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Missing Mass. girl may be in Nashua area: police

Missing Mass. girl may be in Nashua area: police

The 16-year-old Massachusetts girl who was reported missing on Halloween might be in the area of Nashua, New Hampshire, police said.

George, of Arlington, was last seen on October 31. That day, she was wearing a black skirt, florid corset, black stockings and a black cardigan.

Investigators believe that she might be in Nashua area, with a man she met on a social-networking site. According to police description, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall, around 140 pounds in weight, and has brown eyes and red hair.

Mass. prosecutors urge judge to keep cross-country rape suspect locked up before trial

Mass. prosecutors urge judge to keep cross-country rape suspect locked up before

Massachusetts prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to keep a cross-country rape suspect locked up before trial, stressing that he could be a danger to the public.

Gregory Lewis, 26, was captured by police last month in New York for allegedly raping a minor and thrashing of his stepfather. Police allege that Lewis, of Southbridge, robbed and raped female escorts in Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, Utah, Oregon and North Carolina.

MNA members to leaflet on Ebola preparedness

MNA members to leaflet on Ebola preparedness

Members of Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) will leaflet on Ebola preparedness this Wednesday, November 12, the association's spokesperson David Schildmeier has confirmed.

Schildmeier said that members of the association will leaflet at Boston's South Station and Worcester's Union Station, which are the busiest commuter train stations in the state.

Westminster weighs nation’s first tobacco ban

Westminster weighs nation’s first tobacco ban

All tobacco products could soon face ban in a central Massachusetts town as local authorities are weighing a regulation that proposes ban on sales of all tobacco products within precincts of the town.

Westminster has become an improbable battleground in the U. S. tobacco war. Coming Wednesday, the town's Board of Health will hear public comments on the proposed regulation. If the town really bans the sales of tobacco products, then it would be the first municipality in the country to take such a strict action against tobacco.

Massachusetts casinos may hurt Rhode Island’s gambling industry

Massachusetts casinos may hurt Rhode Island’s gambling industry

Massachusetts' upcoming resort casinos may prove ill-fated for Rhode Island's well-established gambling industry, particularly the Newport Grand slots parlor.

According to the Providence Journal, Rhode Island will likely see a decline of nearly 40 per cent in gambling revenues at Twin River Casino and the Newport Grand, after the southeastern Massachusetts casino starts operating in Taunton.

That is the worst case scenario, but it is for sure that Massachusetts' casinos will have a significant impact on Rhode Island's gambling industry.

Governor-elect Baker praises development of MGM casino in downtown Springfield

Governor-elect Baker praises development of MGM casino in downtown Springfield

Governor-elect Charlie Baker on Friday visited west-central Massachusetts and praised the development of MGM Resorts International's casino in downtown Springfield.

MGM is developing an $800-million casino project downtown Springfield. It is the largest private-sector development in the history of western Massachusetts. At the Springfield City Hall, Baker assured Mayor Domenic Sarno that his administration would provide all necessary support to the project.

He added that he wanted to support the new project in a way that that would be sensitive to the surrounding communities.

Super PACs spent $16.9M on Massachusetts race for governor: OCPF

Super PACs spent $16.9M on Massachusetts race for governor: OCPF

Independent expenditure Political Action Committees (PACs) spent $16.9 million on the most recent race for governor in Massachusetts, according to figures revealed by the Office of Campaign & Political Finance (OCPF).

Newly revealed figures show that pro-Charlie Baker groups spend $9.9 million during the 2014 cycle, while pro-Martha Coakley organizations spent $6.9 million.

Conventional political action committees can donate straight to candidates vying for political positions but these committees are now more strictly regulated by the FEC and OCPF.

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