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Maine Dairy Company Settles Lawsuit over Oxford Comma

It turns out the Oxford comma is a very expensive punctuation mark. Oakhurst Dairy settled a lawsuit with its grammarian delivery drivers for $5 million, […]

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Marty Walsh to Explore Lawsuit against Pharmaceutical Companies

Hospitals, police stations, and T stops have all been part of Boston’s efforts in the ongoing battle against the opioid crisis. But now, Mayor Marty Walsh […]

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Gay Couple Sues Lexington-Based Vistaprint over “Discriminatory” Pamphlet

When Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg opened the package of wedding programs they ordered from a Lexington-based printing company, they expected to find tasteful cards […]

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Mayor Marty Walsh Signs Boston’s Plastic Bag Ban Into Law

Start hoarding plastic bags now, Boston, because it’s twilight for the ubiquitous vessels. Despite expressing concerns about who will foot the bill, Mayor Marty Walsh […]

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Project Veritas Is Suing the Boston District Attorney

Like a game of whack-a-mole, Project Veritas suddenly seems to be popping up everywhere. The right-wing group, which grabbed headlines this week after a failed […]

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A Transgender Woman is Suing the Massachusetts Department of Correction

A transgender woman is suing the Massachusetts Department of Correction after being assigned to an all-male prison and allegedly enduring harassment by her fellow inmates. […]

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Court Rules Yahoo Can Provide Account Information to Relatives of the Deceased

More than a decade after their brother’s death, one family just got a step closer to peering inside his virtual life. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial […]

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Michelle Carter Found Guilty in Texting Suicide Case

Michelle Carter, the Plainville woman who encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself in a series of text messages and phone calls, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Judge Lawrence […]

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Visit Cambridge Public Library

There’s plenty of Cambridge on the Supreme Court—five of its nine justices graduated from Harvard, after all. This weekend, the highest court in the land is […]

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Federal Judge Won’t Dismiss Extortion Charges Against Top Walsh Aides

A federal judge refused to throw out extortion and conspiracy charges against two top aides in Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration, accused of coercing the Boston […]

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Boston Grand Prix CEO Sues Walsh Aide for $15 Million

Former Boston Grand Prix CEO John Casey has filed a suit in Suffolk Superior Court against Austin Blackmon, Mayor Marty Walsh’s chief of environment, energy, and […]

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Wampanoag Tribe Wins Key Victory in Push for Casino on Martha’s Vineyard

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head have cleared a major hurdle in their push to build a casino on Martha’s Vineyard. The U.S. Court […]

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Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

The Senate has confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, after Republicans invoked the so-called “nuclear option” to shred the body’s voting rules and stem off a […]

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Officials Seized 112 Fake IDs at One Back Bay Store Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission celebrated St. Patrick’s Day as it is wont to do—by staking out certain neighborhoods in an effort to reduce underage […]

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Oxford Comma Decides Court Case in Maine Labor Dispute

Vampire Weekend and the AP Stylebook be damned! The Oxford comma—or rather, the lack of one—helped decide a Maine court case over overtime pay for […]