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Mayor Pushes For More Liquor Licenses For New Bedford

The City of New Bedford is pushing for more liquor licenses.  Mayor Jon Mitchell announced Tuesday, his administration was preparing to file a home rule petition to expand the number of liquor licenses in the City by 25

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Former Mass. Attorney General Robert Quinn Dies At 85

 

Former state attorney general and Massachusetts House Speaker Robert Quinn has died. He was 85.
 
    Quinn's law partner James Morris said Quinn died after collapsing early Sunday morning at his Falmouth home.
 

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Lawmakers Face Full Agenda At Statehouse

State lawmakers will have plenty on their plates when they ramp up activity after Labor Day.
 
    The House and Senate have not met formally since the end of July.
 
    Among the high-profile issues the Legislature is likely to grapple with in the fall are gun control, welfare reform and proposals to increase the minimum wage

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Dan Wolf Gets Hearing Before State Ethics Commission

State Sen. Dan Wolf has won a temporary reprieve from a state Ethics Commission ruling that could force him to quit the Legislature and end his campaign for governor.
 
    The commission has extended a deadline it gave Wolf, a Harwich Democrat, to choose between his political career or continued ownership interest in Cape Air

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Shoppers, Retailers Gear Up For Tax Free Weekend

The President of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce says retailers are looking foreward to the tax free weekend this Saturday and Sunday. 

Roy Nascimento says consumers are smiling because any purchases made this weekend will not include the state's 6

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Bledsoe Pushes Wine Bill On Beacon Hill

Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to end a ban on direct wine shipments to consumers.
 
    Bledsoe now operates a winery in Washington state

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State Lawmakers To Consider Tougher Gun Control Laws

 Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing tougher gun control measures, from requiring gun owners to buy liability insurance to setting tighter standards for firearms licenses.  State Rep. David Linsky, a Natick Democrat, said he plans to file by mid-January what he called a comprehensive bill to end gun violence

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