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Springfield man with pending gun charges arrested for possession of firearm, drugs

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested Tuesday following an investigation on illegal firearms. Springfield Police along with the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department arrested 33-year-old Edward Jones of Springfield near Dorne and Newman Street. Officers found a loaded firearm, ammunition, cocaine, crack-cocaine, oxycontin and more than $3,300 in cash in his possession.
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Roland Escobar Charged With Manslaughter, Driving High On Drugs And Alcohol In Deadly Taunton Hit-And-Run

TAUNTON (CBS) – A driver accused in a deadly hit and run in Taunton was ordered held without bail Wednesday. Roland Escobar, 42, of Taunton, faces several charges including manslaughter, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and leaving the scene of Tuesday’s crash. Police say he was driving an SUV drunk and high on drugs when he hit a woman near the intersection of Main and Cedar streets around 4:30 p.m. and took off. The woman, 59-year-old Lisa Rocha of Taunton, was just getting out of her car when she was struck. She was rushed to Morton Hospital where she...
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PHOTOS: Western Mass. communities celebrate National Night Out

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – National Night Out is an annual event in communities to build relationships with local police and residents in the neighborhood. The first Tuesday night in August is National Night Out, several local police departments hosted events to bring together residents and the first responders who help them. Families were able to connect with their neighborhood police, checking out their vehicles and enjoying some games, music, and good food.
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Millbury Fire Logs, week of July 26-Aug. 1

10:24 p.m.: Master Box 225 received for Rhodes to Recovery on Rhodes Street. A faulty smoke detector tripped the system. All responded with Car 2 in command. 3:45 p.m.: Single-car accident, rolled on its side, South Main Street at the Sutton town line. Car 1 arrived with police and confirmed the driver was out of the vehicle and evaluated by MedStar Ambulance. All units alerted and returned.
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Uber, Lyft Introduce Prop 22 Clone to Undermine Labor Law In Massachusetts

On the Clock is Motherboard's reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. It’s nearly been a year since Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and Postmates wrote Proposition 22—a ballot measure that exempted them from following California labor laws—and spent $220 million on a deceptive campaign to pass it. Now, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart have filed another Proposition 22-esque ballot measure aimed at exempting them from following US labor laws, this time in Massachusetts.
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YOUR MONEY: Some states are allowing SALT cap workarounds. Is Massachusetts one of them?

The state and local tax (SALT) deduction has generated a lot of buzz the last few years and has recently become a hot topic in the tax world. Back in 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limited the deductible amount of state and local income, real estate, and other taxes to $10,000 for those individuals that itemize on their individual returns. As with most new tax rules, taxpayers have been looking for a workaround to help lower their tax bills.
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COVID Vaccine Mandate Ordered For All Nursing Home Workers In Massachusetts

BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration announced Wednesday it plans to roll out a COVID vaccine mandate for nursing home workers in Massachusetts soon. “COVID-19 vaccination is the most effective method for preventing infection and serious illness from the virus, and staff at long-term care facilities and other health care providers serving vulnerable populations are critical in efforts to protect older residents,” Baker’s office said in a statement. Unvaccinated vaccine staff will need to get at least a first dose by Sept. 1, 2021, and be fully vaccinated by Oct. 10, 2021, which is when the Department of Public Health will...
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NEWPORT FOOD SCENE: Translating the bad restaurant reviews on Yelp

I wish there was a way restaurants could review their reviewers. That seems like a fair trade-off. Thanks to websites and apps like Yelp, TripAdvisor and Google, anyone with an email address and an internet connection can write a restaurant review. The upside is this allows people to spread the word about local restaurants and cafes. That actually helps, especially in a place like Aquidneck Island, which has so many out-of-town visitors.
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