Billerica News

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After the state's highest court ruled there is no authority for officials to hold immigrants solely at the request of federal authorities, three Republican House members are working to gather momentum behind legalizing those types of detentions. In a ruling hailed by civil liberties advocates that ends a longstanding immigration enforcement practice, the Supreme Judicial Court declared Monday that current state law "provides no authority for Massachusetts court officers to arrest and hold an individual solely on the basis of a Federal civil immigration detainer, beyond the time that the individual would otherwise be entitled to be released from State custody."

Reacting to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision Monday, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said he is drafting state legislation to counteract the decision by explicitly allowing state and local law enforcement to detain, at the request of federal authorities, people suspected of being in the country illegally. The SJC ruled that in the absence of a criminal charge, court officers do not have the authority to hold or arrest someone solely on a civil immigration matter.

The first-place Billerica Shamrocks finished the Suburban Pony League 13-year-old Division regular season with a 15-1 record after defeating Chelmsford, 8-1, on Friday evening. The bats came alive in the fifth inning as Jeff Goguen and Kyler MacDonald hit back-to-back home runs.

Bedford News

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Simrad Commercial, in partnership with Patti Marine Enterprises, has announced the latest vessel commissioned for the Truex clamming fleet is outfitted with a complete suite of Simrad Commercial marine electronics. Seawatcher II, a 152-foot clamming vessel, features two Simrad NSO evo2 processors driving five 18.5-inch monitors, an AP70 Autopilot, Halo-4 and Halo-6 Pulse Compression Radar systems and two SonarHub sonar processing systems.

The 9th Annual Seafood Throwdown is set to take place Thursday at Custom House Square, located in downtown New Bedford. This free event aims to entertain the public with fantastic food and new information about up-and-coming developments in the fishing industry.

SoftBank Group Corp. has taken a stake in Roomba vacuum-cleaner maker IRobot Corp., people familiar with the matter said, as the Japanese company builds its holdings in robotics firms. SoftBank has built a less than 5 percent stake in IRobot, below the amount that would require a regulatory disclosure in the U.S., the people said, asking not to be identified because the purchase was private.

Burlington News

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If your back-to-school college shopping list looks something like the one above, you may still have some packing to do. In addition to beaded curtains and blow-up furniture, back-to-school shopping lists should include linens, storage, kitchen items and other essentials.

New initiative to provide diabetes patients across the U.S. with access to live monitoring and coaching via CCS Medical's LivingConnected program DarioHealth Corp. , a leading global digital health company with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with CCS Medical and their LivingConnected clinical program. Through this strategic agreement and proprietary API, DarioHealth is partnering with CCS Medical by providing live data access to CCS Medical for patients that join the LivingConnected clinical program using the DarioHealth native smartphone app.