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Smoking Pot at the Movies? Massachusetts Panel Says ‘Yes’
Massachusetts regulators have given preliminary approval to a plan that would allow pot "bars" as well as pot use at restaurants, yoga studios, movie theaters, and massage parlors.
Deval Patrick’s Brother-In-Law Arraigned on Sexual Assault Charges
The brother-in-law of former Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is facing sexual assault charges.
Hurricane Victims Relocated to MA Offered In-State Tuition Rates
Public colleges and universities in Massachusetts are offering in-state tuition rates to victims of Hurricane Maria through spring 2018.
Boston Herald Declares Bankruptcy, Sells to GateHouse
The Boston Herald is declaring bankruptcy and has agreed to be sold to GateHouse Media.
Fall River Man Convicted In Death of Elderly Mother
A Fall River man charged with neglecting his elderly mother so severely that she died has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Rate Hike Approved for Massachusetts Eversource Customers
State utilities regulators have approved a nearly $37 million per year rate hike for Eversource's Massachusetts electric customers that was much smaller than requested, but still drew the ire of the state attorney general.
Real Estate Firm Spending $100 Million to Redevelop Benny’s
A Rhode Island real estate firm says it will spend more than $100 million to redevelop 29 locations of the southern New England retail chain Benny's, which is closing its doors this year.
Cape Wind Opponents Appeal Decision to Continue Lease
Opponents of a proposed wind farm off Cape Cod are appealing a federal agency's decision to leave in place the long-stalled project's ocean lease.
Stonehill College Employee Fired After Accidental Gun Discharge
A Massachusetts college says an employee accidentally discharged a firearm on school grounds, injuring another employee.
Gov. Baker Backing Cell Phone Ban for Drivers
Governor Charlie Baker is throwing his support behind a proposal to ban motorists from holding cellphones while they drive.