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Jose Tosado

Jose Tosado, official photo

After a more than a 20-year career in politics in the largest city in western Massachusetts, State Representative Jose Tosado of Springfield said he is going to retire.

The Massachusetts State House
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         Another state legislator from western Massachusetts is calling it quits.


A consumer group’s annual report released today warns that unsafe toys remain widely available and the dangers to children may not be obvious.  

      In advance of the changeover in late October to all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike, officials are distributing free transponders that motorists will need to avoid paying higher rates to travel on the highway.