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At long last, relief is here; let us be glad

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Not I, says the teacher. Nor I, says the letter carrier. Nor I, says the clerk at the corner store. Certainly not I,... Read more

As state-subsidized health care for 31,000 legal immigrants lapsed Tuesday, the result of budget cuts imposed by the Legislature, advocates for a single-payer health care system blasted the cuts as “discriminatory” and said a backup plan endorsed... Read more

Even the most seasoned prosecutors are haunted by cases involving abused and neglected children. By the time those cases make it to court, the damage to innocent children is done and their lives are irrevocably changed.

While the majority of... Read more

A profile of the non-profit Healthworks Fitness Center, by Neighborhood Network News.

The SPARK Center doesn't feel like a medical facility. The smell of sloppy joes permeates the air; the scent of the day's lunch fills the Mattapan house every day, creating a homey feeling for the children.

The classrooms, like those in many... Read more

By April some 70 residents and 82 employees of the Hancock Manor Nursing Home will need to find new situations for themselves as it was announced this week the 16-year-old facility would close.

The Vinfen Corporation, which owns and operates the... Read more

Caritas Christi Health Care, the corporate parent of Caritas Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue, has signed an accord with two unions to allow "free and fair" voting conditions for the system's nearly 7,000 employees as they decide whether to form... Read more

Gov. Deval Patrick is considering fundamental changes to the health care system in Massachusetts, eyeing adjustments to the current fee-for-service payment system and planning cost reduction legislation by summer.

Health and Human Services... Read more

A number of Dorchester and Mattapan health centers, unions and advocacy groups have joined a citywide coalition called Put Patients First to urge the governor to halt funding cuts to the Boston Medical Center and the Cambridge Health Alliance.

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