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Harvard Names Former Tufts President To Succeed Faust
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has named Lawrence Bacow its 29th president. Bacow is the former president of Tufts University and a leader-in-residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Black History Month Tweet Causes Controversy
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are facing heavy criticism online for a now-deleted Twitter post for Black History Month that celebrated a white man.
Pot Regulators Asked To Hold Off On Cannabis Cafes
BOSTON (AP) — District attorneys asked state marijuana regulators on Friday to hold off on licensing certain types of businesses, including so-called cannabis cafes and home delivery services, echoing a similar appeal by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.
DNA Test Will Show If Bones Are Those Of Feared Pirate
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are examining whether human bones found in a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy.
Massachusetts Senate Leader Choice Held Off Until 2019
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Senate Democrats have decided to put off a decision on a new leader for the chamber until after the current legislative session.
Ongoing Probe Of Wynn Resorts
BOSTON (AP) — State gambling regulators are expected to continue their probe of Wynn Resorts following the resignation of the company's chairman and chief executive, Steve Wynn.
State Official Is Warning Of Possible Census Undercount
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is warning that proposals by the Trump administration could lead to an undercount of the state's population in the 2020 federal census.
States Joining Congress In Net Neutrality Repeal Action
BOSTON (AP) — Support was growing in the U.S. Senate for a measure that would undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules, but votes were still lacking in the House, according to a leading congressional critic of the new federal policy.
January Tax Collections In Massachusetts Exceed Expectations
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts tax collections for January have come in above expectations. The total collected for the month topped $2.97 billion.
Gas Prices Rise 3 Cents Per Gallon In Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) — The price of gasoline in Massachusetts is up three cents this week. AAA Northeast said Monday in its weekly survey that self-serve regular is averaging $2.53 per gallon.