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Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 07:59 PM EDT

Inaugural MDS Awareness Walk to Take Place in Boston

Inaugural MDS Awareness Walk to Take Place in Boston

The first MDS Awareness 5k Walk will be held Friday morning on Boston Common to help raise awareness about Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Deborah Peirce, Chair of the MDS Foundation Development Board, joins Sue...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 07:50 PM EDT

Dig Boston Report Looks at Wages, Work Environment

Dig Boston Report Looks at Wages, Work Environment

Boston wants to become a "Zero Waste" city but are the recycling workers who will play a large role in making that happen get short-changed in wages and benefits? Cole Rosengren, reporter for Dig...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 07:43 PM EDT

Mass. Lawmakers Reach Agreement on $41.9B Budget Deal

Mass. Lawmakers Reach Agreement on $41.9B Budget Deal

Nearly 3 weeks after the new fiscal year started, Massachusetts lawmakers have reached an agreement on a budget, but parts of that deal have liberal lawmakers and activists furious. Gintautus Dumcius, reporter...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 07:56 PM EDT

Colleges Dropping Humanities Courses for Job-Centric Majors

Colleges Dropping Humanities Courses for Job-Centric Majors

Some colleges and universities are dropping humanities courses in favor of job-centric majors. What skills do students lose when this happens? Peter Ubertaccio, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 07:50 PM EDT

Involuntary Commitment and Opiod Addiction

Involuntary Commitment and Opiod Addiction

Massachusetts lawmakers have shelved a proposal on involuntary commitment – a proposal to hold people thought to have overdosed on opioids for 72 hours, even it it’s against their will. Phil...

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