Tag Archives: Massachusetts

First Civil Fine for Marijuana Issued

Mass. man gets marijuana fine, has bigger problems



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) A Holyoke man was at least one of the first people fined under a new state law that decriminalizes marijuana. But Jose Burgos has bigger problems. Police said they found the 29-year-old Burgos with less than a half gram of marijuana on him Friday, so he was fined $100…

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School to host Queer Film Festival ’09

School to host Queer Film Festival ’09

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Updated: 01/03/2009 10:12:24 AM EST Saturday, January 03

WILLIAMSTOWN – The Dively Committee for Human Sexuality and Diversity will present the Williams College Queer Film Festival 2009 from Jan. 16 through 22… http://www.berkshireeagle.com/… This is a a private school so I personally don’t think there is any actual “news” here.  If people…

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MassDems = Highest per capita debt in Nation

Massachusetts: Boston – State Treasurer Timothy Cahill offered a sober assessment of the state’s finances, saying the worst is not over. Cahill said not only are sales of lottery tickets dropping – meaning fewer local aid dollars for cities and towns – but Massachusetts is carrying the highest per capita debt burden of any state. http://www.usatoday.com/printe… With Deval Patrick and…

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Mass. hacks to fight for Obama’s love.

Mass. Dems’ crowning achievement

Have influence over Barack Obama’s local appointments

Hillary Chabot By Hillary Chabot

Friday, December 26, 2008 Local Democrats drooling over sugarplum federal posts around New England already have begun whispering their Christmas wishes to a quiet group of local kingmakers who have President-elect Barack Obama’s ear. “I have a list that’s bigger than Santa Claus, and…

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Immigrate to MA to leech off the public dole.

Law won’t let unemployed visit Mass. for benefits

By Associated Press

Friday, December 26, 2008 New federal rules will end the flow of people who travel to Massachusetts each year to claim some of the nation’s most generous unemployment benefits. Under the old rules, laid-off workers who earned wages in more than one state could file for unemployment in any…

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Bring back the death penalty?

Cop killer gets 1st N.H. death sentence in 49 years

The Lowell Sun

Article Last Updated: 12/18/2008 10:49:36 AM EST MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Thursday issued New Hampshire’s first death sentence in a half century to Michael Addison, who fatally shot a Manchester police officer two years ago… Addison had been on a crime spree the week…

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Together they can! …raise unemployment

Mass. unemployment rate rises

The Lowell Sun BOSTON — The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday that the Massachusetts unemployment rate increased from 5.5 percent in October to 5.9 percent in November, its highest rate since August 2003. In addition, job losses for the month of November totaled 8,000… http://www.lowellsun.com/break… While Massachusetts unemployment continues to be…

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