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

Michigan Democrats Poised to Test Ambitious Environmental Goals in the Industrial Midwest

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is on the verge of implementing one of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy mandates, aiming to be carbon-free by 2040 in what is a pivotal test of the Democrats’ environmental goals in a state with a long-standing manufacturing legacy. Michigan will join four other states in requiring utility … Read more

Calls for Cease-Fire in the Israel-Hamas War Roil City Councils From California to Michigan

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland considered a resolution to call for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war on Monday, potentially joining nearly a dozen other U.S. cities from Michigan to Georgia that have supported the same. The resolution before the Oakland City Council also calls for the unrestricted entry of humanitarian assistance into Gaza … 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

States Recycle and Donate Food Headed to Landfills

[ad_1] ELMSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — When Sean Rafferty got his start in the grocery business, anything that wasn’t sold got tossed out. But on a recent day, Rafferty, the store manager for ShopRite of Elmsford-Greenburgh in New York, was preparing boxes of bread, donuts, fresh produce and dairy products to be picked up by a … 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

Massachusetts Is Creating Overnight Shelter Spots to Help Newly Arriving Migrant Families

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has begun awarding grants to local agencies to set up temporary housing sites for homeless families as officials grapple with finding newly arriving migrants places to stay after hitting a state-imposed limit of 7,500 families in the state’s emergency homeless shelter system. Catholic Charities Boston is the first organization to … Read more

Advocates Hope to Put Questions on Ballot to Legalize Psychedelics, Let Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of potential Massachusetts ballot questions — from legalizing natural psychedelics to ending the MCAS exam as a high school graduation requirement — scrambled Wednesday to meet a key deadline. Activists were required to submit the signatures of nearly 75,000 voters to local town clerks by the end of the day. … Read more

Attentive Energy Investing $10.6M in Supply Chain, Startups to Help New Jersey Offshore Wind

[ad_1] MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A company proposing an offshore wind farm in New Jersey is investing $10.6 million in projects to help grow the industry’s supply chain and support ocean-based technology startup businesses in the state. Attentive Energy is one of four projects proposed in New Jersey’s most recent round of solicitations for offshore … Read more