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November 24, 2017 - 8:31 am
The man who manages the state's pension fund is getting a big pay raise. Michael Trotsky is receiving a 40-thousand-dollar raise, and now earns 470-thousand-dollars a year in the position. The Pension Reserves Investment Management board also voted last week to give Trotsky a bonus of more than 180...
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November 23, 2017 - 7:40 am
The weather over Thanksgiving weekend is expected to be relatively quiet. The National Weather Service predicts cool and dry weather through Friday. Temperatures will reach the 40s during the day and drop to the 30s at night. Saturday is expected to be warmer, reaching the 50s in some areas. Sunday...
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November 23, 2017 - 7:27 am
A new law will allow Massachusetts schools to teach academic subjects in a student’s native language. Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill into law Wednesday. Voters decided 15 years ago to eliminate bilingual education in public schools. The new law still allows schools to provide English-only...
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November 23, 2017 - 7:10 am
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is expressing concerns about a possible ban on the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving. Governor Charlie Baker announced support for a complete ban on the use of hand-held phones and other devices while driving this week. However, DeLeo is...
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November 23, 2017 - 7:01 am
A teenager is under arrest for allegedly killing high school senior Ian Jewell in Goffstown. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced the arrest yesterday but didn't release the suspect's name because he or she is a juvenile. Jewell, an honors student at Memorial High School, was found shot...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:19 am
The MBTA is planning to accept alcohol advertising at some stations, ending a five-year ban on those types of ads. The transit agency estimates that the change will bring in over two-million-dollars in new revenue. Alcohol ads will not be used at stations near schools or community centers, or in...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:09 am
Massachusetts could become the next state to ban talking and driving. Governor Charlie Baker is calling on lawmakers to make using handheld devices while driving illegal. Currently, only texting and driving is against the law in Massachusetts. Baker says people need to use hands-free technology or...
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November 22, 2017 - 7:49 am
The state Cannabis Control Commission plans to have the first draft of rules for the legal sales of marijuana done by the end of the year. The panel announced Tuesday that the draft rules will be filed by Dec. 29. Among the details will be criteria for winning dispensary licenses, rules for bars...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:08 am
A campus armed robbery is being blamed for a shelter in place order at Brandeis University in Waltham. The shelter in place order was issued late last night after the armed robbery was reported to campus police. Everyone on campus was ordered to take shelter, lock their doors and remain quiet while...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:59 am
The MBTA board is giving the go ahead to a pair of transit projects that will cost nearly two-billion-dollars to complete. Over one-billion-dollars of the spending is for the Green Line extension into Somerville and Medford. The panel also approved over 700-million-dollars for a high tech new fare...
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