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White House Conference on Aging to hold forum in Boston

BOSTON (AP) - The White House Conference on Aging will hold its fifth and final regional forum in Boston this week.

May 23
Patriots fans rallying at stadium in support of Tom Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots fans are planning a rally in support of their beloved quarterback Tom Brady.

May 23
Massachusetts kicks off summer recreational season

BOSTON (AP) - State officials are kicking off the start of the summer recreational season with the opening of waterfronts across Massachusetts this Memorial Day weekend.

May 23
Coast Guard assisting boat taking on water off Nantucket

BOSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard is assisting a fishing boat that started filling with water off Nantucket.

May 23
Groups that spent the most lobbying lawmakers on health care

Organizations that spent the most on lobbying Beacon Hill lawmakers about health care issues last year:

May 23
State health care industry spent $19M lobbying lawmakers

BOSTON (AP) - Hospitals, insurers, doctors, unions and pharmaceutical companies spent a record $19 million trying to sway Beacon Hill lawmakers last year, a reflection of the industry's political and economic muscle and a rapidly changing health care landscape.

May 23
Water quality survey gives Boston-area beaches high marks

BOSTON (AP) - An environmental advocacy group is giving Boston-area beaches high marks for water quality.

May 23
Boston police say man fatally shot in Roxbury

BOSTON (AP) - Police say a man has been shot to death in the Roxbury neighborhood.

May 23
New England Aquarium offers original paintings by seals

BOSTON (AP) - An original Matisse or Rembrandt may be worth millions, but the New England Aquarium is hoping visitors prefer an original painting by another kind of artist: seals.

May 23
Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

May 23
Anger builds among unionized workforce at Bath Iron Works

BATH, Maine (AP) - The last time Bath Iron Works looked beyond Navy shipbuilding, workers agreed to a contract aimed at boosting efficiency by allowing shipbuilders to learn and perform multiple tasks. President Clinton heaped praise on the shipyard for innovation, but those provisions were tossed aside a couple of years later.

May 22
Despite ALS, Massachusetts woman earns college diploma

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - When Kathryn McKenna receives her degree from Salem State University on May 16, she'll toss her cap into the air like the rest of the 1,629 graduates.