Funeral services were held on Monday for a Massachusetts Marine who was killed by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Residents in Springfield lined the streets around the East Forest Park church where the service was held.
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The average worker in Connecticut cannot afford rent on a two-bedroom apartment, according to new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. A renter must earn $24.29 an hour to afford a two-bedroom in Connecticut according to the NLIHC’s Out of Reach report.
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Kicking off a two-day trip to Ethiopia, President Obama called on the country to end its crackdown on journalists and to be more open politically.Obama spoke Monday at a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn."When all voices are being heard, when people know they are being included in the political process, that makes a country more successful," Obama, who became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country, said according to The Associated Press...
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As part of the state budget, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law the creation of a rural policy commission in Massachusetts. It continues a longstanding effort to express small town needs in the Boston-centric commonwealth.
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State and federal officials are turning to researchers at the University of Rhode Island to help them understand what happened at Salty Brine State Beach over the weekend when a mini explosion knocked a woman into a jetty, leaving her with two broken ribs. Ateam of scientists will convene at the beach at low tide later today to collect samples in their search for answers.
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