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  • Minnesota Jun 12, 2016

    Florida Nightclub Attack Just the Latest US Mass Shooting

    A gunman took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others before SWAT officers killed him, authorities said. Police Chief John Mina said the shooter had an assault-style rifle, a handgun and a “suspicious device” with him during the attack, which is being investigated as an act...

  • Teacher Nov 28, 2019

    At This Boston School, Friendships Lift More Students to Graduation Day

    Jason Moreno isn’t the type of student you’d expect to receive extra attention from his teachers. Moreno plays sports and serves on student council at the Snowden International School in Boston, where he’s a sophomore. Teachers say he’s bright and funny. He has plenty of friends, and he goes home each night to a supportive family.

  • Teacher Nov 28, 2019

    Friendships Lift Students to Graduation Day

    A national program is giving teachers at a Boston school a chance to get to know their students as people.

  • Associated Press Nov 26, 2019

    One-Two Punch of Storms Threatens US Thanksgiving Travel

    Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, closed schools in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as Thanksgiving travel moved into high gear. The storm was heading to South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, while a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon...

  • Boston Nov 26, 2019

    Package Stores Sue to Stop Cumberland Farms Booze Sales

    Members of the Massachusetts Package Stores Association are challenging the constitutionality of a Cumberland Farms ballot proposal that would, among other things, allow retailers to sell alcohol in an unlimited number of their stores statewide. Westborough-based Cumberland Farms put forward the proposal this summer. It’s currently on track to go before voters in November 2020.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jan 26, 2019

    Travel Agent Talks About Cost of Super Bowl Trips

    Between tickets, airfare and hotel, the cost of going to the Super Bowl starts in the thousands.

  • Boston Nov 20, 2019

    Developer Proposes $1B, 600-Foot Tower in Downtown Boston

    A downtown tower that’s been discussed for the better part of a decade — and was a key part of two lawsuits — is finally moving forward. Boston-based real estate development company The Chiofaro Co. on Wednesday filed a letter of intent notifying city officials of its plan to build a $1 billion tower, which could span 900,000 square feet...

  • Massachusetts Nov 20, 2019

    1 Year Later: How Has the Opening of Massachusetts’ First Recreational Marijuana Shops Gone?

    A year after the first recreational marijuana shops opened in Massachusetts, cannabis product sales have generated nearly $3.5 million in combined taxes and fees and a generally warm buzz for the first two towns to allow it. The revenue represents the first full year’s worth of the collected 3% local sales tax and the negotiated community impact fees for Northampton...

  • Governor Nov 19, 2019

    South Dakota’s Governor Defends ‘Meth. We’re on It’ Campaign

    South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes $449,000 paid to the Minneapolis-based ad agency that created the tagline. A press release...

  • Boston Nov 15, 2019

    Kraft Group to Open Esports Arena at Patriot Place

    Esports league Boston Uprising and Helix eSports will open an 18,000-square-foot esports complex at Patriot Place in Foxborough this January, marking the first gaming center adjacent to a major professional sporting venue, the Kraft Group said Wednesday. The Boston Uprising practice facility and Helix eSports gaming center will feature 100 gaming stations with personal computers, gaming and network infrastructure and...

  • Boston Nov 15, 2019

    Celtics Owner’s Martha’s Vineyard Mansion, Eyed by Obamas, Under Agreement

    The 29-acre Martha’s Vineyard estate owned by Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck — which former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had reportedly been in escrow to purchase — is now under a purchase and sale agreement, according to a residential listing service. The Martha’s Vineyard Times first reported the agreement.

  • Massachusetts Nov 8, 2019

    These 10 Popular Tech Jobs Pay More than $150K

    Tech paychecks continue to increase in size quickly, but which tech jobs actually earn the most? Perhaps surprisingly, not the engineering-related top roles. That’s according to compensation and workplace culture site Comparably, which released this week its ranking of the 10 popular tech jobs that pay more than $150,000. The report looked at the average salary records — not including...

  • Boston Nov 8, 2019

    Suffolk Downs Redevelopment Plan Gets Design OK

    The HYM Investment Group’s master plan for the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site in Revere and East Boston has been approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission. The approval is a major step for Suffolk Downs and follows 16 trips to the voluntary architectural review board in the past two years. It’s also the final step necessary to receiving a full...

  • Facebook Nov 3, 2019

    Krispy Kreme Orders Student to Halt Doughnut Resale Service

    An enterprising Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop. There have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota for 11 years. Jayson Gonzalez, 21, of Champlin, Minnesota, would drive...

  • Facebook Nov 3, 2019

    Krispy Kreme Orders Student to Halt Doughnut Resale Service

    An enterprising Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop. There have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota for 11 years. Jayson Gonzalez, 21, of Champlin, Minnesota, would drive...

  • Massachusetts Nov 1, 2019

    Ice Skating Rink Coming to Boston’s Seaport District

    WS Development plans to transform the lot that this summer housed the Cisco Brewers beer garden into a community ice-skating rink along Seaport Boulevard. The rink and accompanying “warming tent” are expected to open in December and remain open through February, said Yanni Tsipis, WS Development’s senior vice president for the Seaport District.

  • Massachusetts Oct 29, 2019

    5 Massachusetts Colleges Now Offering Cannabis Classes

    Massachusetts colleges are experimenting with marijuana. At least five schools in Massachusetts offer or are rolling out classes or certificate programs for students who want to work in the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry.

  • Boston Oct 29, 2019

    Amazon Now Offering Free Grocery Delivery to Prime Members

    Starting Tuesday, Amazon will offer one- and two-hour grocery delivery to local Prime members for no additional cost in hopes of tapping into a quickly expanding niche. Those paying for the $119-a-year Prime subscription previously had to fork over an additional $14.99 a month for the same-day grocery service, Amazon Fresh. Along with Boston, this service will be available to...

  • New York Oct 26, 2019

    Prince’s Anticipated, Posthumous Memoir Is Ready For Fans

    Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar’s death while the book was in its early stages. Though the project was thrown into chaos when Prince died on April 21, 2016, of an accidental drug overdose, his estate...

  • Boston Oct 25, 2019

    Here’s What $500,000 Will Get You in the Greater Boston Housing Market

    Jim Major, president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, says the balance of the area’s housing market has shifted to favor buyers versus sellers. “There appears to be no shortage of pent-up demand among first-time buyers,” said Major, an agent with Century 21 North East in Woburn, in a statement Wednesday. “In many communities, the number of homes for...

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