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Must-Reads

State high court says racial profiling is a 'recurring indignity' » Boston Globe The state's highest court, tossing out a Boston man's gun conviction, ordered judges Tuesday to consider whether a black person who walks away from a police officer is attempting to avoid the “r…

State ed board chair gifted Akamai stock to family fund that supports charters » State House News Service Paul Sagan, a journalist turned technology executive who was tapped in 2015 by Gov. Charlie Baker to chair the Massachusetts Board of Education, stepped into the middle of the fierce election battle o…

Both sides of Question 3 agree egg prices will increase » Politico Supporters and opponents of a ballot question that would ban farm animal confinement agree that the cost of eggs, pork and veal will increase should Question 3 pass in November. …

Medical marijuana plan in Holyoke withdrawn by Herbie Flores, Brian Lees group » The Republican The group pitching a medical marijuana facility headed by prominent figures Heriberto Flores and Brian P. Lees took another detour by saying it was withdrawing pursuit of a special permit from the cit…

Who's the Real Maine Candidate in State's 2nd District? » Roll Call On paper, neither of Maine's 2nd District candidates fits the district. They didn't in 2014 either. But in this rematch, when both candidates now have legislative records, Democrats and Republicans ar…

Galvin confident in legality of early voting » State House News Service With the first run of early voting in Massachusetts set to begin in just more than a month, Secretary of State William Galvin said Tuesday he is confident the law that allows pre-Election Day voting "…

Bill Clinton's Speaking Fee Overlaps With Foundation Business » The Wall Street Journal The Fragrance Foundation, a trade group for the perfume industry, paid former President Bill Clinton $260,000 to give a speech in January 2014 that lasted less than an hour. …

“You should resign,” she said. “You should give back the money that you took while this scam was going on, and you should be criminally investigated by both the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

Elizabeth Warren

Addressing Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

News By Category
Business

Dartmouth attorney, former legislator voted chair of New England Fishery Management Council » South Coast Today

Eataly is coming, and it's enormous. Now how to fill all those open jobs? » Boston Globe There are plenty of eye-popping numbers behind Eataly, the high-profile, Mario Batali-attached food emporium preparing to make its much-anticipated entrance into Boston in November.…

America's Test Kitchen moving to the Seaport » Boston Globe After two decades in Brookline, there may finally be too many cooks in America's Test Kitchen.…

Sarepta is now one of the hottest stars in Kendall Square » Boston Globe Given up for dead just five months ago, Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. has suddenly been reborn as one of the hottest stars in Kendall Square's biotech constellation.…

Local farmers hurt by drought now eligible for federal assistance » The Enterprise Hit hard by the ongoing drought, farmers in Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk counties are now eligible for federal assistance.…

Satanic Temple headquarters to open quietly in Salem » Boston Globe When The Satanic Temple officially opens its doors on Friday, Salem will become home to the organization's international headquarters.…

Franklin County egg farm surfaces in debate over Question 3 on farm animal cruelty » The Republican The one farm in Massachusetts that confines hens, located in the Franklin County town of Wendell, surfaced Tuesday as a talking point for opponents and proponents of a ballot question on farm animal c…

Revere businessman cries foul yet again over BRA's deal with Red Sox » Boston Herald A Revere businessman is now seeking monetary damages from the Boston Redevelopment Authority over its controversial 2013 no-bid contract with the Red Sox that grants the team perpetual rights to use Y…

MBTA proposal could lead to more business for Springfield rail car manufacturer, but no decisions final yet » The Republican The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority might increase capacity on its busy Red Line by replacing 86 subway cars instead of refurbishing them — a move that could bring more business to S…

Investors say wanted fugitive is behind failed Beachcomber deal in Quincy » Patriot Ledger Investors in a plan to buy and redevelop the Beachcomber nightclub site across from Wollaston Beach say the man who had arranged the purchase was supposed to return from a trip last Wednesday but hasn…

Sen. Warren Calls On Wells Fargo CEO To Resign » WBUR The CEO of Wells Fargo faced accusations of fraud and calls for his resignation Tuesday from harshly critical senators at a hearing over allegations that bank employees opened millions of accounts cus…

'You Should Resign': Elizabeth Warren Rips Wells Fargo CEO, Suggests Criminal Inquiry » WGBH News To say Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's appearance in front of the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday did not go well would be an understatement. …

Abiomed hosts summit for patients who've benefited from its tech » Wicked Local North of Boston

Education

Boston's 'A team' of charter school leaders » Commonwealth Magazine ANYONE LISTENING TO the pricey TV ad duels over whether to lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts knows there's plenty to disagree about. …

STCC's Youthful New President Embraces His Stern Challenge » Business West John Cook, who only recently became ineligible for BusinessWest's Forty Under 40 program, took the reins at Springfield Technical Community College last month. …

Medical students' intimate connection with the dead » Boston Globe Jessica Gonzalez cried when she first saw the cadaver she would dissect as a first-year medical student — moved by the generosity of someone who donated her body for education.…

State education chief gets booed in Brockton over charter school » The Enterprise Loud hissing and then booing broke out in a Brockton High School cafeteria during a town hall-style forum on Tuesday when the state's public education commissioner started talking about charter school…

Charter foes frustrated by Warren's silence on ballot question » Politico Charter school critics are holding out hope that Senator Elizabeth Warren will weigh in on a ballot question that seeks to raise the cap on the number of charters allowed in the state.…

Four charter applicants could serve more than 1,800 students » State House News Service State education officials announced Tuesday that they have invited groups behind four proposed charter schools to submit full applications, with a final decision on the proposals expected in February …

Search opened for UMass-Dartmouth chancellor » State House News Service University of Massachusetts Board of Trustee member R. Norman Peters, a founding partner of the law firm of Peters & Sowyrda, will chair a 16-member committee charged with identifying candidates for c…

State ed board chair gifted stock to family fund that supports charters » Sentinel & Enterprise Paul Sagan, a journalist turned technology executive who was tapped in 2015 by Gov. Charlie Baker to chair the Massachusetts Board of Education, stepped into the middle of the fierce election battle o…

Environment

Crop losses cause state to declare 11 counties natural disaster areas » Wicked Local Woburn Eleven of the state's 14 counties have been deemed "primary natural disaster areas" by the United States Department of Agriculture due to substantial crop losses that began with a February deep freeze…

The Future Of Your Trash, As Seen By America's Largest Waste Company » WBUR The United States produces more than 250 million tons of waste every year, with 65 percent pure trash, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's latest data from 2013.…

Mass. Gov. Baker signs climate change executive order » Utility Dive Massachusetts has an initial goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2020, ramping up to the much larger 80% goal over three decades. But Baker's executive order now gives s…

Federal

Elizabeth Warren called Wells Fargo CEO 'gutless.' Then it got worse. » Boston Globe Senator Elizabeth Warren confronted the chief executive of Wells Fargo Tuesday, accusing him of “gutless leadership” and calling for his resignation during a hostile Senate hearing focused…

One day the Fed will raise rates. Just probably not Wednesday » Boston Globe The Federal Reserve warned markets at the start of the year that it expected to raise rates four times in 2016. But so far, it hasn't happened.…

Keating files legislation in Chatham refuge fight » Cape Cod Times U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., has filed a bill that, if signed into law, could end a dispute between the town of Chatham, the state and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over submerged land and…

Warren rips into Wells Fargo CEO Stumpf: 'You should resign' » Boston Business Journal U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren tore into Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf at a hearing Tuesday over the bank's practice of secretly opening unauthorized accounts to juice up sales numbers, demanding he resign …

Elizabeth Warren slams bank CEO: 'You should resign' » Boston Herald Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted the head of Wells Fargo and demanded both his resignation and a criminal investigation, even as records indicate the anti-Wall Street crusader appears …

Sean Collier's brother pushes for national heroes holiday » Boston Herald Cora and Molly Collier will never meet Uncle Sean.…

Health Care

Senator visits Sippican Healthcare » Sippican Village Soup The Sippican Healthcare Center welcomed Sen. Marc Pacheco (D) for a legislative breakfast on Tuesday morning. Joining Pacheco was Regional District Director Louis Loura and Tara Gregorio from Massachu…

Housing

Norfolk County real estate bounces back in August » Wicked Local Cohasset After a disappointing July, the Norfolk County real estate market showed mostly solid gains for the month of August.…

Human Services

Teen awarded for helping Massachusetts homeless youths » Fox 25 News A Stoneham teen has been awarded for his actions in working to solve the problems faced by homeless youths.…

Judiciary

22 cases upended by Braintree police evidence handing issues » Patriot Ledger The number of defendants who have had criminal charges or whole cases tossed out because of evidence handling issues at the Braintree Police Department reached 22 on Tuesday, double what it was by the…

Springfield attorney nominated for Superior Court Judge » WWLP 22 A public hearing was held Tuesday night in Springfield for Attorney Michael Callan, who's been nominated to be a Superior Court Judge.…

Mass. High Court Says Black Men May Have Legitimate Reason To Flee Police » WBUR Black men who try to avoid an encounter with Boston police by fleeing may have a legitimate reason to do so — and should not be deemed suspicious — according to a ruling by the Massachus…

U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Class Action Lawsuit Filed By Immigrant Kids » WBUR A federal appeals court panel in Seattle has ruled that immigrant children under the threat of deportation may not sue the government for legal representation as part of a class action. The ruling is …

Lowell construction to begin on long-awaited judicial center » Lowell Sun

Labor

Hundreds rally against overtime cap for personal care attendants » Metro.us More than 300 healthcare workers, members of the disability community and allies gathered Tuesday at the Massachusetts State House to oppose new overtime restrictions for personal care attendants. …

QCC Receives $488 Grant To Train Under-Employed » Worcester Patch The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $2.6 million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants to seven high schools, community colleges, and an educational collaborative, in order to expand skills training …

State unemployment at lowest rate in 15 years, and some local towns doing even better » The Sun Chronicle The state unemployment rate is at its lowest point since 2001, and that means some local companies are having trouble finding and keeping workers. The unemployment rate statewide is 3.9 percent and it…

Legislative

Addiction, homelessness on the agenda at legislative breakfast » Wicked Local Beverly Local politicians, business leaders and administrative staff of the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce converged on A&B Burgers in downtown Beverly last week to discuss the state of the North Shore a…

DeLeo underwent thumb surgery for arthritis » State House News Service House Speaker Robert DeLeo is wearing a cast on his left hand after undergoing surgery on Friday for arthritis in his thumb.…

Local Government

East Longmeadow police chief search committee violated Open Meeting Law, Massachusetts attorney general's office rules » The Republican Members of a search committee to select a new police chief violated the state's Open Meeting Law earlier this year through a procedural "misstep" at one meeting and by voting on finalists for the post…

Marlborough officials announce investment in city's parks and playgrounds » Community Advocate Mayor Arthur Vigeant was joined Sept. 12 by state Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), state Representative Danielle Gregoire, (D-Marlborough) and state Representative Carmine Gentile (D-Sudbury) to anno…

City Council backs opposition to eliminating state charter school cap » Taunton Gazette Despite its brevity, this week's city council meeting covered a handful of noteworthy topics.…

Mayor Hoye touts rental-rebate program with downtown business ribbon cuttings » Taunton Gazette City officials are holding ribbon cuttings downtown this week to mark what they say is the successful launch of a unique, rent-rebate initiative.…

Pittsfield could see dozens of Syrian, Iraqi refugees by year's end » Berkshire Eagle By year's end, the city could be home to the first of dozens of Middle East refugees — if residents are willing to welcome them with open arms.…

How Mass. 'Gateway Cities' Are Crafting New Identities » WBUR The hum of textile looms once filled the 19th-century mill buildings throughout downtown Lawrence. Immigrant workers from Ireland and Germany were among some of the first laborers.…

Public pot ban moves forward in New Bedford » South Coast Today A proposed ban on the public use of marijuana moved forward Tuesday night in City Hall, where city councilors gave an initial go-ahead to a law that would give police officers the power to arrest peop…

Rivera moves to fire a second tax assessor » Eagle Tribune Three months after Mayor Daniel Rivera fired a tax assessor who was unable to pass tests required to hold the job, he is seeking to fire a second assessor who lives outside the city in violation of a …

Sullivan to meet with council on police evidence room issues » Patriot Ledger Mayor Joseph Sullivan will meet with the town council on Oct. 4 to discuss the problems with the police department's evidence room.…

City hasn't provided annual traffic safety report since 1970's » Eagle Tribune Despite being required by its city code to provide an annual traffic safety report, it was made public Tuesday night that the city has not compiled such a report since the Nixon administration.…

State Rep. Angelo Puppolo presents special citation to Village Store & Cafe in Wilbraham » MassLive State Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr., D-Springfield, recently honored the new owners of the Village Store and Café in Wilbraham. Puppolo, who represents the 12th Hampden District in the House of Repre…

Brookfield selectmen blame state for Dunn Brook bridge woes » Worcester Telegram

Opinion

Our View: Seamounts didn't need protection from fishermen » South Coast Today President Barack Obama is certainly sensitive enough to know the difference between, say, Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts.…

Why does the T have to squeeze a vulnerable workforce? » Boston Globe AS THE MBTA looks to reduce its operating deficit, it has found a new and unsettling target: the largely below-ground workforce of contract janitors. …

Doing well by doing good for the world » Boston Globe IN HIS final address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Obama said a root cause of global crisis is “a world in which 1 percent of humanity controls as much wealth as t…

America, Donald Trump owes you an apology » Boston Globe SINCE DONALD Trump finally abandoned the birther nonsense he had long indulged, the big question has been whether he will apologize to Barack Obama.…

In Cambridge, mercy and justice for the homeless » Boston Globe In black robe and high heels, the judge makes her way to the makeshift courtroom past a broad cast-iron stove, a huge stainless-steel kettle, and a rack of vegetables and sauces in cans the size of fo…

Our view: Baker's smart move on climate change » The Salem News The Baker administration is taking a common-sense approach to the federal Environmental Protection Agency's demands on business to minimize machine-borne pollutants in the Bay State.…

Our leaders suppressing Mideast peace efforts » Cape Cod Times Bowing to the pressure of right-wing Israel supporters, Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a letter condemning grass-roots boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns for Palestinian rights.…

Editorial: State leads in opiate battle » The Recorder It appears that Massachusetts deserves credit for treating the opioid addiction crisis with the seriousness that it warrants.…

Other

Lawmakers to assess impact of casinos on surrounding communities » WWLP 22 MGM Springfield plans to open their casino in September 2018. …

Hillary Clinton: My Plan for Helping America's Poor » New York Times The true measure of any society is how we take care of our children. With all of our country's resources, no child should ever have to grow up in poverty. Yet every single night, all across America, k…

Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems » The Washington Post Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire's for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of …

Green Party's Jill Stein gets a financial boost, thanks to taxpayers » The Washington Post Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is barely registering in the polls, but in recent months, an infusion of cash has enabled her campaign to pay an award-winning advertising firm, host part…

Kennedy cousin claims Bush said he'd vote for Clinton » Boston Herald Kathleen Kennedy Townsend claims President George H.W. Bush told her he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election.…

Professor briefs lawmakers on problem gambling study results » State House News Service

Politics

Wong, Migliore talk debates » Wicked Local Saugus Incumbent state Rep. Donald Wong, R-Saugus, has agreed to debate 9th Essex District Democratic candidate for state representative Jen Migliore twice before the Nov. 8 election – once in Saugus …

Hillary Clinton fund-raiser a treat for foodies » Boston Globe During the campaign, Donald Trump has often extolled the virtues of fast food, unapologetic in his love for Big Macs and Quarter Pounders. …

Kassy Dillon, conservative activist and local college student, appointed to Western Mass Republicans board of directors » The Republican A college student from Agawam has been appointed to the board of directors of the Western Mass Republicans PAC and will help lead the organization's new Western Mass Young Republicans division.…

Marijuana Legalization in Massachusetts: Getting Over the Hump » AlterNet No matter how you slice it, there's a stark statistical reality regarding marijuana reform in Massachusetts over the past decade: it's undefeated at the ballot box.…

Election Ballot Debate Series: Should Mass. Ban Some Confinement Of Certain Farm Animals? » WBUR We discuss ballot Question 3, which proposes banning the sale in Massachusetts of meat or eggs from hens, calves and pigs that are confined in a way that prevents them from moving around.…

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visits the Massachusetts state building (photos) » MassLive Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito stopped at The Big E for a morning tour of the Massachusetts state building on Tuesday. During her tour through the building, the lieutenant governor stopped to try…

Public Health

Authorities Urge Use Of Drug Drop-Off Boxes To Combat Opioid Abuse » WAMC A new initiative has been announced in western Massachusetts in an effort to reduce drug overdose deaths and the misuse of prescription medications.…

Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It's complicated » Boston Globe Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky.…

Opioid-linked deaths dip as ODs rise » Boston Herald Opioid-related deaths are down this year in Boston despite an uptick in overall overdoses, and Narcan use has spiked by more than 25 percent, city officials say.…

Marijuana Dispensary Planned For Former KFC Receives First Approval » iBerkshires The Community Development Board has signed off on plans to turn the former KFC on East Street into a medical marijuana dispensary.…

Pittsfield: Forum to address impact of substance abuse on caregivers » Berkshire Eagle

Public Safety

Middlesex sheriff, lawmakers tout gun buyback programs » State House News Service Describing gun buybacks as an "injury prevention effort," Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian said Tuesday he wanted to see the programs run by local law enforcement expand into regional collaborations…

Evans defends officer in Back Bay pedestrian case » Boston Globe Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said Tuesday that a man in a confrontation with an off-duty police officer that was captured on video in the Back Bay this spring “wasn't violently ta…

Money, drugs stolen from Lee Police Department; officer enters rehab, resigns » The Republican State police are investigating the theft of cash and prescription drugs from the Lee Police Department.…

Evans: BPD Will Continue Body Cam Program After 6 Month Trial, Even If Union Objects » WGBH Police Commissioner Bill Evans said he will use his power as commissioner to implement a permanent body camera program following the six-month pilot, regardless of the results of contract negotiations…

Docs, cops make case for enhanced trauma response » State House News Service One of key lessons that came out of the response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing was the value of tourniquets, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said Tuesday.…

State Government

Voters may want to think twice about taking selfie with election ballot » WCVB Massachusetts voters tempted to a take a selfie with their completed ballots may want to think twice.…

Charlie Baker defends qualifications of former driver hired as environmental police head » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker said the campaign driver he hired as colonel of the environmental police is both a “friend” and well-qualified for the post, as the Republican pushed back at criticisms …

Cape Downwinders to Appeal State House Ban Restriction » Cape Cod Today Three members of the Cape Downwinders are appealing a court order that bans them from the State House.…

Tobias Vanderhoop Named to Plymouth 400 Commission » Vineyard Gazette Tobias Vanderhoop, chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), has been named to the state commission in charge of planning observances for the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth Colony Set…

Clinton Vs. Trump, Big Ballot Questions Could Drive Record-Setting Mass. Voter Turnout » WGBH It's not just the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for president that's driving up expectations for voter turnout in Massachusetts this year—several consequential ballot questio…

Massachusetts is discouraging ballot selfies on Election Day » The Republican Taking a picture of your ballot inside the polling booth is banned in Massachusetts.…

Galvin 'more concerned about voters' rights than I am about the rules' » Berkshire Eagle With the first run of early voting in Massachusetts set to begin in just more than a month, Secretary of State William Galvin said Tuesday he is confident the law that allows pre-Election Day voting "…

State's top bank regulator said to be leaving post » Boston Globe

Gov. Baker assured by refugee resettlement factors » State House News Service

Transportation

Rep. Michael Day to host MBTA event for seniors » Wicked Local Stoneham Tuesday Posted Sep 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM Share As part of his continued efforts to expand public transportation options and help seniors to continue to live independently in their community, state R…

MBTA partners with Uber and Lyft for Paratransit Pilot Program » The Daily Free Press Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced the launch of a pilot paratransit program that will be a coalition between Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, di…

Lyft chief says most of its rides will happen in self-driving cars within five years » Boston Business Journal Most Lyft rides will happen in autonomous vehicles within five years and private car ownership will all but end by 2025.…

Massport thanks Governor, elected officials for supporting revitalization of the Port of Boston » American Journal of Transportation At an event at Conley Terminal yesterday, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) thanked Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Congressional delegation for their significant support of the…

Utilities

ConEdison opens Westfield solar farm; 8K panels capable of powering 300 homes » The Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined officials from ConEdison Development and the city of Westfield Tuesday to formally open a $6 million solar farm at 219 Russellville Road capable of producing 2 megawatts o…

Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Gas Release Ignites Outrage From Plymouth Fire Chief » WBUR Earlier this month, hydrogen gas built up in the generator room at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth. The amount of gas was beyond the federal allowable limit and had to be released into …

Malden receives $7.5K clean energy grant » Wicked Local Malden The Department of Energy Resources' Municipal Energy Technical Assistance grants, which are utilized by designated green communities or municipalities in the designation process to better inform their…

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter

1 tablespoon sugar

2 egg yolks

7/8 cups milk, or one cup buttermilk

1 cup and one tablespoon of sifted cake flour

1 pinch salt

2 stiff beaten egg whites

4 teaspoonsful baking powder

Directions

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Mixture should be thick and fluffy.

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