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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...

DPH overhauling medical marijuana licensing


Saying the past process of licensing marijuana dispensaries was dysfunctional, Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel announced Wednesday it would be "aggressively revamped."

Two Milford business owners indicted for workers' comp fraud

Sam Bonacci |

Two Milford business owners have been indicted for allegedly failing to accurately report their total payroll and workforce, according to Attorney General Maura Healey.

City agrees to sell former courthouse for $1.2M for housing, retail

Emily Micucci |

The city of Worcester has agreed to sell the former Worcester County Courthouse to a New Hampshire developer that specializes in historic properties for $1.2 million, according to a statement from...

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