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  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

    BOSTON (AP) — 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. In a statement...

  • Conn. aids manufacturer to move Mass. division

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A manufacturing company has promised to increase its workforce by one-third as it moves a Massachusetts division to Connecticut with $2 million in state aid. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that C. Cowles and Co. is relocating its Carlin Combustion...

  • Lobbying firm paying $100,000 over alleged contingency fee agreement

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $100,000 joint disposition agreement on Friday with a lobbying firm that allegedly profited from an inappropriate contingency fee agreement with a hospital in Brighton. The Brennan Group Inc....

  • Both sides of casino debate ready campaign moves

    BOSTON (AP) — Groups on both sides of the casino debate are touting the start of their campaign operations this week, as voters are set to decide in November whether to repeal the state's casino law. A pro-casino group called the "Committee to Protect Massachusetts Jobs" said Monday that...

  • Massachusetts hospitals report more medical errors

    BOSTON (AP) — The number of medical errors reported by Massachusetts acute-care hospitals has jumped 70 percent since the state both expanded the scope of incidents hospitals are required to report and adopted a computerized system to more easily notify health officials. Hospitals reported 753...

  • White House blog omits Obama vacation for 4 straight days

    The official White House blog has yet to mention that President Obama is on vacation, now in its fourth day.

  • Gas prices in Massachusetts drop 6 cents a gallon

    BOSTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts plunged 6 cents in the past week, yet remains above the national average. AAA Southern New England reports Tuesday that self-serve, regular has dropped to an average of $3.50 per gallon. That price is 17 cents lower than a month...

  • At 401st Obama fundraiser, singer belts out, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'

    Vacationing President Obama hosts his 401st fundraiser Monday night on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., continuing his record-setting pace.

  • Penn National moving ahead with $225m slot parlor

    PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Plans to open the state's first slot parlor are moving forward at a harness racing track near the Rhode Island state line despite a vote in three months on whether to repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law, which made the project possible. Penn National Gaming won the...

  • Sweet spot: Obama nears 200 days golfing, could reach 199 during Vineyard vacation

    First duffer Barack Obama is nearing 200 days golfing during his presidency and could make that mark during his upcoming 16-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

  • After Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts lets child care providers opt out of union dues

    State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.

  • Mass. group pushing nuclear power ballot question

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A group of local residents say they've collected enough signatures to place a public policy question on the November ballot in the Cape and Islands senate district related to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The group Cape Downwinders says they plan to deliver more than...

  • Mass. landlord to pay $20K to tenant who alleged sexual orientation-based harassment

    Coakley SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a settlement on Wednesday with a Springfield landlord and property management company to resolve allegations they failed to address sexual orientation-based harassment. A tenant who...

  • Boston protesters rally against gas pipeline

    BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. Deval Patrick to rescind his support for a new tax on New Englanders' electricity bills to help subsidize it. The protest, attended by hundreds of...

  • R.I. hospital settles with Mass. AG for $150K

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $150,000 consent judgment on Wednesday with a Rhode Island hospital that allegedly failed to protect the personal information of more than 12,000 Massachusetts patients. Women & Infants Hospital of...



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