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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.

Former Massachusetts DUA employee sentenced to prison for COVID-19 fraud scheme

“Defendant committed crimes shortly after release from federal prison on unrelated charges. A former employee of the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) was sentenced yesterday for conspiring to misuse her position in an effort to obtain Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funds through fraudulent claims, including claims using identities she …

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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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