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The Codcast: Business tackles transportation emissions

Alli Gold Roberts says the business community is a bigger supporter of addressing climate change than you might think. A senior manager for state policy at Ceres, which works with Fortune 500 companies and other business groups in addressing sustainability issues, Roberts said many businesses view climate change from a perspective of self-interest. Transportation, for(...)

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Alan Dershowitz will not be quiet

Could someone on Martha’s Vineyard please buy Alan Dershowitz lunch? Or a drink? Or some Beluga caviar? The 80-year-old Harvard Law professor emeritus, who now makes his home on the island and has been summering there for a quarter century, has been bemoaning his apparent ostracism among the social set because of his willingness to(...)

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New Jersey taxpayers to fund local journalism

New Jersey political leaders ended a four-month budget impasse on Sunday night just hours before the government was scheduled to shut down. Most news stories focused on the big political compromise: Instead of the millionaire tax sought by the governor, the budget included a  new multimillionaire tax — a 10.75 percent tax rate on anyone earning(...)

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Je suis Capital Gazette

If you don’t have thick skin and a dark sense of humor, your ability to survive in the news business is greatly diminished. Apparently, we’ll have to add a bullet-proof vest to that survival list in order to do our job. The rampage Thursday at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, that killed five people –(...)

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Fifty shades of Rockland

The South Shore town of Rockland seems to be in a sex-fueled political meltdown. The lurid saga first surfaced on May 23 when Boston 25 News reported that two town officials were facing misconduct allegations for engaging in inappropriate behavior the previous week inside Town Hall after leaving a bar. Six days later, the Board(...)

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