Somerville, Mass. firefighter Earl Johnson places flowers at a makeshift memorial on the front of fire station Engine 33, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Boston. Fire station Engine 33 was the station of fallen firefighters Lt. Edward J. Walsh and Michael R. Kennedy who lost their lives fighting a 9-alarm fire in a four-story brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston honors two fallen firefighters

It was a somber day in Boston as the city paid tribute to Lieutenant Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, the two who died battling Wed…

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Home care aides demanding better pay

Personal and home care aides are among the fastest growing jobs in the nation, but if they don’t work for the state, many of these caregiver…

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Fracking opponents rally in Springfield

The process of “fracking,” an increasingly popular technique for extracting natural gas, is highly controversial, and state lawmakers are co…

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DCF criticized in state audit

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families failed to keep proper background check records on people living in foster homes, and h…