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Marijuana tax may rise, other regulations may be coming with legalization » WWLP 22 News Massachusetts is now the only state on the East Coast to legalize recreational marijuana, but top state leaders are already pondering changes to the new law. …

Mass. employers face decisions on marijuana » Boston Globe It will soon be legal to smoke marijuana in Massachusetts. But that doesn't mean your boss will let you.…

Lang: Keolis was on verge of walking away » Commonwealth Magazine A MEMBER OF THE MBTA'S oversight board said the transit agency's commuter rail operator was on the verge of walking away from its $2.68 billion contract earlier this year when state officials agreed t…

Trump victory creates uncertainty, state's top insurer says » Boston Business Journal Donald Trump has been elected as the next president of the United States, and Massachusetts insurers are grappling with what that means.…

"That achievement gap is something that we need to continue to work on, and my view at this point is that that means we need to pursue what the voters said we need to pursue — other alternatives," Baker said. "I mean charter schools will certainly continue to be part of the mix, as they have been, but maybe this means we need to do more of the empowerment-zone type approaches that have been pursued in Springfield, or maybe we need to do some things to lengthen school days."

Gov. Charlie Baker

Speaking on the rejection of Question 2

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Business

Communities look to limit pot shops after legalization » Newburyport News Cities and towns are scrambling to write zoning rules preventing a proliferation of weed shops in light of Tuesday's vote legalizing retail marijuana sales by 2018. …

How Trump Will Affect The Innovation Economy That's Booming In Boston » WBUR You only need to look at Boston's rapidly changing skyline to see concrete evidence of the city's booming innovation economy. …

Analysts explain why Trump's victory is lifting biotech stocks » Boston Business Journal he industry has viewed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton warily, in large part because of her support for drug price controls.…

Local business groups hold annual meeting on legislation » WWLP 22 News Western Massachusetts business owners need more trained workers to grow and thrive.…

Banks dive into the Seaport » Boston Globe Restaurants, multinational companies, and condo-dwellers have swept into the Seaport District in recent years, transforming the shabby waterfront into a modern bustling neighborhood. Now, the banks ar…

Cambridge Chamber picks city councilor as new CEO » Boston Business Journal The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce said Thursday that it named former Cambridge mayor and current city councilor David Maher as its next president and CEO.…

'Grow-your-own' shops say there's a budding demand for pot information » Boston Globe Elected officials aren't the only ones gearing up for legalized marijuana after voters this week approved the sale of the leafy drug in stores beginning in 2018 and the cultivation at home even sooner…

People Are Burning Their Sneakers After New Balance Showed Support for Trump » Fortune The normcore favorite is getting some heated responses. Less than 48 hours after Donald Trump was declared President-Elect of the United States, normcore staple brand New Balance has already thrown it…

State awards grant to Somerville, kicking off $1B Union Square improvement project » Boston Business Journal Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced a $13 million MassWorks grant to the city of Somerville to improve water and sewer in Union Square, which will kick off a planned $1 billion, 15-…

Education

Meehan, citing high rental costs, buys $1M Boston waterfront condo » Lowell Sun UMass President Marty Meehan appears to have taken a page from his predecessor's real estate playbook.…

Gov: will keep on looking at achievement gap » South Coast Today Rejected by the voters in his bid for an expansion of charter school access, Gov. Charlie Baker said he will explore other means of reducing the gap between the achievement levels of white students an…

Environment

Racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Donald Trump graffiti found on Mount Tom » The Republican Racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Donald Trump graffiti has appeared on a cliffside of Mount Tom, sparking outrage from local residents on social media.…

Health Care

Hospitals at home launch in Boston » Boston Globe Dr. William Terry arrived in the emergency room with a high fever and violent chills. When a suspicious spot turned up on his chest X-ray, doctors decided to admit Terry so they could provide intraven…

Steward Health moves to acquire central Mass. doctor's group » Boston Business Journal Steward Health Care is making moves to acquire a 200-physician group in central Massachusetts in the health system's first acquisition move since it announced a national expansion plan.…

Wait times, care continue to improve at VA in Central Mass. » Worcester Telegram Historically poor wait times at the Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System continue to improve, its leader said this week, and quality of care has been recently lauded by the…

Human Services

These Veterans Fought For Freedom, But Are Anything But Free » WBUR A few dozen veterans begin filtering into a sparsely decorated auditorium. …

Labor

Weeks After Harvard's Dining Strike Ends, Janitors Threaten A Second » WBUR Harvard's janitors voted Thursday to authorize a strike if they fail to reach a long-term contract with the university by Tuesday, Nov. 15. …

Family leave, an unexpected election winner? » Boston Globe Amid an election season rife with divisive rhetoric, the issue of paid family leave emerged as a rare bright spot, one where both candidates' agendas seemed to align.…

5 Investigates: Pay for drawbridge operators tops governor's salary » WCVB Imagine the pay for a job skyrocketing nearly 600 percent overnight. That's the deal the state gave drawbridge workers on a publicly funded job on the North Shore.…

Legislative

Rep. Rady Mom on this week's Sun Spot » Lowell Sun Nov. 8 was a good day for Lowell state Rep. Rady Mom.…

Senate President Stan Rosenberg worried about Donald Trump campaign rhetoric, but looking to the future » The Republican State Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, said Wednesday that he remains worried about some of President-elect Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, even as he is looking toward the future.…

Local Government

Newton Mayor Setti Warren Won't Seek Re-Election » WBUR After seven years as Newton's Democratic mayor, Setti Warren announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election in 2017. …

School math may add new taxes in Lynn » Lynn Daily News Item The city's chief financial officer is considering a Proposition 2 ½ property tax override next year — a first in the city's history — to pay for a school budget shortfall, two new s…

Worcester city manager eyeing 7 dog parks » Worcester Telegram The city administration has identified seven locations where it wants to create dog parks over the next few years, beginning with two it wants to open next spring.…

Mayor's discussions on race to start next Saturday » Boston Globe The city will launch the first in a yearlong series of race discussions Nov. 19 in an effort to help Boston heal from its divisive history and become “a more socially cohesive and resilient city…

Bylaw fix ready for Easton Town Meeting voters » Wicked Local Easton The town has a way to rectify the fact that bylaws adopted by Town Meeting over the last eight years were never submitted to the attorney general's office for approval.…

New Bedford seeks state's help in regulating off-road vehicles » South Coast Today City Council members blasted people who ride ATV vehicles and dirt bikes recklessly on city streets and sidewalks, while also asking local legislators for greater regulation of them.…

Criticism emerges around Community Preservation Act ballot question in Holyoke » The Republican Two city councilors, including one who was a spokesman for a group opposing a ballot question, said it was inappropriate that the city employed a resident who was a prominent supporter of that ballot …

Marty Walsh touts passage of ballot Question 5 » Boston Herald Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated the passage of the Community Preservation Act yesterday, trumpeting the Question 5 ballot measure's passage as a “good day for Boston.”…

Opinion

Benton: Contemplating an orange sunrise » The Salem News We'd watched the election coverage the night before. Then, driving my 11-year-old granddaughter, Eliana, to school early Wednesday morning, we watched the sun ascend over Sunrise Mountain near where w…

Dear President-elect, here are a few things you need to know about Washington » Boston Globe Welcome to Washington — a town that you and your supporters love to hate.…

Two minutes to unite a nation » Boston Globe They warned me about the silence. I was unprepared for the wail.…

The other winners and losers of the 2016 election » Boston Globe The electorate has spoken, now it's my turn on the winners and losers from this wild 2016 campaign season.…

Letter to the Editor: How Boston's startup ecosystem can help GE » Boston Business Journal While startups and entrepreneurs can get huge value by studying businesses' top dogs, there's never enough discussion around how startups can help out the giants.…

After Question 2, what's next for education reform? » Boston Globe Massachusetts voters had their say Tuesday on adding more charter schools, and their message couldn't have been more emphatic.…

Post-election, people are uniting – against Trump » Boston Globe “NOW IT'S time for America to bind the wounds of division,” Donald Trump said during his victory speech Wednesday. “To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nati…

After elected State Rep., Bud Williams should step down from City Council (Letters) » The Republican State representative-elect Bud Williams should step down from the Springfield City Council when he is sworn in to the State Legislature in January. …

BETH TRAVERS: Weymouth: Shame on Baker for not trying to fix failing schools » The Enterprise I agree wholeheartedly with George Stoll's letter, “Baker should fix schools.”…

Commentary: How It Went Downhill For Hillary Clinton » WBUR Let me count the ways the campaign of Hillary Clinton was taken down or collapsed of its own incompetence.…

SJC takes right approach in rape statute of limitations case » Mass Lawyers Weekly A recent decision from the Supreme Judicial Court makes clear that despite the elimination of the statute of limitations for child sexual assault, these cases are still incredibly challenging to prose…

Other

Child Psychiatrists: If Kids Are Feeling Anxious After Election, How To Help » WBUR Elections are, above all, political moments, but each one offers parenting moments as well. That's certainly the case with this one. One Boston-area mother told me Wednesday morning: "My son has been …

A Closer Look At The Mass. Map Of Clinton-Trump Results » WBUR Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes went to Hillary Clinton, who defeated eventual-President-elect Donald Trump here by about 27 percentage points. …

Warren charts a course for the left in Trump's Washington » Boston Globe Elizabeth Warren opened her arms to working with Donald Trump on populist issues Thursday afternoon in a talk to the AFL-CIO, using her first public remarks since Democrats lost the presidency to rea…

In Washington, a common tone of rapprochement » Boston Globe Donald Trump, the conquering outsider, made his first trip Thursday to Washington to begin his transition as chief executive, offering the public its first glimpse of the culture clash in store when t…

The red state no one saw coming » Boston Globe Dawn Damico had never voted in a presidential election before, never felt sufficiently drawn to a candidate to pledge her political support. Until Tuesday.…

Elizabeth Warren says she has spoken to Hillary Clinton » Boston Globe US Senator Elizabeth Warren said she has spoken to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton since the election.…

Dems devolving into chaos, looking for new leadership » Boston Herald The Democratic Party — reeling from a devastating White House loss, failure to retake the U.S. Senate and diminished power in state houses nationwide — is now devolving into chaotic infi…

Politics

Tom Brady's presidential vote doesn't count -- yet » Boston Globe President-elect Donald Trump highlighted the support of Patriots' star Tom Brady during his campaign, but the quarterback's absentee vote on Monday ultimately might not have helped anyone, as Brooklin…

Following Donald Trump election, UMass offers students grief counseling » The Republican As the reality of President-elect Donald Trump sets in, the University of Massachusetts is offering grief counseling services for students and staff.…

Candidates to lead Mass. Democratic Party dissect election meltdown » The Metro West Daily News Still reeling from a stunning defeat in the presidential election, three Democrats vying to lead the state party weighed in Thursday on the failures that allowed Republican Donald Trump to win the Whi…

Gubernatorial run may be in cards for Setti Warren » Boston Herald Newton Mayor Setti Warren's announcement yesterday that he won't seek re-election could signal he's eyeing a higher office run in 2018, with Democrats starting to assemble a potential roster to challe…

Donald Trump protest on Worcester Common scheduled for Saturday » The Republican More than 400 people will protest on Worcester Common and in front of City Hall against President-elect Donald Trump.…

Raring to Go, Freshman Legislators Are a Team » Vineyard Gazette They are the new legislators on the block — both young, both Democrats and both eager to begin their jobs on Beacon Hill representing the Cape and Islands in January.…

Pols talk turkey at food bank » Boston Herald Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Gov. Charlie Baker, and Attorney General Maura Healey were among the Bay State pols who donned gloves and handed off frozen turkeys yesterday during the annual “Chain of G…

Greater Lowell leaders hope for healing, unity after a most divisive presidential election » Lowell Sun The polls are closed and the votes have been counted: real-estate mogul and Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected America's 45th president.…

Ballot question polling brought mixed results » Boston Globe After Donald J. Trump's surprise victory in the presidential race, there was quite a bit of hand-wringing about the state of American polling.…

ELECTION 2016: Trump carried 94 communities in Massachusetts » Trump Country in Massachusetts hits its furthest point west in the Franklin County town of Monroe, the state's second-smallest municipality, which favored the president-elect by a vote of 26 to 25.…

Coppinger tops Manning-Martin in sheriff's race » Newburyport News Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger rolled to victory in the race for Essex County sheriff on Tuesday, marking a new era for the county's largest law enforcement agency.…

Hingham town clerk: Bill Belichick hasn't voted in past five years » Boston Herald The town clerk in Hingham said Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not vote in Tuesday's presidential election and has not cast a ballot in the town since he registered five years ago.…

Public Health

Maine Chooses To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use » WBUR Maine residents have voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in their state. …

Healey announces new grant for substance abuse prevention » Boston Globe Joanne Peterson said she was sitting at her desk, trying to come to terms with her son's drug addiction, when her boss showed her a pamphlet from the Norfolk County district attorney's office flagging…

AG Healey announces statewide grant program to fund youth opioid prevention efforts » Sampan Utilizing funds from a groundbreaking settlement with the largest pharmacy chain in the country, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced a $500,000 statewide grant program to support school-base…

Fentanyl found in nearly 75% of O.D. deaths » The Recorder The deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl has largely outstripped heroin as the leading cause of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts, according to state data.…

Public Safety

State Grants 39 Organizations $2.8m to Combat Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault » Spare Change News The state granted $2.8 million in funding to 39 community-based organizations and local and college police departments to enhance victim services and prosecution strategies in cases involving violence…

Inmate job training program opens in Milford » Milford Daily News Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito oversaw the grand opening of the Department of Corrections Auto Repair Vocational School in Milford Thursday which will help inmates learn skills t…

State Government

Governor Appoints Lawrence Councilor Laplante to the State Housing Appeals Committee » The Valley Patriot The Baker-Polito Administration has appointed Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante to the state Housing Appeals Committee where he will address (Chapter 40B) appeals in an impartial forum to resolve …

Governor, treasurer turn attention to pot » Sentinel & Enterprise After Massachusetts voters said yes to legalizing marijuana Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker, an outspoken opponent of the referendum, said he wants a more efficient process of permitting retail pot shops …

Utilities

Executive Profile: Jim Judge's goal is to make eversource 'a catalyst for clean energy' » Boston Business Journal For Jim Judge, who worked with May for the past 20 years as chief financial officer at the electric and natural gas utility, his appointment as CEO comes at a critical time for Eversource, known forme…

Eversource Energy couples clean energy projects with strong balance sheet » Daily Energy Insider Eversource Energy, New England's largest utility, said it is positioning itself as a catalyst for clean energy with a lineup of proposed projects that include expanding the region's access to hydro-po…

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