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Massachusetts is one of 11 states where 17-year-olds are tried and sentenced as adults, but two bills on Beacon Hill seek to change that.
Should the state forge ahead with Gov. Deval Patrick's bold plan to invest now? Or should it follow the Legislature leadership's proposal to address the bottom line before embarking on bigger initiatives?
William J . Hecht Sr. writes in support of David Talbot's candidacy for Reading Municipal Light Department Commissioner.
No election-related submissions will be posted on Reading Patch after Friday, March 29, leading up to the Town Election on Tuesday, April 2.
See why the state Legislature's website received an 'F' for transparency and tell us—do you agree? How transparent is your city or town government's website?
Democratic congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch will face off in a primary on April 30 in the race to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by new Secretary of State John Kerry.
The governor's budget proposal for fiscal 2014 would raise $1.9 billion in new revenues through a combination of tax increases and eliminating some tax breaks. Is the state's economy ready for this?
Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would tighten gun control laws in Massachusetts while increasing funding for mental health services and enhance background checks. Is this sensible, or reactionary?
Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation that would require teachers, workers at child care centers and school bus drivers to submit fingerprints for criminal background checks.
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The average Reading and North Reading single family home tax bill is above average for the coming year compared to other towns and cities surveyed.
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