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Tens of thousands of protesters gathered on Boston Common for Saturday’s March for Our Lives rally in support of stricter gun laws.

The Boston demonstration against gun violence was among hundreds of protests taking place across the U.S. Saturday in the wake of last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.

Boston Approves Tax Break For Amazon's Seaport Plans

Mar 16, 2018

Boston’s planning and development agency on Thursday night approved a measure giving Amazon a tax break for proposed office space in the Seaport.

Amazon is negotiating a lease for forthcoming office space in the massive Seaport Square development.

The plan approved by the Boston Development and Planning Agency (BPDA) would give Amazon a $5 million reduction in property taxes in exchange for the company adding 2,000 workers.

Saying goodbye at Logan Airport is a familiar, if painful, scene for the four Macario brothers. Just two years ago, they said goodbye to their father when he was deported back to his native Guatemala.

And early Wednesday morning, the oldest brother, Isidro, faced the same fate.

Accompanied by federal immigration officers through airport security, Isidro was bound for deportation back to Guatemala, where he was born.

“I love you,” younger brother Erwin said to Isidro.

This is a family separated, one by one, along strict lines: their immigration status.

On Point radio host Tom Ashbrook has been dismissed from WBUR. Ashbrook, who has hosted the nationally syndicated show for 16 years, was placed on leave in December, 2017 after 11 current and former station employees filed complaints of bullying and sexual misconduct that spanned the past 10 years.

With the sale of the Boston Herald to a Colorado media company, Boston will remain a two-newspaper town.

Digital First Media outbid would-be buyers Gatehouse Media and Revolution Capital Group, paying $11.9 million for the paper.

The Herald’s auction came after publisher Patrick Purcell filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Dec. 8, 2017, citing declining revenue and readership.

The MassMutual headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company plans to nearly double its Bay State workforce over the next few years, consolidating offices around the country as part of plan that includes a newly disclosed package of state incentives worth roughly $46 million, the company announced Thursday.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, now called Wynn Boston Harbor, in Everett, in a file photo.
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Casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as chairman and CEO at Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Wynn Resorts said Tuesday the resignation is effective immediately.

Boston Public Schools is coming under fire from immigration advocates over concerns about the sharing of student information with federal immigration officials.

A demonstrator at a women's march in Jan. 2017.
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker pitched his newest opioid bill to state lawmakers this week. It calls for dozens of provisions to overhaul treatment, tightening restrictions on prescribing, with a focus on educating young people on the dangers of opioids. 

When people say politics is like making sausage, kielbasa maker Danny Morris just smiles.

On this workday, the longtime employee runs 20 pounds of pork butt through a grinder and into a pig intestine — no preservative, and definitely no politics.

“We sell this for $5.99 a pound,” Morris says as he guides the kielbasa out of the machine. “I just went out and bought hot dogs wholesale that were like $6 a pound, and that’s not natural. But this here, you know what you’re gonna get.”

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