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Whitey Bulger Writes Contrite Letter to Teens, Says His Life Was 'Spent Foolishly'


Mollykate Rodenbush, Brittany Tainsh and Michaela Arguin, now rising seniors at Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, Massachusetts, selected Bulger as the topic of their website for the National History Day competition earlier this year.

Whitey Bulger writes teens: 'Don't waste your time on such as I'


The letter wasn't written to an old associate or a former fling. It was sent to three teenagers from Lakeville, Massachusetts. “We all didn't know how to react,” said Mollykate Rodenbush, a junior at Apponequet Regional High School. “We were at a ...

Whitey Bulger: 'My Life Was Wasted and Spent Foolishly'


Whitey Bulger has regrets. That much is clear from a handwritten letter the 85-year-old former mobster sent to a high school student in Lakeville, Massachusetts, several months ago. Brittany Tainsh, one of a group of teenagers working on a school project ...

'My life was wasted,' ex-Boston mob boss Bulger tells students: report


Four students from Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, Massachusetts, had written to ask him questions for a research paper on leadership and got a terse, apologetic four-paragraph reply letter, the newspaper reported on Sunday. "My life was ...

Whitey Bulger responds to HS students' letter


LAKEVILLE, MA (WBZ/CNN) - Convicted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger gave some advice to three high schoolers in Massachusetts. The girls created a website about Bulger for a class project. As part of it, they wrote him a letter. He responded. "We took kind ...

Whitey Bulger Letter to Teens: 'My Life Was Wasted,' Ends Soon


As part of the National History Day competition, three teenaged girls from Apponequet High School in Lakeville, Massachusetts, wrote Bulger, reported NECN on Sunday, and were surprised to get a letter back from him. "My life was wasted and spent foolishly ...

Whitey Bulger to Mass. Teens: "My Life Was Wasted"


Bulger goes on to say that he "took the wrong road." The letter was sent to several juniors at a high school in Lakeville, Massachusetts. The students wrote to him last February, seeking his opinion on his own legacy for a National History Day competition.

James 'Whitey' Bulger writes teens in letter: 'My life was wasted'


The three juniors from Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, Massachusetts, chose Bulger as an unconventional leader that would separate them from their competition, according to the Boston Globe. "My life was wasted and spent foolishly ...

Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Says His Life Was 'Wasted' In Letter Penned To Teens From Prison


In a letter penned in February, Bulger told three teens working on a project at a high school in Lakeville, Massachusetts, that his "life was wasted and spent foolishly," bringing "shame and suffering on my parents and siblings." The students -- all 17 ...

Mary Shaw, 85


MIDDLEBORO —Mary Shaw of Lakeville, MA died at the Hannah B. G. Shaw Home in Middleboro, MA on June 15, 2015 at the age of 85. She was the daughter of the late Michael Lewoczko and his wife Sophie (Hotz) Lewoczko. Mary leaves her husband of 64 years ...

1 worker killed after trench collapse in Lakeville, Minn.


    JUNE 30, 2015 LAKEVILLE, Minn. (KMSP) -  Authorities confirmed that one person is dead after the trench he was working in collapsed Tuesday afternoon in Lakeville, Minn. According to police…

1 worker killed after trench collapse in Lakeville, Minn.


    JUNE 30, 2015 LAKEVILLE, Minn. (KMSP) -  Authorities confirmed that one person is dead after the trench he was working in collapsed Tuesday afternoon in Lakeville, Minn. According to police…
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The importance of local education funding in LAKEVILLE MASSACHUSETTS

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in LAKEVILLE MASSACHUSETTS

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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The situation of health coverage in in LAKEVILLE MASSACHUSETTS

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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