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BOSTON – Opponents of the Baker administration’s temporary ban on all vaping products came out in force Friday to slam the emergency regulation in the only public hearing scheduled on its impact. One after another, speakers who packed the hearing to standing room only argued that the governor’s step was draconian and would harm local […]
BOSTON –  Opponents of the Baker administration’s temporary ban on all vaping products packed a room Friday to slam the emergency regulation in the only public hearing scheduled on its impact. Speakers ranged from a Boston University researcher to dozens of vape shop owners and individual vape users, and most criticized the temporary ban set […]
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate approved a statewide ban on retail businesses offering single-use plastic bags, but the bill advanced Wednesday night with more dissent than usual from the Democratic ranks due to the way the bill surfaced. Retail businesses would be prohibited from offering customers thin, disposable plastic bags at the point of sale […]
Commuter rail reliability declined in October
BOSTON –  Lawmakers ended their months-long impasse over distracted driving legislation Monday, advancing a compromise bill that will require hands-free use of all electronic devices behind the wheel but that does not require raw traffic stop data to be published. A six-member conference committee filed a report with the House clerk’s office on Monday, more […]
CCC does not uphold medical marijuana vape sales ban
BOSTON – The MBTA board voted Monday to back substantial investment in the commuter rail, calling for electrification of the system and more frequent service through the most dense corridors in a step that transportation advocates praised as historic. The Fiscal and Management Control Board adopted unanimously resolutions calling for the T to develop a […]