Tag Archives: regulations

Stuggling busniesses close in MA, stay open in other states.

Natick tool plant expected to close

By Michael Morton/Daily News staff

MetroWest Daily News

Posted Jan 16, 2009 @ 11:22 PM

NATICK – An international tool-making company confirmed yesterday that it will likely close its West Central Street plant by June, potentially ending four decades of operations there and putting 80 employees out of work…. Secor said the company had…

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Massachusetts: Government Forced Abortions Against Your Will.

Mass. joins states in suit over Bush rule on abortion

By Associated Press

Thursday, January 15, 2009 HARTFORD, Conn. – Seven states – including Massachusetts – sued the federal government today over a new rule that expands protections for doctors and other health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions and other medical procedures because of religious or moral…

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Government Spy Cameras In Your Neighborhood?

Aldermen’s say in surveillance camera placement rejected

By Daniel DeMaina / ddemaina@cnc.com

Fri Jan 16, 2009, 04:31 PM EST Melrose – Monday night, the Melrose Board of Aldermen declined to vote on an ordinance that would have given them power to determine where permanent police surveillance cameras could be installed in the city.

After an hour of polite yet strong…

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Together We Can…Set Priorities!

New on Jan. 8 from the Governor on the state web site: Governor Patrick Launches Mass In Motion Over half of Massachusetts adults, and one third of middle and high school students are overweight or obese. To address this problem, Massachusetts is launching ‘Mass In Motion’ to prevent overweight and obesity and to reduce chronic disease – with a particular…

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Mass Gov’t: Tom Brady Is A Fatty.

Mass. to require restaurant chains to post calorie counts by The Republican Newsroom Thursday January 08, 2009, 4:30 PM By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press BOSTON – Massachusetts plans to fight its obesity problem by requiring restaurant chains to post calorie counts and waging an aggressive campaign to educate parents about overweight students…. … Student heights and weights are already measured…

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Protesters rally downtown in Northampton in defense of panhandlers

Protesters rally downtown in Northampton in defense of panhandlers

By CHAD CAIN

Staff Writer

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 NORTHAMPTON – Protesters against a proposed ordinance to regulate panhandling took to the streets again Tuesday afternoon to voice their displeasure with the city’s plan to regulate where and when people are allowed to ask for money…. The ordinance seeks to prohibit…

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Pelosi Erases Gingrich’s Long-Standing Fairness Rules

( – promoted by DD4RP) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office. Pelosi’s rule…

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A Mayoral Directive and Boston City Council Order for routine transmittal of city public documents.

History is what you think of when you think of the city of Boston. Yet the history of city hall departments needs to be made more accessible to those of us with strong interests in municipal governmental history. Routinely public access is deflected or blocked for public meetings and to public records regardless of what officials claim about transparency. A…

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