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59 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO.


Related Topix: US Governors, Maggie Hassan, Tewksbury, MA

3 hrs ago | WHDH

Four arrested in Webster drug bust

Four people were arrested following a drug bust in Webster. Police said they found heroin, marijuana, packaging materials, and a small amount of cash inside a home on Main Street.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Governors

3 hrs ago | Sampan

Chinatown celebrates victory in Asian American voting rights

On July 15, Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill requiring Chinese and Vietnamese bilingual ballots to be made available at polling stations in Boston, thus marking a monumental event in the fight for equality in Asian American voting rights.


Related Topix: Asian-American, US Governors

3 hrs ago | WHDH

Revere family gets free roof after tornado damage

A family in Revere received a free roof Friday to fix damage caused by last month's tornado.


Related Topix: Revere, MA, US Governors

4 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs

Massachusetts advocates optimistic about paid sick leave ballot:...

After nearly a decade of hoping state legislators would pass an earned paid sick time law, advocates in Massachusetts decided it was time to put the question to voters.


Related Topix: US Governors

8 hrs ago | Nashoba Publishing Online

Nearly $26M

Consumers saved an estimated $25.9 million in foregone sales tax during last weekend's sales tax holiday, according to the Department of Revenue, which will issue a report on the impacts as part of a December certification process.


Related Topix: US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

12 hrs ago | Townsend Times

Businesses join fight against pipeline

Businesses are taking a stand against a proposed natural-gas pipeline planned to run through neighboring towns in the Nashoba Valley.


Related Topix: Ayer, MA, Townsend, MA, Pepperell, MA, Dracut, MA, US Governors, Groton, MA

13 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Market Basket workers hope resolution could come Friday

Negotiations at Market Basket are continuing in an attempt to end the five-week standoff that has resulted in lost business and lost hours at work.


Related Topix: US Governors, Stratham, NH

16 hrs ago | Switched

Deval Patrick Is 'Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot By Police'

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer.


Related Topix: US Governors, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon

18 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Republicans Baker, Fisher debate job creation, education in governor debate

Republican gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher sparred on issues including job creation, higher education and gun policy in a debate sponsored by The Sun, Sentinel and Enterprise and Middlesex Community College Thursday.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

JD Supra

Landmark Massachusetts Net-Metering Bill Goes up in Smoke as...

An eleventh-hour compromise by the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee effectively gutted the highly publicized net metering and solar power bill, which, as proposed, was considered by many including the Solar Energy Industries Association to be a boon for solar development in the nation's fourth largest solar market in terms of both ... (more)


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, US Governors

Government Executive

Clintonphobia: Why No Democrat Wants to Run Against Hillary

The mystery of the 2016 Democratic presidential race isn't why Hillary Clinton seems likely to run.


Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Brian Schweitzer

John Hersey MagazineHow my brother's life ended with a fentanyl overdose

I WAS HAVING LUNCH at a Brookline restaurant with my wife and one of our three sons when I got the call that my only brother, Jamie, had died of a drug overdose.


Related Topix: Brookline, MA, Drugs, US Governors

JD Supra

Effective Immediately: Employers Required to Grant Employees Domestic Violence Leave

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently signed a law, effective immediately, that requires employers with 50 or more employees to grant up to 15 days of leave from work if an employee or a member of the employee's family is a victim of domestic violence.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Governors

Business Journal

Guest commentary: Mass. shouldn't go too far to compete with Silicon Valley

Don't worry if you didn't make it to Fenway this summer - Boston's hottest rivalry is off the field.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Workplace Laws Offering Leave for Domestic Abuse

Earlier this month, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick passed a law giving a range of protections to victims of domestic violence and changing the way the state's justice system deals with certain aspects of this problem.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), US Governors

Lowell Sun

McCormick says he's where he expected to be in gu

Independent Jeffrey McCormick, who is seeking to succeed in an arena where other non-party candidates have repeatedly fallen well short, said Wednesday his campaign for governor is exactly where he expected 11 weeks before the November general election.


Related Topix: US News, Back Bay (Boston, MA), US Governors

WCAX-TV Burlington

New England govs' regional energy effort in doubt

A nearly yearlong effort by New England's governors to address the region's soaring energy costs has been put on hold.


Related Topix: Peter Shumlin, Maggie Hassan

The Miami Herald

Governor: Grocery chain fight at 'critical point'

Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he was hopeful that a family fight over the Market Basket grocery store chain that has sparked an employee walkout and a customer boycott can be resolved soon.


Related Topix: US Governors, Maggie Hassan

The Washington Post


Uber hired political strategist David Plouffe this week to run what amounts to a national political campaign against the taxi industry.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Reince Priebus, Barack Obama, US Governors, John Hickenlooper