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ABCC Investigating Beer Companies

Massachusetts alcohol regulators are investigating whether beer distributors, brewers, and retailers are violating the law by paying to have certain brands sold in bars and at liquor stores, while shutting out others

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Former Probation Commissioner Sentenced to 18 Months In Prison

A former Massachusetts probation commissioner convicted of rigging the agency's hiring process to favor politically connected candidates has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge William Young sentenced John O'Brien on Thursday, saying ``every judge in Massachusetts'' must stand ``appalled'' by the extent of corruption in the state probation department revealed by the two-month trial

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Average Mass. Gas Prices Fall Below $3.00

The average cost of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has fallen below the $3 threshold for the first time in almost four years.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the price of a gallon of self-serve, regular fell 8 cents in the past week to an average of $2

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NSTAR Electric Rates To Jump 29% In January

Get ready for a major increase come January on your electric bill.

NSTAR has announced that because of a dramatic increase in the price of electricity that it buys, its customers will be paying more

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Expert: Baker Administration Offers Unique Opportunity For Southcoast Leaders

The head of the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth says the beginning weeks of the pro-business Baker administration could result in a unique opportunity for leaders on the Southcoast.

Dr. Michael Goodman is a leading expert on the Mass

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A Plan To Regenerate New Bedford Unveiled At City Hall

New Bedford has a new blueprint for economic growth in the city.

A group called the New Bedford Regeneration Committee compiled a report that focuses on reviving Downtown New Bedford, improving port facilities on the waterfront and advancing the city's manufacturing industries

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World Trade Center Opens for Business

The resurrected World Trade Center is opening for business, 13 years after the 9/11 terror attacks. Publishing giant Conde Nast is moving into One World Trade Center today.

The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper dominates the Manhattan skyline and is America's tallest building

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Gas Prices In Mass. Continue To Drop

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped another nickel.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular has dropped to an average of $3.04 per gallon, which is 6 cents more than the national average

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South Korean Economy Boosted As Won Jumps To New High
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Best Birthday Gift Ever?

MTV reported how one lucky duck just cashed in big money from a scratch ticket! 19 year old, Deisi Ocampo, received the golden ticket from her father on her birthday. She scratched it the next day and went into shock as she realized she had just won FOUR M

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Amazon Eyeing FR Technology Park for New Distribution Center

There's some positive economic development news coming out of Fall River .

The Herald News says the global company Amazon has sent a letter of intent to Mayor Will Flanagan, announcing its desire to build a one-million square foot distribution center at the Life Science and Technology Park at the Fall River-Freetown line

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