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MEDIA FARM: PLEASE STOP COMPARING FERGUSON TO THE BOSTON MASSACRE

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In spelunking for Hub angles, we discovered commentaries involving Ferguson, Missouri, and what the situation there allegedly has to do with the Boston Massacre. Continue reading

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LOOKS LIKE BILL COSBY WON’T NEED THAT FAVOR FROM THE MASS LEGISLATURE ANYMORE

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Lucky for Cosby, few people want to use his image, or his jokes anymore, unless you’re talking about teens making memes in their bedrooms. Continue reading

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WINTER SPORTS GUIDE

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Consider this portal to your quick-glance guide as something to keep on hand throughout the season, no matter whether you’re a New England winter virgin, or so experienced that you laugh in the face of three-to-five inches. Continue reading

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OH SNAP THAT’S RIGHT – WE GOT EARNED SICK TIME TOO!

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“When we were out collecting signatures, you’d run into people who’d be like, ‘I have earned sick time … doesn’t everybody?” Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: QUESTIONS FOR OUR GOV-TO-BE …

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Medical marijuana passed in 2012, and patients still cannot get access in 2014. What will you do about that, and how quickly? Is it acceptable to you that patients should be denied their medicine for years while a long political process plays out? Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: ‘THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS TODAY’

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As the crowd got bigger, the smell of marijuana and the message grew stronger, more specific. “They’ve taken $3 million of applicant dollars,” said Martin, who along with others questioned what the commonwealth has done with patient and dispensary fees. “Show me the money!” Continue reading

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NOVEMBER BALLOT MEASURE MADNESS: 4 QUESTIONS TO HOLD MASS OVER UNTIL POT LEGALIZATION IN 2016

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Historically speaking, 54 percent of questions put to Bay State voters have been approved since 1990. This time, after much speculation and signature wrangling—and in one case a court intervention—four initiatives remain from an initial field of 33. So there are really only two questions left: Which ones will pass, and which will flame out? Continue reading

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VETO POWER: DEVELOPERS RUN SOMERVILLE AND CAMBRIDGE AND THERE’S NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT

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At a moment when Americans seem eager to chase money out of politics, it’s disappointing that Cambridge officials proved unwilling to confront developers. And that doesn’t begin to describe the scene in Somerville, where last week Mayor Curtatone vetoed a campaign finance measure passed by the majority of aldermen. The ordinance would have capped political contributions from those working for municipal contractors at $250, half the $500 state limit. Continue reading