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PHOTO: When it comes to the well-being of children, Massachusetts is number one in the nation, according to the 25th annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids County report. Photo credit: Randen Peterson / Flickr.

BOSTON - When it comes to the well-being of children, Massachusetts is first in the nation, according to the 25th annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count report. The commonwealth rose from third place last year to first this year. The report examines 16 indicators across four areas: economic we...Read More

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PHOTO: Coastal storm damage, such as in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, will be more frequent as sea levels rise through the century in the Northeast, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Risky Business Project.

BOSTON - The Northeast is expected to experience a temperature increase over the next century. But a new study identified rising oceans, and their effect on coastal infrastructure, as the major coming climate impact to the region. The report, from the Risky Business Project, concluded that Boston w...Read More

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PHOTO: Massachusetts gets only a C in a report analyzing how each state in the union supports – or doesn’t support – new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The study is timed for the White House Summit on Working Families. Photo credit: National Partnership for Women and Families.

BOSTON – Massachusetts gets just a C in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn't support – new parents in terms of such things as leave time and job protection. The analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families shows the Commonwealth with some distanc...Read More

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PHOTO: Transit station cleaners expect to be joined by hundreds of supporters for a Saturday march to protest cuts to the T Station cleaning workforce. Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU.

BOSTON - Transit station cleaners and their supporters will be marching to protest planned job cuts, which they say would put the health and safety of both workers and 'T' riders in jeopardy. The cuts could not have come at a worse time, according to Roxana Rivera, District 615 director of 32-BJ S...Read More

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PHOTO: Fueled by new research, oral health care advocates in the Commonwealth are continuing efforts to restore coverage for dentistry in clinics and dentists' offices for patients who have nowhere to turn but often-over-stretched hospital emergency rooms. Photo credit: Erik Christensen/Wikipedia.

BOSTON – Since severe cuts were made in 2010 to MassHealth adult dental benefits, more Commonwealth residents have turned to emergency rooms, where the pain from tooth and gum ailments is addressed, but the cause often goes untreated. A new study by Boston University's School of Dental Medic...Read More

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PHOTO: Nearly 900 Commonwealth schools may be eligible for a program that would feed all their students breakfasts and lunches and do away with much of the paperwork and application hassles. An effort is under way to make sure they know about it and act by the end of this month. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

BOSTON – Some 880 high-poverty schools in the Commonwealth may be eligible for a program that would feed all their students breakfasts and lunches, eliminate the stigma that such singled-out students sometimes face and do away with much of the paperwork and application hassles. The difficult...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new report on Summer Nutrition Programs shows Massachusetts and many other states are doing a better job of helping children stay nourished and healthy when school’s out. Credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – A new ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Obama administration is focused on bringing more international travelers to the United States to boost economic growth and produce jobs. Travel professionals say the Bay State need not look far to get a slice of the action. Photo credit: Someone35/Wikipedia.org.

BOSTON - President Obama used the long holiday weekend to focus on welcoming international travelers to the United States and the million-plus jobs their visits support. From across the Atlantic and just across the Canadian border, international travelers head to Boston for a slice of history at ba...Read More

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