<![CDATA[NECN - TWIB]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/feature/twibhttp://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gifNECNhttps://www.necn.comen-usWed, 12 Dec 2018 05:52:49 -0500Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:52:49 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[November Jobs Report; Moderna $604M IPO]]>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:25:22 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020385292.JPG

Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal editor, weighs in on market volatility, the record setting Moderna IPO, the November jobs report, the Massachusetts House passing a benefits bill for locked out National Grid workers, the lucrative cannabis business in Massachusetts and the latest on the Merrimack Valley gas explosion recovery.

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<![CDATA[Helping the Hungry in Massachusetts]]>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:23:25 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020385273.JPG

Project Bread President Erin McAleer joins us to talk about the continuing need to feed the hungry in Massachusetts. Why is hunger such a big problem here?

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<![CDATA[Mass. Retailers Expect 3.8 Percent Boost in Holiday Sales]]>Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:21:30 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020385223.JPG

Jon Hurst, Massachusetts Retailers Association President, weighs in on issues that could affect this holiday retail season. Despite record breaking cyber Monday sales and a volatile stock market, he says he's optimistic. We'll also get his take on the proposal before the Boston City Council to push for predictive scheduling.

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<![CDATA[Health Care Mergers; No Landmark Status for Citgo Sign]]>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:46:21 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020170000.JPG

Boston Globe business reporter Jon Chesto on a big week for health care mergers — BIDMC and Lahey Health and CVS and Aetna — and how they may ultimately affect your experiences as a consumer. Plus, the Citgo sign will not get landmark status, Congressional hearings on the Merrimack Valley explosions and China bans designer babies.

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<![CDATA[What Makes a Successful Party?]]>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:44:53 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020170031.JPG

Get your party vibes and your creative juices flowing for this segment on the business of a corporate catering concierge. If you didn't know that was a "thing" you will definitely want to check this out. Plus—if your company is nervous about having a holiday party this year, see what Alchemista CEO Christine Marcus has to say about it.

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<![CDATA[Rollout of Recreational Cannabis in Massachusetts]]>Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:43:21 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020170078.JPG

Jim Smith, founding partner of Smith, Costello and Crawford, along with Zach Harvey, founder of VYB holding company talk about the rollout of recreational cannabis in Massachusetts. What do they grade the effort? What’s next in terms of products, openings and the potential for a nationwide legalization?

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<![CDATA[Amazon HQ2 Decision, Langham Hotel Renovation]]>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:50:24 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Amazon+file+2.JPG

Doug Banks, editor of The Boston Business Journal, gives us his take on the Amazon HQ2 decision, the upcoming holiday retail season, CEO searches at Massport, MassChallenge and the upcoming temporary shutdown of the Langham Hotel for renovations.

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<![CDATA[Trends in Boston's Dining Scene]]>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:51:48 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Spyce+file.JPG

The president and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association discusses some of the trends and challenges in his industry. Finding staff is high on the menu of priorities.

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<![CDATA[2 Amazon HQ2s, But Not in Boston; Airbnb Sues City of Boston]]>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:44:50 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Amazon+file.JPG

Jim Rooney, CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, joins us to talk about the lessons learned and reaction to the Amazon HQ2 decision. He also talks about Airbnb's lawsuit against the city of Boston, the major problems at the University of Massachusetts Boston dorms, and a new study which outlines the toll the opioid crisis has taken on business.

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<![CDATA[Wrapping Up the Midterms]]>Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:13:27 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621754002.jpg

Boston Business Journal editor Doug Banks and Shirley Leung, interim editorial page editor of The Boston Globe, talk about the results and potential impact of the midterm elections here in Massachusetts, including congressional clout, the future of health care, prospects for Gov. Charlie Baker’s second term and much more.



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<![CDATA[The Future of Amazon, Marijuana in Mass.]]>Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:10:52 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/tlmd-AMAZON-shutterstock_681649144+%281%29.jpg

Boston Business Journal editor Doug Banks and Shirley Leung, interim editorial page editor of The Boston Globe, are back talking about plans for 2 Amazon HQ2s — neither in Boston - and why they are both OK with that. Plus food is on the menu with stories on Chick-fil-A and Papa Gino’s. Plus, will there be recreational cannabis available by Thanksgiving in Massachusetts?

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<![CDATA[Red Sox Triple-A Team Needs a New Name]]>Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:07:16 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019655597_1200x675_1366271043959.jpg

The Globe’s Shirley Leung and the Boston Business Journal’s Doug Banks talk with Brian Burnell about new figures on the number of women on corporate boards. Plus, hear their ideas for a new name for the Red Sox Triple-A team coming to Worcester.

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<![CDATA[How Boston Ranks for Political Ad Spending]]>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:46:29 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Boston+aerial.JPG

Stephanie Murray, author of the Massachusetts Politico Playbook, talks about TV ad spending, the Red Sox as a great distraction from politics and more.

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<![CDATA[Election Disruption Concerns]]>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:44:04 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019482126.JPG

Ross Rustici, senior director of intelligence services for Cybereason, talks about the potential for hacks and election disruptions.

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<![CDATA[Breaking Down the Poll Numbers Ahead of Midterms]]>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:51:29 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019480367.JPG

A look at poll numbers and the issues driving voters in the midterms with David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center.

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<![CDATA[Merrimack Valley Recovery Delays; PawSox Sponsorships]]>Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:37:45 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019293977.JPG

Jon Chesto, Boston Globe Business reporter, talks about the response to the Merrimack Valley natural gas explosion; the Saudi Raytheon connection, the prospects for Amazon to bring HQ2 to Boston, the push for PawSox advertisers, and the changes in the Fenway neighborhood since the last time the Red Sox were in the World Series.

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<![CDATA[A Volatile Stock Market]]>Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:36:03 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019293974.JPG

Adviser Investments CIO Jim Lowell joins us to talk about a very volatile week on Wall Street. What's the role of the Fed, why is there uncertainty over the elections and tariffs in China?

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<![CDATA[A Massachusetts Pot Progress Report]]>Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:34:19 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019293953.JPG

Attorney Jim Smith, principal at Smith, Costello & Crawford, brings us up to date on the efforts to open recreational pot shops in Massachusetts. How close are we and why has it taken so darn long?

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<![CDATA[Resilient Boston Harbor: A Plan to Protect From Flooding]]>Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:40:45 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Boston+flooding+file.JPG

Greater Boston Chamber SVP for Policy & Research Carolyn Ryan talks about Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's climate plan and the request for help from the business community. Plus, the Chamber takes a stand on the nursing and the LGBQT ballot questions, and discusses the issues in the Marriott workers strike.

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<![CDATA[Witricity Bring Wireless Electric Charging to Automobiles]]>Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:39:43 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019127576.JPG

Witricity CEO Alex Gruzen talks about the company’s work to create wireless electric charging for automobiles. Will this be a big game changer?

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<![CDATA[The Business of the World Series]]>Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:36:46 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Fanaticos_locales_celebran_victoria_de_los_Red_Sox.jpg

Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks is on the business beat looking at the MIT investment into artificial intelligence, Harvard's affirmative action court case, MGM Springfield's first full month in business, the latest pot license approvals and the economic impact of a Boston Red Sox World Series.

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<![CDATA[Stock Market Takes a Dive; Trump Blames Fed]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:43:45 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/AP_18283735927958-Dow-Jones-Falls.jpg

We look at the dramatic Dow drop, the president’s response and the potential impact on Massachusetts companies. Plus, the NTSB preliminary report on the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley; and then what’s next for General Electric. Will the company build a big Boston tower as planned? Jon Chesto, Boston Globe Business Reporter and Doug Banks, Editor of the Boston Business Journal .



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<![CDATA[Health Care Mergers Going Forward]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:42:42 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/AP_Aetna_18283545667050.jpg

Jon Chesto, Boston Globe Business Reporter and Doug Banks, Editor of the Boston Business Journal looks at three major health care stories: the merger, now approved between CVS and Aetna; a big step forward in the merger of Beth Israel Deaconess and Lahey Health; and Governor Baker says he will vote no on Question 1.



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<![CDATA[Hamilton Tickets Still Available - But at What Cost?]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:41:30 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/HAMILTON+Company+-+HAMILTON+Joan+Marcus+2016.png

Jon Chesto, Boston Globe business reporter, and Doug Banks, editor of the Boston Business Journal, on the Head of the Charles, the price of Hamilton tickets plus predictions about the week ahead.



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<![CDATA[What's Next for Legal Marijuana in Massachusetts?]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:11:36 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/203*120/GettyImages-453388606+edited.jpg

The state gives approvals to the first recreational pot shops in Massachetts. So what’s next in the process? We hear from Amanda Rositano, director of operational compliance of NETA, which will open in Northampton, and David O’Brien, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Cannabis Business Association.



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<![CDATA[General Electric Board Fires CEO]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:10:46 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/AP_18177610810440-John-Flannery-GE-CEO-.jpg

Boston Globe business reporter Jon Chesto on the GE CEO change, JP Morgan Chase's effort to add more than 50 retail banks in the area, Amazon’s $15 minimum wage pledge and the latest unemployment figures



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<![CDATA[Kavanaugh Confirmation Impact on Legal Community]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:05:45 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1042005238.jpg

A compelling conversation on the Kavanaugh confirmation process with the Boston Bar Association President Jon Albano and President-elect Christine Netski. What does this all mean to the legal community?



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<![CDATA[Gaming Commissioner Resigns; Dunkin Drops Donuts in Name]]>Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:44:49 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Steve+Crosby.JPG

Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor, talks about the resignation of Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Steve Crosby, the Dunkin' Donuts name change, new concerns about the merger between BIDMC and Lahey Health, and an update on the Merrimack Valley gas explosions response and repair.

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<![CDATA[HMH: From Publishing to Global Learning]]>Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:40:24 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/HMH+book.JPG

Jack Lynch, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt President and CEO talks about this publishing company evolving and expanding into a global learning company. What does that mean and how important is the use of video in education?

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<![CDATA[Kavanaugh Hearings; Women's Power Gap in Higher Ed]]>Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:37:27 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/kavanaugh1.jpg

With the Kavanaugh hearings as the backdrop, we talk with Andrea Silbert, EOS Foundation President, and Ann Bookman, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston. We'll get their take on the hearings and also on a study which describes a power gap for women in Massachusetts higher education. Why does it matter and what can be done to change the trends?



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<![CDATA[Will Cape Sharks Affect Tourism?; Polar Park Plans]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:37:39 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Shark+warning+sign.JPG

Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor, discusses the Suffolk Downs suit against Wynn Resorts; Fintech growth; Polar Park plans; the potential impact of sharks on Cape Cod tourism and an historic bank merger in Massachusetts.

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<![CDATA[Plans to Expand Amazon to Go Stores Without Cashiers]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:58:17 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Amazon+to+Go.JPG

It's all things Amazon with Doug Banks, Boston business journal editor. He weighs in on Amazon hq2 headquarters costs in Boston and the potential impact on the choice, plans to expand Amazon to go, plans for Amazon to get into the furniture business and the Jeff Bezos foundation.

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<![CDATA[Lessons Learned From Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:58:08 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Gas+explosion+file.JPG

Jim Rooney, CEO of The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, talks about Massachusetts' gas pipeline infrastructure, China tariffs and the impact on local businesses; the Jay Gonzalez proposal to tax universities with endowments above $1 billion; the MLK memorial finalists; and the Urgency of Now.

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<![CDATA[Wampanoags Will Need Congress for a Casino]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:47:47 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018250523.JPG

Shirley Leung, interim Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor talk about stories in their own papers, plus make predictions about the week ahead.

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<![CDATA[MGM Springfield Attendance; Empty Luxury Towers in Boston]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:38:30 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018250485.JPG

MGM Springfield works to keep minors out of its new casino; the recreational pot industry in Massachusetts will have a bank to do business with; growing concerns over empty luxury towers in Boston and why are people so excited about direct flights from Boston to Honolulu. We talk through it all with Shirley Leung, interim Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor.

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<![CDATA[Questions Remain After Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions]]>Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:35:38 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018250429.JPG

Many questions remain about the Merrimack Valley gas explosions; MBTA infrastructure issues and new data about a stagnant middle class in Massachusetts, with Shirley Leung, interim Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor.

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<![CDATA[201,000 New Jobs in August; Wages Increase]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:46:48 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018069991.JPG

Jon Chesto of The Boston Globe on the strong jobs figures and the implications for the Trump presidency; the potential business impact following Tuesday’s Massachusetts Primary; the Nike Colin Kaepernick ad campaign and the SJC ruling on businesses and campaign contributions in Massachusetts.

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<![CDATA[Everbridge and Its Critical Event Management Platform]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:44:43 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Everbridge+website.JPG

Imad Mouline, Everbridge CTO, on the company that helps cities and businesses all over the world deal with disaster.

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<![CDATA[Building an Innovative Ballpark]]>Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:42:52 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018070026.JPG

We get a progress report on the effort to bring a ballpark to Worcester for the Pawtucket Red Sox. They’re building a ballpark, bonds with the community and more. Obviously, the beloved team will need a new name. Will "Sox" be part of it? Not necessarily. Pawtucket Red Sox President Dr. Charles Steinberg talks priorities, next steps and how they fell in love with Worcester.

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<![CDATA[Justice Department Supports Asian-Americans Suing Harvard]]>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:22:07 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Harvard+University+file.jpg

Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks on the Justice Department supporting the rejected Asian student lawsuit against Harvard University over affirmative action; Trump and NAFTA; MGM Springfield’s first week; big numbers for Mass Biotech industry and the Boston Herald plans to move to Braintree.

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<![CDATA[UMass Boston Opens First Dorms]]>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:16:31 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/UMass_Boston_Opens_First_Dorms.jpg

The Interim Chancellor of UMass Boston, Katherine Newman, talks about the upcoming school year. Plus, the first ever campus dorm is open and officials think a game-changer for the urban campus.

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<![CDATA[FlatWorld Aims to Rewrite Text Book Industry]]>Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:14:42 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/FlatWorld+website.jpg

FlatWorld Co-CEO Alastair Adam talks about how his company aims to make text books more affordable to all students. A look at their unique model.

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<![CDATA[Combating Compulsive Gambling]]>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:48:33 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/160*120/mgm+opens+9.jpg

We take a look at MGM Springfield's grand opening and speak with Marlene Warner of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling.

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<![CDATA[Vera Roasting Company's New Brews]]>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:47:14 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017722715.JPG

The founder and CEO of the Vera Roasting Company discuss the company's cannabidiol coffee.

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<![CDATA[PawSox Heading to Worcester; Springfield Casino Opens]]>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:45:55 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Worcester+Red+Sox+Proposal.JPG

Shirley Leung talks about her new role at The Boston Globe, MGM Springfield's grand opening and the pending move of the Pawtucket Red Sox.



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<![CDATA[Baker's Bid for Re-Election]]>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:03:18 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Charlie_Baker_Formally_Launches_Re-Election_Campaign.jpg

Jim Rooney of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce discusses Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's re-election bid and Thomas Glynn's announced resignation.

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<![CDATA[Achieving With Arc]]>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:02:11 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017555174.JPG

Leaders from The Arc of Massachusetts and Northeast Arc discuss job opportunities for people with disabilities.

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<![CDATA[Planning for the WooSox]]>Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:59:26 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/PawSox_Announce_Move_to_Worcester.jpg

Jon Chesto discusses the PawSox' move to Worcester, storage units being used as housing in Boston and the call to action by The Boston Globe.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Mitchell Talks About Progress in New Bedford]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:05:50 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/necn-AP_842706407338.jpg

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<![CDATA[Worcester Wooing 'WooSox?']]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 17:59:45 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Generic+Worcester+Generic.jpg

Politico's Massachusetts Playbook author Lauren Dezenski discusses Jim Koch's dinner with President Trump, New York's ride-share strategy, Worcester's wooing of the Pawtucket Red Sox and the new public relations effort to keep people from driving while high.



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