Baker, Bump continue to clash over DCF audit | Gov. Charlie Baker delivered a forceful rebuke of Auditor Suzanne Bump’s review of the Department of Children and Families, calling the claims in the audit released last week “irresponsible” and in some cases “simply not true” in a letter to DCF staff.
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Chandler’s staff moves into Senate president’s office | Much of acting Senate President Harriette L. Chandler’s staff moved into the president’s third-floor suite as they take over operations of the office, but at least for now Chandler, D-Worcester, plans to continue working out of the majority leader’s office.
Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 223]: Worcester’s winter gripes piling up | The list of things in Worcester more fun to do than find a convenient parking spot is a long one, indeed — once the leaves fall and the snowbanks rise, it’s pretty much infinite. And when the forecasters usher in a conga line of declared parking bans, well, all bets are off. Thing is, in many neighborhoods, the city’s upkeep generally leaves Worcester residents wanting more, no matter the season or the weather. Hitch, accordingly, has a question.
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Marotta: Time for education system to evolve — just ask the teachers | “The system that I teach in is not designed for how my students grow up,” says one Worcester Public Schools veteran teacher. “They all have phones; they grew up in a digital age … [but], we still have to teach them in a form that they are not going to encounter when they enter the workforce. This is how they grew up taking in information, and it’s the opposite of what we do in our classroom.”
Mass. buoys transportation security following Manhattan bus bomb | Massachusetts planned to up the visibility of law enforcement at transportation hubs following the detonation of a bomb in New York City’s main bus terminal Monday, but Gov. Charlie Baker said there were no known threats to the state.
Social consumption, home delivery marijuana rules debated | The first day of policy debate among state marijuana regulators indicated that the Cannabis Control Commission is working towards industry regulations that would give consumers more options for how they obtain marijuana and where they will be able to use it.
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