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Communities seek overrides, exclusions this spring
State boosts first-responder access to drugs that combat overdoses
Boston establishes fund for families of fallen firefighters
Town uses tax 'burden shift' to aid senior homeowners
Worcester wins Science Foundation grant targeting public transportation
Cities, towns grapple with huge pothole problem
Local officials across state aim to curb heroin abuse
City approves new stormwater and flood control utility
Local legal issues surrounding marijuana discussed
DLS report: Residential tax bills continue upward trend
New federal law offers some relief from flood insurance spikes
Forum considers implications of Internet gaming
House, Senate OK veterans’ services legislation
MMA supports increase of net metering cap
In FY15 federal budget proposal, president outlines spending priorities
Committee working out differences in transportation bond bills
EPA defers request to regulate commercial stormwater discharges
April 16 hearing set for summer camp water safety rules
Open meeting law online trainings and forums announced
Legislature’s local aid resolution boosts unrestricted aid
MMA launches updated website for municipal energy group
DHCD unveils new municipal grant program for housing
Return-to-work programs can reduce injury costs
Forum focuses on effective uses of municipal data
Grants available for organics-to-energy projects
Underfunding of charter account hurting public schools
Littleton wins national recognition for ‘complete streets’ policy
Volunteer first responders not counted as employees under ACA
Report recommends state gun law changes
Senate OK’s unemployment insurance reform bill
Six receive Working Cities Challenge grants
Growing number of communities equip police to deal with overdoses
Energy aggregation plan is carbon neutral
Cloud computing grant to benefit several towns
Amherst, Northampton team up on financial software
Senate committee reports 5-year bond bill with $300M per year for Ch. 90
New technologies may reduce water treatment costs on Cape
Municipal leaders state case for revenue-sharing improvements
Flood insurance bills active at state, federal levels
Federal default averted by debt limit action
DPH vows to verify dispensary application claims
2013 open meeting law data released
Hosts sought for visiting Pakistani officials
Public Service Committee holds hearing on pensions, OPEB
State announces $4M in Community Innovation Challenge grants
Local policies address changes in tobacco marketplace
NLC’s Congressional City Conference set for March 8-12
Melrose: ‘Our City’ exercise helped sharpen civic goals
Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Lowell: Communities collaborate on economic development
Arlington: ‘Visual Budget’ illuminates how taxes are spent

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