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  • Patrick reviews $1B convention center upgrade bill

    BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers sent to Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick's desk on Wednesday a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Supporters of the measure tout the proposed expansion of the center, aimed at increasing its operating space by...

  • Coakley reaches $50,000 agreement with travel company

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday a $50,000 settlement with an Illinois-based travel company and its principals, resolving allegations they used high-pressure sales tactics to sell vacation club memberships. Coakley Travel Services...

  • Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise. Shark T-shirts are...

  • Case made for Ted Cruz vs. Elizabeth Warren in 2016

    Louder voices are helping to make the case for a 2016 White House matchup between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • Run, Liz, Run: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils her declaration of principles

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wowed an eager crowd of supporters in Michigan with a speech outlining the 11 basic tenets of progressivism.

  • Fore! Obama plans 16-day Martha's Vineyard vacation on $12m estate

    It's going to be hot tubs, basketball, tennis and golf for the first family this summer, having set plans for a 16-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. next month.

  • Mass. window company settles Prevailing Wage Law allegations

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $109,000 agreement on Tuesday with an Easthampton window company to resolve allegations it violated the state’s Prevailing Wage Law. R&R Window Contractors Inc. allegedly failed to pay...

  • Coakley files lawsuit over asbestos removal

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against an Oxford-based environmental company that allegedly failed to follow proper procedures and safety precautions related to asbestos-containing materials. Patriots...

  • Underage illegal immigrants may be an issue in Massachusetts governor race

    The political fallout from the surge of (not entirely) underage Central American illegal immigrants across the Lower Rio Grande is spreading across the nation.

  • Patrick signs $36B state budget, announces vetoes

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law Friday the final state budget of his administration, while also asking lawmakers to expand his authority to order spending cuts, if needed, during his last months in office. The $36.5 billion budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 is a...

  • Motorcycle insurance company settles with Massachusetts for $14.9M

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $14.9 million settlement on Monday with a motorcycle insurer to resolve allegations it overcharged thousands of motorcycle owners on their policies. Commerce Insurance Company, which was acquired...

  • Massachusetts gas prices down 3 cents per gallon

    BOSTON (AP) — The price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has dropped 3 cents in the past week. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve regular is down to $3.67 per gallon. That's a penny more than the national average, 3 cents higher than the in-state price a month ago and...

  • Massachusetts pipeline foes launch protest walk

    RICHMOND, Mass. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline in Massachusetts have launched a protest walk across the state. About 150 people started the walk Sunday in Richmond. The march was expected to make its way along the approximate path of the proposed pipeline through northern...

  • Lawmakers pass compounding pharmacy oversight bill

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill overhauling the oversight of compounding pharmacies. The bill stemmed from a nationwide meningitis outbreak that authorities blamed on a tainted steroid produced by the now-closed New England Compounding Center in...

  • Casino revenue included in Massachusetts budget

    BOSTON (AP) — Anti-casino activists are calling on lawmakers to exclude about $73 million in casino licensing and slot parlor revenue from the state budget they are set to finalize this week. Repeal the Casino Deal chairman John Ribeiro said in a statement on Monday the "phantom" revenue...



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