New England budget 8.24.09
New England budget 8.24.09
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OBAMAS IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD PHOTOS:
- There will be new photos coming today.
- Obamas begin Martha's Vineyard vacation: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x769902799/PHOTO-GALLERY-Obamas-begin-Marthas-Vineyard-vacation
- The presidential visit begins with landing on Cape: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/x772314111/PHOTO-GALLERY-The-presidential-visit-begins-with-landing-on-Cape
- Martha's Vineyard preps for Obamas' vacation: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1886177207/Photo-gallery-Marthas-Vineyard-preps-for-Obamas-vacation
- Video: Photographer’s notebook from Martha’s Vineyard: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/east/massachusetts/x1528808664/Video-Photographer-s-notebook-from-Martha-s-Vineyard
DRUG CASES: Supreme Court ruling could put local drug cases at risk - Roughly 30 chemists now in the three state labs analyzing tens of thousands of cases will be bouncing around the state to testify on their findings or the case could be tossed out. By Maureen Boyle.
CASINO: Middleboro selectmen to move forward with spending casino planning money - Selectmen will now move forward with spending casino planning money after the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe sent a letter stating the town does not have to pay back those funds, even if its casino plan fizzles. By Alice C. Elwell.
HURRICANE BILL: Nature’s fury is fun for South Shore surfers – Surfers tried to take advantage of the crashing waves, despite in some cases the exhortations of lifeguards whistling back anyone who went deeper than 2 feet and electronic signs near Nantasket, for one, prohibiting swimming. By Fred Hanson.
- Art: 10 photos
- With video
CHASE: Pembroke man leads police on wild Route 24 chase - A Pembroke man who allegedly struck a motorcyclist with his car in Hanson on Sunday afternoon led state police on a wild chase on Route 24 before bailing out just south of Route 44 in Raynham where he was arrested by State Trooper Shayne Suarez and a K-9, police said. By Frank Mulligan.
PEDESTRIAN HIT: Driver not at fault as Brockton teen struck by Jeep while crossing West Chestnut Street - The 84-year-old driver involved in the collision with a bicyclist Sunday was not at fault in the accident and will not be cited, police said. The 16-year-old, whose name was not released, rode into the left rear of the Jeep in the collision Sunday around 6:30 p.m., police said Monday. By Maria Papadopoulos and Maureen Boyle.
- With video
DIRTY BEACH: Shannon Beach closed by health officials after bacterial infection reports surface - Health officials have closed Shannon Beach indefinitely after 16 people contracted a bacterial infection. By Rory Schuler.
- Art: Photo
WHOLE FOODS: Protestors converge on Cambridge Whole Foods, attacking CEO's comments on health care reform - “People die while we wait! Tomorrow is too late!” Cries for health care reform rang out as a crowd formed in front of Whole Foods Market on Prospect Street on Friday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., a couple dozen people gathered outside the Cambridge market to protest Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, one that they felt opposed health care changes and ultimately, human rights. By Jessica Bal.
- Art: 8 photos
CRASH DEATHS: Lexington couple dies in Saturday car crash on Adams Street - The driver, Mohammed Taqiuddin, 65, and his wife, Hussaina, 58, were both pronounced dead at the scene, said police. By Meghan B. Kelly.
TWITTER AS TOOL: More local merchants using Twitter to reach customers - Vance Welch, owner of Abby Park restaurant in Milton, says “marketing has taken on a new face” and a social network site like Twitter can help a new business like his “build a base.” By Steve Adams.
- Art: 4 photos
MAKING CENTS: Investing with emotion causes strife - While in money market funds, collecting a paltry rate of interest, you are in fact on the sidelines because you are watching the action on Wall Street wondering if you made the right move. Those of you who fled to the money markets at any time before the bear market started its dramatic turnaround felt like a genius. Now, after an unprecedented and rapid rebound in equity prices and money market rates about as close to 0 percent as possible, you feel like the class dunce. By John P. Napolitano.
- Art: Column mug
FINE PRINT: First-time home buyers are running out of time to get tax credit - Potential first-time home buyers who are wondering whether they should get into the market to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit shouldn’t wait much longer. By Jon Chesto.
CHECKOUT LANE: Tips when shopping for antiques - When buying antiques, you should expect to make mistakes, furniture dealers say. That’s why it’s important to get a piece you love, rather than one you think will accrue in value. By Brent Lang.
- Art: 2 photos
MASS. MARKET: Casino gambling has never been a safer bet in Massachusetts - Walk with me as we navigate the crowds to watch the high rollers play a time-honored game of chance: betting on the future of Massachusetts casinos. By Jon Chesto.
- Art: Column mug
GRANLUND CARTOON: On teacher cuts and students learning about subtraction.
GRANLUND CARTOON: On Lockerbie and Libyan oil.
EDITORIAL: Sen. Kennedy's request poignant but not fair - Anyone conflicted about Sen. Edward Kennedy’s request for a change in the way his seat will be filled can chalk it up to a case of sympathy vs. scruples. By The Patriot Ledger.
PETER COSTA: Memories of a first day at school - It was a bright September morning, still, with no wind. Spiders had spun their candy-cane webs in the hedges overnight and the grass was wet with dew. I held my mother’s hand tightly and listened to her calm voice as she told me how much fun second grade would be and how nice it is to make new friends in a new school.
SPRINGSTEEN REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen rises above hard times with steamy set - For most bands it would sound gimmicky – collecting requests from the audience, some for cover songs they may have never played before. But for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, whose "Working on a Dream" tour stopped at Comcast Center in Mansfield Saturday, it brought an interlude of spontaneity and joy to an already spectacular – and steamy – night of redemptive rock ’n’ roll. By Peter Chianca.
- Art: File photo
DANCIN STAR: Self-taught Brockton dancer gaining national attention - Jamal Weaver, a 2006 Brockton High School graduate, was on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” and Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Using his brother’s death as motivation, Weaver has gone from a street kid to a TV star and come back again. By Brittney Murray.
- Art: 7 photos
MARSHFIELD FAIR: Your guide to the 142nd annual Marshfield Fair. By The Patriot Ledger.
- With video, map, lots of photos
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