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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Mass. nurses divided over Question 1Sentinel & Enterprise UPDATED:   10/16/2018 06:32:04 AM EDT      By Michael P. Norton State House News Service BOSTON -- Registered nurses in Massachusetts are mostly satisfied with their jobs and divided over a ballot question limiting how many patients can be assigned to each nurse in hospitals and health care facilities, according to new poll ...read more
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    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Some commuter rail trains on the Fitchburg line will stop at the Littleton/495 station starting Oct. 15 to allow crews to replace 30,000 railroad ties along the track. Inbound trains 412, 414, 416, 418, 420, 422 to Boston will originate at the Littleton/495 stop, with no trains running between there and the final stop at Wachusett. Outbound trains 403, 405, 407, 409, 411 and 413 will terminate ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Fitchburg Line Rail Tie Replacement to Begin Oct. 15As part of the MBTA's and Keolis' commitment to further improve commuter rail service, crews will be replacing approximately 30,000 rail ties on the Fitchburg line. The project begins Oct. 15 and continues through November. Over the last four years, Keolis and the MBTA have replaced approximately 200,000 rail ties, which help to improve service ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Tax Considerations when Hiring Household HelpTax rules for hiring household help are complex; one mistake can bring on a tax headache that most of us would prefer to avoid. Here's what you need to know.   Dube & Hazelwood, P.C.19 Water StreetLeominster, MA 01453www.dh-cpas.com 978-537-0716
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    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    https://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/10/03/lori-trahan-rick-green-3rd-congressional-district/    BOSTON (CBS) – In Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District race, Democrat Lori Trahan will face off against Republican Rick Green.  Trahan, who served as chief of staff to former Congressman Marty Meehan, won a razor-close Democratic primary after a recount.         Green is a business owner and ...read more
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    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    Compromise Produces Solid Legislative Scorecard Posted by John Regan on Oct 3, 2018 1:30:00 PM   A legislative session marked by grand compromises and outside ballot initiatives gave state lawmakers generally solid grades in the 2017-2018 AIM Legislative Scorecard released today.AIM publishes the Legislative Scorecard at the end of each two-year Beacon Hill session to ensure that employers ...read more
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    Thursday, October 04, 2018
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    Monday, October 01, 2018
    How to Increase Diversity in Your Recruiting and Hiring Process      The recruiting and hiring process is supposed to select the best candidates while deterring unqualified job seekers from applying or advancing. All too often, however, the process creates obstacles or disadvantages for qualified candidates due to their membership in a protected class or minority group. Even a ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    BY STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE New restrictions on non-competition agreements between employers and workers will take effect Monday, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is reminding businesses of the new requirements. The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act was included in a $1 billion economic development package Gov. Charlie Baker signed on Aug. 10, and its provisions apply to ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Kelsey Schiller, MassDevelopment, 617-330-2011 & 617-694-9695 (cell)kschiller@massdevelopment.com Loni Willey, Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, 617-273-2481lwilley@wihed.orgArchitectural rendering of Shirley Commons courtesy of Dietz & Company Architects, Inc. Shirley Commons, a proposed senior housing development in Devens, will move ...read more
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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    ORIGINAL ARTICLE The Small Business Pass-Through Deduction of section 199A is one of the biggest triumphs following the 2017 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. According to Kenneth J. Kies, managing director of the Federal Policy Group, the Small Business Pass–Through Deduction is “incredibly simple.” But before running the math, it’s important to understand who the deduction impacts and ...read more
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