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MBTA fare hike could take effect in early July

Bus and subway fares on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority would increase 10 cents this fiscal year if a new proposal passes. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation finance committee announced the possible fare hikes Tuesday.These fare spikes would also raise the price of monthly bus and subway passes from $70 to $75, and the commuter […]

Four Loko owner settles $400,000 lawsuit, changes marketing campaign

To prevent companies from promoting irresponsible and underage drinking, Phusion Projects LLC, an alcoholic beverage company that put out Four Loko, is paying $400,000 in settlement fees after Massachusetts Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley filed allegations against them for unlawful advertisements. Coakley filed the allegations in 2010, accusing Phusion of violating consumer protection and trade statutes […]

Gun buy-back program gets 75 guns off street

In an effort to tackle the gun violence that infiltrated Boston’s streets earlier in the year, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced a series of measures to decrease gun activity and abuse, including a regional gun trafficking summit, renewed funding for a summer jobs program and a gun buy-back program. The gun buy back, entitled Your […]

9-alarm blaze takes lives of 2 Boston firemen

A nine-alarm fire broke out in a four-story brick row house on Beacon Street Wednesday, spurred by the gusting winds throughout the day, and resulted in the death of two firefighters. Firefighter Michael Kennedy, 33, of Hyde Park and Lt. Edward Walsh, 43, of West Roxbury were killed in the fire, after responding to the blaze […]

Gubernatorial candidates share views at LGBTQ forum

In the days following the Massachusetts Republican Party’s endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, the eight other declared candidates for governor met at a forum at Boston Public Library Tuesday to speak about the issues currently facing the Commonwealth’s LGBTQ community. “As goes Massachusetts, so goes the nation and hopefully the world,” said Kara Coredini, executive director […]