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Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray will not run for governor in 2014, citing the demands of campaigning, serving in elected office and his desire to spend more time with his wife and two young daughters.
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.
The main reason is the elimination of the payroll tax.
Police & Fire, Awareness
Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers.
Government, Business, Awareness
While Congress can't seem to agree on a compromise to avoid the "Fiscal Cliff," leadership of the agriculture committee announced a compromise on the farm bill Sunday.
Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.
Congress is so focused on the fiscal cliff, the farm bill has yet to be renewed.
National Grid was fined nearly $19 million, the highest fine levied against utilities in Massachusetts.
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency began using a new first-in-the-nation emergency alerting app, as part of its notifications to the public.
Government, Public Safety
The single-car crash happened Wednesday at 4 a.m. on Treble Cove Road in Billerica. The name of the driver has not been released.
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