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Thousands Protest In Boston

Several thousand people rallied peacefully in Boston to protest a grand jury's decision to not charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in New York City.

Protesters blocked some city streets Thursday evening while marching to Boston Common, where the city's annual tree lighting ceremony was being held at the same time

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Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM
Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM

Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits

Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council To Set Tax Factor, Homeowners Face Increase

No one wants to raise taxes, but the Mayor's office in New Bedford is arming the City Council with information to help ease the pain.  The Council holds its annual Tax Classification meeting Tuesday night

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Top-Earning State Employees Dwarf Governor’s Paycheck

An advisory board recommends increasing the Massachusetts governor's annual pay to $250,000 while also giving sizable raises to other statewide officials and top legislative leaders.  The Special Advisory Commission on Public Compensation says the governor's pay should increase from $151,800 to $185,000 plus a new, yearly $65,000 housing allowance

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Obama Seeks To Tighten Rules On Police Equipment

President Obama is responding to growing concerns about the militarization of police in the U.S. The President is making moves to tighten federal rules on providing military-type equipment to local and state police departments

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UPDATE: Panel Recommends Salary Hikes For Top Pols

An advisory board recommends increasing the Massachusetts governor's annual pay to $250,000 while also giving sizable raises to other statewide officials and top legislative leaders.
The Special Advisory Commission on Public Compensation says the governor's pay should increase from $151,800 to $185,000 plus a new, yearly $65,000 housing allowance

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Community Leaders In Boston Call for Unity And Peace

Dozens of political, religious and community leaders in Boston have signed on to a statement calling for unity and peaceful demonstrations in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict a Missouri police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager

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Updates From Ferguson, Missouri

Here's the latest from Ferguson, Missouri.
The attorneys for Michael Brown's parents are blaming the prosecutors for a grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who killed the teen. Anthony Gray claims the testimony of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson didn't match the evidence, but that prosecutors didn't challenge him

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Obama: Keep Protests Peaceful In Ferguson

President Barack Obama says his message to Ferguson, Missouri, as it awaits a grand jury's decision in this summer's fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man is to keep protests peaceful.

Obama says everyone has the right to express their views and to peacefully assemble to protest actions they think are unjust

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New Deadlines Set For Region C Casino

State gambling regulators have set new application deadlines for Massachusetts' third and final resort casino license.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that initial applications for the southeastern region, which is centered near Fall River and New Bedford, will be due Jan

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