CommonWealth Staff

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Pot rollout tentative in Cali

Retail pot stores began opening across California on New Year’s Day, at least six months ahead of Massachusetts even though voters in both states approved the legalization of recreational marijuana at the same time. The California rollout was a bit tentative. To sell cannabis commercially in California, marijuana businesses need a state license and local approval.(...)

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Free news isn’t free

When I came to work at CommonWealth in late 2008, we had four reporters putting out a print magazine four times a year. Today, nine years later, the print magazine still goes out four times a year. But we also post stories and commentary on a daily basis on the CommonWealth website. We send out(...)

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The name game

The Boston Globe finally published the name of the political reporter who was forced to resign after inappropriate advances to a colleague and two women outside the company. But that’s not the point. The front page “Note to Readers” by editor Brian McGrory confirmed that State House reporter Jim O’Sullivan was the employee who solicited a(...)

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O’Sullivan apologizes, McGrory says mistake not to name him

O’Sullivan apologizes, McGrory says mistake not to name him

Former Globe reporter says 'no excuse' for his behavior

On Thursday evening, CommonWealth received the statement below from former Boston Globe reporter Jim O’Sullivan shortly after the Globe posted online a note to readers from editor Brian McGrory in which he said it was a mistake for the paper not to have named O’Sullivan in its December 8 story on sexual harassment issues at(...)

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Did GOP strengthen Affordable Care Act?

Along with celebrating a major revamp of tax rates — which will generate a windfall for lots of companies and wealthy individuals like himself — President Trump is crowing about a provision in the Republican tax bill he is preparing to sign that repeals the penalty for not obtaining health insurance coverage. The tax legislation(...)

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