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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and state Rep. Angelo Puppolo tour Friendly's Ice Cream plant in Wilbraham (photos, video)

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and state Rep. Angelo Puppolo tour Friendly's Ice Cream plant in Wilbraham (photos, video)


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Water bursts into air in Boston Common

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Massachusetts fire chief placed on leave after domestic assault arrests

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New England Muslims hosting festival to fight misconceptions

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360 bicyclists set off from Springfield to Boston for 5th annual Ride to Remember (photos, video)

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  • Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and state Rep. Angelo Puppolo tour Friendly's Ice Cream plant in Wilbraham (photos, video)
    Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and state Rep. Angelo Puppolo tour Friendly's Ice Cream plant in Wilbraham (photos, video)

    , masslive.com

    WILBRAHAM -- She earned her first dollar as a waitress in a Friendly's Restaurant, loves black raspberry ice cream, and she couldn't wait to see where all the creamy Friendly's ice cream is created. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr. spent time on Tuesday touring Friendly's headquarters on Boston Road, seeing first-hand where the famous ice cream is made by Western Mass
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  • Fast food workers planning Labor Day strike for $15 minimum wage
    Fast food workers planning Labor Day strike for $15 minimum wage

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    Fast food workers in Boston will hold a strike on Labor Day in order to march and demonstrate for a $15 minimum wage and better benefits. The Fight For $15 organization is one of the groups coordinating the strike over social media. According to an event post, at least 300 workers are expected to join in the demonstration. "In order to bring back good paying jobs with benefits including paid family leave, healthcare and fair scheduling, we must win a union," the group wrote on the event page
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  • Boston Film Festival returns this month
    Boston Film Festival returns this month

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    It’s time again for the Boston Film Festival, which returns to AMC Boston Common Sept. 21-24. The 33rd edition of the festival will feature not only films, including a few world premieres, but also notable attendees, including producer-director James Keach (“Glen Campbell . . . I’ll Be Me”), MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, and actors Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), John Bradley (“Game of Thrones”), Anne Heche (“Wag the Dog”), and Mike Vogel (“The Help”)
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  • Mass. community college heads oppose Trump's plan to end DACA
    Mass. community college heads oppose Trump's plan to end DACA

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    With President Trump expected to announce an end to an Obama-era policy that put off deportation of undocumented immigrants brought to the county as children, the presidents of Massachusetts community colleges and the head of Boston Public Schools on Monday issued a statement declaring their opposition. The statement expresses support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and expresses commitment to the education of all students regardless of immigration status
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  • Fast food workers in Boston join 300 cities in national Labor Day strike
    Fast food workers in Boston join 300 cities in national Labor Day strike

    , masslive.com

    Fast food workers in Boston striked in front of a McDonald's on Tremont Street as early as 6 a.m. on Monday to demand better wages. Cooks and cashiers marched from Tremont Street to Copley Plaza on Labor Day to highlight their demand for a $15 minimum wage. The holiday protest, part of a larger "Fight for $15" movement, was scheduled to be held in 300 cities across the United States on Monday
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  • Downsizing empty nesters infuse their new home in the city with style
    Downsizing empty nesters infuse their new home in the city with style

    , bostonglobe.com

    The time had come for Barbara and Dan Graovac to leave their 3,500-square-foot Colonial in Worcester. Her son from a previous marriage was on his own, and the couple set their sights on Boston. “We didn’t need all the space in the house anymore, and we were ready to live in the city for a while,” says Barbara Graovac. Still, “it was a big change
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