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The state's federal court system is weighing new rules meant to speed up patent cases, a move that lawyers said could lead to lower legal bills for Massachusetts technology, biotech and other companies and more work for local intellectual property attorneys. The rules would require Massachusetts judges ...
DiSalvo, in anticipation of large voter turnout, said the town has implemented some changes to the standard Town Meeting procedure. ... In December, Massachusetts Innovation Works submitted a petition that compelled the town to call a Special Town Meeting before February to meet deadlines with its ...

Massachusetts senator Ed Markey hosted a town hall at the Amherst-Pelham Regional middle school on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. to a full auditorium of Massachusetts residents and activists. After a performance by the Amherst Regional Gospel Choir and the Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School choir and ...
While the nation's biggest companies are celebrating the reduction in the federal corporate tax rate, small business owners and homeowners in Massachusetts have something to look forward to this year as well -- lower property tax rates in the majority of cities and towns. Communities across the state ...
In its announcement on Thursday, the online giant put "Boston" on the shortlist of 20 cities or regions for its second headquarters. What they apparently meant was Boston, neighboring city Revere and Somerville, a city of 78,000 people two miles north of Boston. Boston and Somerville both submitted bids.
A Massachusetts city council has voted to uphold a local ordinance that limits the use of municipally-operated surveillance devices in the city's main business district. Jan. ... The Northampton City Council passed the ordinance last month but Mayor David Narkewicz vetoed it and suggested several changes.

WORCESTER -- A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against the city of Worcester alleging she was injured during a violent arrest by a plainclothes police officer seven years ago when she was 14 years old. The Telegram & Gazette reports that Melissa Montanez's federal complaint filed last ...
(AP) -- A Massachusetts city is among the communities receiving a warning from President Trump's administration as it seeks to crack down on so-called ... The agency warned that it could use subpoena powers to compel the cities and states to prove they're cooperating with immigration authorities.
But not all Municipalities in Massachusetts voted to legalize marijuana, and after legalization passed, some of the dissenters opted to become "dry towns." "Probably a lot of communities in there are looking at Sessions' removal of the [Cole Memo] as a good opportunity to use federal laws to skirt around ...
Bullet Shoots Into Someone's Home. Not usually something you have to worry about in Brookline. Patch PM shares a few of the day's must-read items from our Massachusetts network. Patch serves more than 80 cities, towns, and neighborhoods around the Bay State online. Find Your Patch and sign up for ...
A fresh layer of snow fell across parts of Massachusetts Tuesday, leading to school closures and a reduced speed limit on the Massachusetts ... Seven inches of snow was reported to have fallen Tuesday in this Berkshire County town. ... Just over two inches fell by 12:16 p.m. in the Worcester County city.
Ernie Boch Jr Plays secret Santa For toys "R" Us Shoppers. Boch is one of two silent donors helping families at the Dedham store this holiday season. Patch PM shares a few of the day's must-read items from our Massachusetts network. Patch serves more than 80 cities, towns, and neighborhoods around ...
Wilmington, MA -- The issue that prompted Wilmington to call a special town meeting -- a proposed detox center at 362 Middlesex Avenue -- may be a ... Backers of legalized recreational marijuana use, sales and possession are pushing for new laws that would penalize towns and cities like Wilmington if ...
police in one Massachusetts community spent Wednesday playing Santa after officers recovered a pile of stolen packages. Norwood police officers traveled across town returning the stolen items recovered Tuesday after a witness called police and reported seeing someone stealing a package from a home ...
It started with a slide up to an E on a ukulele in Abington and ended with a final F sharp in Yarmouth. In between, Noah Wisch of Stow and his girlfriend, Emmalie Keenan of Bolton, drove a lot of miles, setting up a camera and microphone stand at the town or city line of every municipality in Massachusetts, ...
SANDISFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A blaze has destroyed a Massachusetts town's highway department building, leaving the area without trucks for snow removal. Sandisfield Fire Chief Ralph Morrison said Sunday the building is a "complete loss." Four highway department trucks were lost in the fire. No injuries ...
BROOKLINE, MA -- The Town of Brookline is working with the FBI after the town was the target of a sophisticated cyber scam late last month that was designed to access funds from the ... "Town Treasurer Jeana Franconi was alerted to the scam," said Town Administrator Mel Kleckner in an email to Patch.

Josh Zakim, the city councilor for Boston University's district is running for Secretary of the Commonwealth. PHOTO BY JOHN ... Zakim said Massachusetts' current three-week voter registration term extensively limits and restricts certain residents, like college students, who often move in early September.
Fitchburg City Councilor Dean Tran on Tuesday won the north central Massachusetts Senate seat vacated earlier this year by Jennifer Flanagan, helping ... As a city councilor Dean knows the significance of bringing back more local aid to cities and towns and will fight to ensure the Chair City receive its fair ...
NEWTON (CBS) - Trees came crashing down in several Massachusetts towns as rain and wind moved through the region. On Brentwood Ave. in Newton, a large tree crashed down right on top of a home around 10 p.m. on Tuesday. anna Wind, Rain Bring Down Trees In Massachusetts Towns. Daylight ...
Small-Town Fire Chief Collapses, Dies Battling House Blaze. Chief of small Massachusetts town's fire department dies while battling house fire; woman, adult son alerted by smoke alarms, escape unharmed. Dec. 6, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.. Small-Town Fire Chief Collapses, Dies Battling House Blaze ...
A Massachusetts native and Emerson student put his own spin on the saying when he recorded a creative tribute to his home state, posted to YouTube ... "A couple years ago, my girlfriend and I had this idea to go to a bunch of the towns in Mass. that have unique names and make a video at the town signs ...
"In every town, we stopped at one of the state's distinct white town line signs, set up the camera and a mic, and recorded a single note on the ukulele. Yeah, there were some long days, but it was absolutely worth it. Massachusetts is such an incredible and beautiful state; from the big cities to the small farm ...
Under every city and town sign in Massachusetts, Noah Wisch, a lanky Emerson College senior, filmed himself playing a single note on his ukulele. Just one note, played in 351 towns. But when combined, the notes create a whimsical melody that 21-year-old Wisch calls "Sidewalks." It's his ode to the state.
"Our local retailers and small businesses are critical to Massachusetts small towns and major cities," Baker said. "Shopping local helps build ...
For every dollar spent here in Massachusetts, 68 cents stays local, compared to 43 ... are critical to Massachusetts small towns and major cities," Baker said. ... Worcester Wares, which offers city-centric clothing and items, ...
Tough climb seen for Dems against GOP Massachusetts governor ... of Fitchburg City Councilor Dean Tran, the GOP nominee in a Dec.
Methuen, Mass. (AP) -- The city of Methuen is in mourning after the sudden and unexpected death of a city firefighter. Mayor Stephen Zanni ...
Welcome back: Missed today's headlines? Don't worry we've got you covered. Here are some share-worthy stories from the Massachusetts ...
Allissa Latham, 26, of Lowell, is crowned Miss Massachusetts USA 2018 by outgoing Miss Massachusetts Julia Scaraparotti, of Peabody, ...
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation that aims to guarantee insurance coverage for women's birth control regardless of ...
NEWTON, MA (WSVN) - Residents in one Massachusetts town are on ... coyote was spotted over the weekend roaming the city streets with a ...
CHICOPEE -- With the city facing one of the highest per capita opioid ... rate of opioid overdose deaths among cities in Western Massachusetts.
The Holyoke, Massachusetts City Council will discuss proposals to limit panhandling on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at City Hall. A panhandler is ...
Massachusetts Towns Reject Cannabis Bans, Bucking Early Trend ... Recent votes in several cities and towns against prohibitions on retail marijuana ... illegal dealers, outweigh the drawbacks of welcoming such businesses to town. ... has nonetheless promised the city will accommodate marijuana stores.
3 Massachusetts cities ranked among the best places to raise kids in ... Those looking for a city that is a good place to raise children may want ...
In Newton, Ruthanne Fuller will be the next mayor after narrowly defeating fellow city councilor Scott Lennon. Fuller will succeed outgoing ...
How one Massachusetts town is facing the opioid crisis head-on .... Plymouth and nearby towns received $100,000 from the state for a program ...
(WWLP) - The city council is the closest elected body to the people when it ... New city councilors were elected in Springfield, West Springfield, ...
... opposition from community advocates and the organization that led the successful effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts.
Two Massachusetts towns are reeling, and schools will have grief counselors on hand, one day after three students were killed when their car ...
Voters elected Yvonne Spicer to lead them as Framingham transitions from New England's largest town to a city. Spicer defeated John ...
Four Boston City Council At-Large incumbents are running for re-election and facing four challengers. Voters can fill in the slots of up to four ...
Among the 73 cities or towns holding elections Tuesday are a handful of ... turn the state's most populous town, with over 68,300 residents, into its newest city. ... town meeting member and member of the Massachusetts STEM ...
Voter Guide: 73 Massachusetts cities and towns holding elections ... Framingham will be electing its first ever mayor after voting to become a city last spring. Framingham was formerly known as Massachusetts' largest town.
Candidate for mayor, Yvonne Spicer speaks with residents during the Framingham Rotary 6th Annual Pancake Breakfast at Keefe Regional ...
As pot moratoriums grow, few towns prepared to allow sales ... As a result, only a handful of towns in northern Massachusetts will be ... However, a review of 39 Municipalities around Lowell and Fitchburg found ... Local officials argue that these policies are an important way for towns and cities to govern.
Trial Likely in Lawsuit Over Massachusetts City's election System ... Elsewhere in the U.S., residents of many small cities with Lowell's ...
The Republican tax overhaul plan will hurt local governments, homeowners, and at least 50 percent of Massachusetts taxpayers through its ...
Massachusetts Town to Test E-Voting at Public Meetings ... allow voters to use a handheld device to vote from their seats at town meetings. ... towns to check voters in when they vote in elections, only for Town Meetings, ... McKinney, Texas First Municipality to Earn 5-Star Texas Transparency Stars Rating.


 

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