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Mass. will open 40 miles of MWRA trails to public

Officials announced they would make a network of trails over a century-old system of aqueducts accessible to hikers, bikers, or anyone seeking a stroll in the woods.

Big donors helping Governor Patrick travel

A substantial portion of the funding for Governor Patrick’s two second-term international trade missions has come from a handful of powerful executives and companies.

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The unlocking of natural gas reserves hundreds of miles away promises to benefit Massachusetts companies and the state economy.

Bill Lovallo held daughter Sarah, a greatgranddaughter of an Armenian genocide survivor, during the dedication Tuesday of the long-envisioned Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

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Armenian Heritage Park opens on Greenway

The park, located between the North End and Faneuil Hall, is meant to honor Armenian immigrants to the state.

Cash from an elite corps of Massachusetts backers has gushed into the Democratic National Committee, which has much higher contribution limits than the Obama campaign.

Drop-off in gifts to Obama in Mass.

The number of supporters contributing the maximum to President Obama’s campaign fund has plunged nearly 50 percent compared with his 2008 run.