Casino Workers Seethe as Smoking Ban Bill Is Delayed Yet Again in New Jersey Legislature

[ad_1] TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to end smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos that appeared headed for its first vote Thursday was delayed yet again when Democratic lawmakers said they did not have enough votes to advance it. They also said they would listen to alternatives proposed by the casino industry including enclosed smoking … Read more

Man Charged With Shooting 3 Palestinian College Students Accused of Harassing Ex-Girlfriend in 2019

[ad_1] Jason J. Eaton’s ex called police in Dewitt, New York, a town near Syracuse, in 2019 saying she had received numerous text messages, emails and phone calls that were sexual in nature but not threatening from Eaton, and wanted him to stop contacting her, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. … Read more

Sandy Hook Families Offer to Settle Alex Jones’ $1.5 Billion Legal Debt for a Minimum of $85 Million

[ad_1] Sandy Hook families who won nearly $1.5 billion in legal judgments against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for calling the 2012 Connecticut school shooting a hoax have offered to settle that debt for only pennies on the dollar — at least $85 million over 10 years. The offer was made in Jones’ personal bankruptcy case … Read more

3 Men of Palestinian Descent Attending Holiday Gathering Shot, Injured Near University of Vermont

[ad_1] Three young men of Palestinian descent who were in Burlington for a Thanksgiving holiday gathering were shot and injured — one seriously — near the University of Vermont, police said Sunday. Authorities said the attack may have been a hate crime. The shootings occurred at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday near the UVM campus, according … Read more

Commuter Train Strikes and Kills Man Near a Connecticut Rail Crossing

[ad_1] ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Metro-North commuter train on Friday struck and killed a person in Connecticut who was spotted by an engineer crouching on the railroad tracks, an official said. The white man, approximately 65 years old, was hit about 200 feet (60 meters) away from a railroad crossing in Ansonia at about … Read more

Editorial Roundup: New England

[ad_1] Boston Globe. November 22, 2023. Editorial: Massachusetts has the latest primary date in the country. Here’s why that’s a problem. Massachusetts needs to end its incumbent-protecting tradition by switching to spring, rather than fall, intraparty contests. Political Cartoons No doubt in a manner that would make things more convenient for voters, an ingenuous farm … Read more

Maine and Massachusetts Are the Last States to Keep Bans on Sunday Hunting. That Might Soon Change

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some states are steadily chipping away at longstanding bans on Sunday hunting, and there’s a push to overturn the laws in Maine and Massachusetts, the final two states with full bans. Maine’s highest court is considering a lawsuit asking whether the state’s 19th century law, which prevents hunting big game … Read more

Connecticut Judge Sets New Primary Date for Mayor’s Race Tainted by Alleged Ballot Box Stuffing

[ad_1] BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has set Jan. 23 as the date for a new Democratic primary election in the Bridgeport mayor’s race after having tossed out the September election results because of alleged ballot box stuffing. Judge William Clark issued the order late Friday afternoon after Mayor Joe Ganim and challenger … Read more