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Gonzalez: Records destruction bid suggests cover-up

Gonzalez: Records destruction bid suggests cover-up

Accuses Baker of ‘management failure of epic proportions’

DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE Jay Gonzalez on Wednesday accused the State Police of attempting to cover up corruption within the agency by destroying payroll and attendance records and urged the inspector general to investigate. “This takes this scandal to a whole different level,” Gonzalez said at a press conference in front of the State House. He(...)

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Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em – at home

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em – at home

Pot bars not on the horizon in Mass.

In the language of the emerging marijuana industry, where cannabis is the preferred term, they are called social consumption sites. Years ago, we would have called them pot bars. The cafes were envisioned as part of the 2016 ballot question as a place where those who use marijuana could congregate to smoke, drink, and eat THC-infused(...)

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Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em – at home

In the language of the emerging marijuana industry, where cannabis is the preferred term, they are called social consumption sites. Years ago, we would have called them pot bars. The cafes were envisioned as part of the 2016 ballot question as a place where those who use marijuana could congregate to smoke, drink, and eat THC-infused(...)

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State police sought to destroy Logan pay records

State police sought to destroy Logan pay records

Request denied because of investigations into scandals

STATE POLICE OFFICIALS tried to destroy 12 boxes of payroll files for detail and roster assignments involving its embattled division at Logan Airport but were blocked because of the ongoing investigation into overtime abuse that has rocked the department and triggered dozens of retirements. Maj. Charles Atchison of Logan’s Troop F submitted a form to(...)

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Time for Baker to step up on health care

Time for Baker to step up on health care

With Beth Israel-Lahey merger, action long overdue on payment disparities

FOR THE BETTER part of this decade, Massachusetts had been on a roll regarding its health system’s performance. Since passage of the 2006 universal health insurance law, we’ve been tops in having the lowest number of uninsured the nation. Recent national surveys on cost, quality, access, and public health from the Commonwealth Fund, the United(...)

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Question 1 bad for care, nursing education

Question 1 bad for care, nursing education

Measure will lead to cutbacks, closures at hospitals

IMPROVING PATIENT CARE and supporting healthcare workers should always be the top priorities when making changes to today’s health care system. I am a nurse and educator with 40 years of experience, and I am convinced the Question 1 ballot initiative does neither–and will in fact cause lasting damage to our entire healthcare system. As(...)

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DPU puts Natl. Grid on notice after incident

DPU puts Natl. Grid on notice after incident

Orders moratorium on non-emergency work after pressurization issue

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE AFTER FIELDING DOZENS of safety complaints filed in recent weeks by locked-out National Grid workers, state officials on Monday announced that a natural gas pressurization incident in Woburn had spurred them to impose a moratorium on all non-emergency and non-compliance work across the utility’s service territory. In a statement, an Executive(...)

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Ørsted to buy Deepwater Wind for $510m

Ørsted to buy Deepwater Wind for $510m

Danish firm eliminates competitor; retains Grybowski as co-CEO in US

TWO OF THE BIGGER PLAYERS in the emerging US offshore wind industry are combining forces, as the Denmark-based Ørsted announced an agreement on Monday to purchase Deepwater Wind of Rhode Island for $510 million. The deal eliminates one of Ørsted’s leading competitors along the East Coast and creates a company with offshore wind contracts or(...)

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