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BOSTON | Surgeon General: Federal drug classification needs changes

BOSTON — The nation’s drug classification system should be revisited but illegal drugs shouldn’t simply be decriminalized nationwide, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told a gathering of police leaders focused on the opioids crisis Thursday in Boston. “Our scheduling system is functioning, but not as ideally as it could,” he said of the federal schedule … Continue reading BOSTON | Surgeon General: Federal drug classification needs changes

LAWRENCE, Mass. | No heat, no stove: Gas explosions create Thanksgiving blues

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Families in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts are facing a challenging Thanksgiving more than two months after natural gas explosions and fires leveled homes and left thousands without heat or hot water. More than 2,000 homes are still without gas service in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover after gas lines were overpressurized … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | No heat, no stove: Gas explosions create Thanksgiving blues

BOSTON | The “worst toys” for the holidays, according to safety group

BOSTON  — A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 “worst toys” Tuesday at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in … Continue reading BOSTON | The “worst toys” for the holidays, according to safety group

BOSTON | Immigrants cheer ruling that lets them keep protected status

BOSTON  — When Sudanese immigrant Hiwaida Elarabi learned the U.S. government was ending the temporary protected status that allowed her to live and work in the country legally for two decades, she sold off the restaurant that had been her life’s dream. Terrified to return to Sudan and unable to fathom a life without proper … Continue reading BOSTON | Immigrants cheer ruling that lets them keep protected status