Taunton Hospital Closure Plans Stirring Fierce Battle on Beacon Hill

Kyle Cheney, State House News Service, March 22, 2012

 Boston - A member of Senate President Therese Murray’s leadership team predicted Thursday that the Senate would support blocking a Patrick administration move to shutter Taunton State Hospital, a mental health facility that serves the state’s southeast region. 

Senator Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester), assistant majority leader, told a capitol auditorium packed with union members opposed to the closure that she believes “the Senate as a whole” would demand a comprehensive study before any changes are made the mental health system. ... Taunton