• crime Feb 4

    Walgreens to Pay $7.5M in Settlement Over Phony Pharmacist

    Walgreens will pay $7.5 million to settle with California authorities after an employee was criminally charged with impersonating a pharmacist and illegally filling more than 745,000 prescriptions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • CEO Nov 25, 2019

    Grocery Carrying Robots Are Coming. Do We Need Them?

    The first cargo-carrying robot marketed directly to consumers is on sale this holiday season. But how many people are ready to ditch their second car to buy a two-wheeled rover that can follow them around like a dog? Corporate giants like Amazon, FedEx and Ford have already been experimenting with sending delivery robots to doorsteps. Now Piaggio, the Italian company...

  • Massachusetts Nov 20, 2019

    13-Year-Old Peabody Boy Dies After Being Hit by Car

    A 13-year-old Peabody, Massachusetts, boy has died after he was hit by a car while crossing the street on a bicycle on Tuesday night. The accident occurred around 8:45 p.m. on Route 114 near the Walgreens plaza, according to Peabody police. The boy was taken to Salem Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The boy’s name has not been...

  • United States Oct 18, 2019

    Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

    A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver customers’ Walgreens purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town. Wing, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, received federal approval earlier this year to make commercial deliveries by drone. It was the first drone company to receive the approval in the U.S., beating out Amazon’s Prime Air.

  • Massachusetts Sep 20, 2019

    Kennedy Mystique Could Factor Into Mass. Senate Race

    When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore – Kennedy’s middle name – his “candidacy would be a joke.” Fortunately for Kennedy, he shared a last name with his brother John F. Kennedy –...

  • Massachusetts Sep 10, 2019

    2 Top Dems Say They’re Sticking With Markey Endorsement

    The state’s two top Democratic legislative leaders say they’re sticking by their earlier endorsements of U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, who is facing a possible Democratic primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy. Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo both said Monday they’re not wavering in their support of Markey.

  • Elizabeth Warren Aug 20, 2019

    Warren Endorses Sen. Markey in Newly Released Video

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has released a video showing U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsing him for reelection. The video shows the Democratic presidential hopeful praising Markey as a leader, fighter and “our country’s greatest champion for clean energy jobs.” It comes as supporters of U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy are pressing him to challenge Markey in next year’s Democratic...

  • Rhode Island Jul 8, 2019

    Providence Police Arrest 2, Other Sought in Fatal Stabbing

    Providence police say they have made two arrests in a deadly stabbing a week ago on Federal Hill. Police Major David Lapatin says additional suspects are being sought in the June 30 stabbing of 28-year-old Stephen Cabral of North Providence.

  • Rhode Island Jul 8, 2019

    Providence Police Arrest 2, Other Sought in Fatal Stabbing

    Providence police say they have made two arrests in a deadly stabbing a week ago on Federal Hill. Police Major David Lapatin says additional suspects are being sought in the June 30 stabbing of 28-year-old Stephen Cabral of North Providence.

  • Rhode Island Jul 1, 2019

    Police: Stabbing Victim Attacked by Up to 9 Assailants

    Police say the man beaten and stabbed to death over the weekend after leaving a Providence nightclub was attacked by a group of six to nine suspects.

  • United States Jun 5, 2019

    Oakland Becomes 2nd US City to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms

    Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of people shared how psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants. Denver voters approved a similar measure for people 21...

  • United States May 9, 2019

    Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

    Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors. The world’s largest retailer also said it will also stop selling fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarettes, which critics say can hook teenagers on vaping. The...

  • Congress Apr 23, 2019

    Walgreens to Raise Tobacco Buying Age to 21 in September Amid FDA Pressure

    Walgreens is increasing the age to buy tobacco at its drugstores to 21 later this year as the retailer faces possible sanctions from the Food and Drug Administration for allegedly selling to minors. The FDA put Walgreens “on notice” in February, accusing the pharmacy chain of violating rules that prohibit selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to underage buyers. Walgreens,...

  • Canada Apr 15, 2019

    Mainstream Retailers Embrace CBD Despite Murky Status

    Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. Retailers are taking advantage of the booming industry even as its legal status and health benefits remain...

  • WALGREENS Apr 14, 2019

    Hayward Woman Looking for ‘Guardian Angel’ Who Saved Her

    A Hayward woman says a Good Samaritan sprang into action at just the right moment and saved her from a serious injury and now, she wants to track that person down and thank her.

  • food Mar 8, 2019

    Gap, Lyft, Barbie and Bud: Here’s What Brands Are Doing For International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day is a chance for firms to highlight the gender equality work they’re doing and this year many are pushing staff initiatives and charitable work as well as launching advertising campaigns. CNBC takes a look at what some businesses are doing.

  • Boston Mar 2, 2019

    Pharmacy in Boston’s North End to Close After 55 Years in Business

    A neighborhood staple in Boston’s North End is closing its doors. Green Cross Pharmacy is the American Dream of two Italian immigrants who are known for going above and beyond for their customers. Friday afternoon, the door wouldn’t stop swinging open as people poured in to give a hug, a handshake or a thank you to Guiseppe and Fernando Giangregorio,...

  • General Electric Jun 19, 2018

    GE to End More Than 100-Year Run on Dow; Walgreens Added

    General Electric will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average next week, ending the conglomerate’s more than 100-year run in the 30-company blue chip index. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Tuesday that GE will be removed from the index before the open of trading next Tuesday. Its slot will go to drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance. Boston-based GE was...

  • Attorney Jun 19, 2018

    Bucks’ Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Over Stun-Gun Arrest

    Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January.

  • Twitter Jun 14, 2018

    From Paris With Love: Jackson Cleans Vandalized Walk of Fame Star That Bears Same Name as Her Famous Dad

    Frustrated that a Hollywood Walk of Fame star with the name Michael Jackson was vandalized with what appears to be red paint, Paris Jackson on Wednesday scrubbed the star in an effort to make the name visible again. Jackson later realized she cleaned the star that honors radio personality Michael Jackson rather than her father’s. The damaged star featured a...

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