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Lawmakers gear up for weekend sessions

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Legislative negotiators have so far failed to come up with final recommendations on a handful of major bills, including energy and economic development proposals, putting pressure on this weekend.

Debate ramps up over Healey's weapons crackdown

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A letter from Gov. Charlie Baker to Attorney General Maura Healey has added to the debate around so-called copycat guns.

CPA firm expands through Harvard merger

Sam Bonacci |

Leominster certified public accounting firm Robert C. Alario, CPA, P.C.has expanded its presence into Harvard through a merger with accounting firm, Nancy F. Washington, P.C. Certified Public...

Ralph's bar tops Genesee sales in Massachusetts

Sam Bonacci |

Ralph’s Rock Diner has shot past every other bar in the state when it comes to sales of Genesee beer, moving 22,704 cans in six months.

Bill targeting patent trolls stalls

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Two Massachusetts senators are gearing up to fight trolls, but not the kinds of trolls that live under fairy-tale bridges or in online comment sections.

Paid family leave bill to move forward

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A bill establishing paid family and medical leave hit a potentially costly speed bump Saturday, but the issue remains alive and will reemerge before the Senate next weekend.

Healey cracks down on 'copycat' assault weapons

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

An estimated 10,000 "copycat" assault weapons were sold in Massachusetts during 2015, according to the attorney general's office, which announced a crackdown effort on Wednesday.

WPI names new entrepreneur-in-residence

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has named Yael Schwartz, entrepreneur and life science executive, as the university’s Coleman Entrepreneur-in-Residence, a position where she will guide...

MassMEP president steps aside after working towards specialization

John McIntyre |

As Jack Healy prepares to step down from his role at MassMEP, he reflects back on the changing nature of manufacturing in Massachusetts.

Regulating Airbnb down to earth in Worcester

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester City Council has charged City Manager Edward Augustus and his team at City Hall with the unenviable task of establishing local regulations around the services provided by San Francisco...

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