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Joe Silvia

When Joe isn't writing, he's coaching people to punch each other in the face. He enjoys ancient cultures, dead and living languages, cooking, benching 999#s, and saving the elderly, babies and puppies from burning buildings. While he enjoys long walks on the beach, he will not be your alarm clock, because he's no ding-a-ling.

Massachusetts DoC announces plan to suspend housing operations at MCI-Cedar Junction

Two-year reorganization strategy to enhance operational efficiency and cost-savings solutions amid historic low prison population. The Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) announced a three-phased, two-year plan to suspend housing operations at MCI-Cedar Junction in Walpole. Amid the state’s lowest prison population in 35 years, the Department conducted a detailed, agency-wide …

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Massachusetts Gov. Baker awards $600,000 in grants to high schools to support innovation pathways

These early career programs help students connect learning to in-demand industry sectors. The Baker-Polito Administration awarded more than $600,000 to 22 school districts to help support Innovation Pathway programs, which provide high school students with opportunities to learn and gain experience in a particular industry through career exploration, technical courses …

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Upcoming COVID-19 testing sites for the City of New Bedford; how to get FREE at-home test kits

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is offering testing on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, through May 15. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance …

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Freetown Fire Rescue responds to car fire on County Road

“Yesterday on County Rd. in the area of The Point Gas was shut down for a car fire. The Freetown Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire while the Freetown Police diverted traffic. Within 30 minutes the roadway was reponed and the damaged vehicle was towed …

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Southcoast Health’s Charlton Memorial Hospital first in the world to enroll and treat patient in LIFE-BTK PK sub-study

Clinical study researches advanced treatment for patients with Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI). Southcoast Health Chief of Vascular Surgery Dr. Richard Pin and a team at the Heart and Vascular Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital became the first to enroll and treat a patient in the national LIFE-BTK randomized clinical trial …

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