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My marriage ended in 1995 after 23 years. My two daughters were adults. I knew I would be required to pay alimony, split the assets and provide health insurance for a reasonable period of time. But a marriage that had been difficult for many years was finally over, or so I thought. I didn't know I was about to enter the twilight zone of alimony-without-end in Massachusetts.

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Tornadoes hit Massachusettsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 22:22:00

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick confirms that at least 19 communities in his state have been impacted by tornadoes.

Nominee would be first openly gay judge on Massachusetts high courtupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 21:10:00

If confirmed, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's nominee for the state Supreme Judicial Court would be the first openly gay justice to serve on the state's highest court.

CNNMoney: Massachusetts budget cuts: Biggest in 20 yearsupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 17:32:00

Massachusetts is bracing for the biggest budget cuts in 20 years...even as its tax revenues are on the rise.

Arctic air invades the Northeastupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 06:59:00

The phrase "it's cold outside" doesn't begin to describe it. With the mercury well below zero in parts of the Northeast, people in New York and the New England states are facing some of the coldest temperatures the region has seen in years.

New Englanders dig out after snowstormupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 08:04:00

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick lifted a state of emergency Thursday, one day after blizzard conditions pounded his state and created hazardous travel conditions across New England.

Winter woes continueupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 08:04:00

A snow-packed winter continues to sweep much of the U.S.

Air travel stalls as blizzard bears down on New York, New Englandupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 08:43:00

Thousands of travelers spent the night camped out on airport floors and thousands more were stranded in hotel rooms and relatives' homes as blizzard conditions halted flights at New York's three major airports, slowed rail travel and continued to create treacherous conditions on roads throughout the East Coast on Monday.

Candidates joust on trust, spendingupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 07:44:00

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Tim Cahill and Charlie Baker exchange heated words.

Sparks fly at Massachusetts gubernatorial debateupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 07:44:00

Tempers flew at a Massachusetts gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, as the four candidates hashed out their positions just six weeks before the election.

Six states to watch in 2010 political warsupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 08:22:00

For political junkies, the midterm election's marquee races are well known -- and I offered a list of those last week. But in a year when politics is hitting the boiling point, a top 10 list can't cover all the interesting races going on across the nation.

Massachusetts school district under fire over condom policyupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 03:25:00

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick urged a school district to revise its policy allowing students as young as in elementary schools to get condoms if they are believed to be sexually active.

Condoms for elementary students?updated: Fri Jun 25 2010 03:25:00

Provincetown, Massachusetts, schools will be providing free condoms to first through twelfth graders.

'No immediate threat' to people of Mass.updated: Thu May 13 2010 18:06:00

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick addresses the media about the FBI raids in the Boston area.

Flood victims leave homes, memoriesupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 09:43:00

Rescue crews travel by boat to pull residents from their flooded homes in Rhode Island. CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports.

Obama drops in on Massachusetts agency battling floodsupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 09:43:00

President Barack Obama made a previously unannounced visit Thursday to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, which is dealing with widespread flooding in the region.

Massachusetts authorities investigating spate of suspicious firesupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 14:40:00

Local and state authorities in Northampton, Massachusetts, are investigating nine suspicious fires that have killed two people and left residents shaken, officials said Sunday.

2 dead in Northampton firesupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 14:40:00

A community is in shock after a series of suspicious fires left two dead. Affiliate WWLP reports.

2 dead in series of Massachusetts blazesupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 19:22:00

Local and state authorities in Northampton, Massachusetts, are investigating a string of suspicious fires that killed two people and left residents shaken, officials said Sunday.

Fortune: A mess: Hyatt's housekeeping scandalupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 16:44:00

What was Hyatt thinking? That no one would notice? That no one would care? Well, the privately held hotelier, which announced plans recently to go public, screwed up big-time; everybody knows that now. Even Hyatt knows, although something tells me it hasn't completely sunk in yet.

Paul Kirk to fill Kennedy's Senate seatupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 12:13:00

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick named Paul G. Kirk as the interim U.S. senator from Massachusetts on Thursday.

Kennedy succession billupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 16:26:00

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick announces the date of the special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy.

Kennedy's seat may remain empty for monthsupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:14:00

It may be months before Edward Kennedy's Senate seat is filled, following his death at the age of 77 on Tuesday.

Hurricane Bill expected to lash New England coastupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 23:55:00

Hurricane Bill spun northward toward the New England coast Saturday with wind and rain as officials warned beach lovers to head indoors for the night.

Obama: I didn't mean to slight Cambridge policeupdated: Sun Jul 26 2009 09:48:00

President Obama said Friday he spoke with the police officer who arrested a Harvard professor and told the officer he did not mean to malign the Cambridge Police Department when he said police acted stupidly.

CNNMoney: Reeling states hit by April tax shortfallsupdated: Thu May 07 2009 13:16:00

State officials nationwide are wrestling with yet another round of budget shortfalls, this time due to plummeting April income tax revenues.

Diverse list of candidatesupdated: Fri May 01 2009 16:59:00

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin looks at some of the candidates that President Obama may consider to fill a Supreme Court seat.

Souter news sets off succession speculationupdated: Fri May 01 2009 16:59:00

In Washington and throughout the nation's legal system, speculation took off Friday over who may join the Supreme Court after the retirement of Justice David Souter.

Transportation agency: Obama will not pursue mileage taxupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 15:30:00

The Obama administration will not support a policy of taxing drivers based on their mileage, the Transportation Department said Friday after a published interview in which Secretary Ray LaHood called it an idea "we should look at."

Bush declares emergency in icy Massachusettsupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 21:57:00

A severe ice storm prompted President Bush to declare Saturday that a state of emergency exists in northern Massachusetts, a move that authorizes the use of federal aid to help the recovery effort.

Storm leaves at least 1 million without power in Northeastupdated: Sat Dec 13 2008 03:59:00

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire declared states of emergency Friday after high winds, rain and snow swept through the Northeast, leaving at least a million homes and businesses without power.

Debate dial testingupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 08:18:00

A real-time look at how undecided voters viewed key moments in the Democratic debate.

Obama, Clinton camps point to borrowed rhetoricupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 04:41:00

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama each accused the other of borrowing portions of their presidential campaign speeches Monday.

Clinton, Obama war over wordsupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 04:41:00

The latest war of words between Clinton and Obama is all about words, just words. CNN's Candy Crowley reports.

Winter on its wayupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 22:37:00

CNN Meteorologist Reynolds Wolf has more on the winter storm that's heading toward the northeastern U.S.

Online politics 2.0: Candidates using Internet to turn buzz into votesupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 23:14:00

John Walsh is a veteran Democratic operative who concedes technology hasn't always been his strong suit.

Reaching voters onlineupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 23:14:00

Reaching voters online

Fortune: Captain's Blog, stardate 4/26/07updated: Thu Apr 26 2007 08:42:00

MARKS: Happy Dow breaking 13,000 to you! Happy Dow breaking 13,000 to you! You look like a short seller, and you weep like one too! Just one for instance: AP reports that, "Apple blew past Wall Street expectations Wednesday, posting quarterly profits that jumped 88%, fueled by strong sales of its iPod players and Macintosh computers." And remember that's coming off strong comps! Yep. As Shawn Tully calls it: "A perfect calm."

Massachusetts governor seeks connections with citizensupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 18:36:00

Gov. Deval Patrick is trying to increase accessibility to Massachusetts' political leaders.

Fortune: No More Crude at Texaco Texaco hasn't quite overcome its image as the embodiment of corporate racism. Yet thanks to management'supdated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

It's known as "The Crisis" around Texaco's sprawling office headquarters in a leafy suburb north of New York City, which is certainly apropos. It was the embarrassing and expensive saga that forced...

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