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Ex-Cutler execs form Worcester investment firm

Two former executives at Cutler Capital Management in Worcester have launched an investment firm in the city.

Medical-legal collaboration gets $200,000 grant

Carol McDonald |

The national Legal Services Corporation has awarded Worcester-based Community Legal Aid a two-year Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant valued at more than $200,000, according to a statement Wednesday from...

Meehan sees UMass Law accreditation “within the next year”

State House News Service |

The University of Massachusetts School of Law should receive accreditation from the American Bar Association "within the next year," UMass President Martin Meehan said during a Sunday talk show...

2016 ballot initiative would legalize marijuana


A proposed 2016 ballot law would allow adults 21 and older in Massachusetts to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and authorize marijuana retail outlets, and cultivation and testing...

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State takes ‘soft’ approach as sick-time law takes effect

Emily Micucci |

Massachusetts’ new sick time law went into effect today, opening up access to paid sick time leave to over a million people as state officials allow businesses to become acclimated to the...

Major companies push for transgender access


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Google and Eastern Bank are wading into the debate over transgender rights, announcing Wednesday they support legislation granting people the right to use sex-segregated...

Bowditch & Dewey launches blog serving LGBTQ community

Bowditch & Dewey has a launched a blog —which it believes to be the first from a major U.S. law firm —focused on legal issues concerning the LGBTQ community.

Coakley joining Foley Hoag law firm next week


Former Attorney General Martha Coakley, who has been doing legal analysis for WCVB, plans to join the law firm Foley Hoag next week.

Briefing: Earned sick time

Massachusetts is getting ready to enact a sick-time law that voters approved in November. The ballot initiative received a healthy dose of support, passing by 59 percent to 40 percent, and the new...

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