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National Grid, unions to meet again after company revises offer

National Grid and union leaders representing more than 1,000 locked-out workers will meet again Wednesday after the company submitted a new offer late Friday night, the two sides said. “After days of lengthy, productive bargaining sessions, National Grid and United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012-04 negotiated all day and late into the night Friday. The → Read More

Kevin Spacey wants to skip Nantucket arraignment, prosecutors say

Kevin Spacey has asked a Nantucket judge to waive his appearance at his arraignment in January, according to court documents filed by prosecutors. The actor is facing a felony charge of indecent assault and battery related to a 2016 incident where he allegedly stuck his hand down an 18-year-old’s pants in Nantucket. The victim said → Read More

Nevada judge to hear Steve Wynn challenge in January

A Nevada judge will rule on the fate of state gaming regulators’ report, frozen by a lawsuit from Steve Wynn, on allegations of sexual harassment by Wynn next month as the parties say they are unlikely to reach a settlement out of court. The judge will hold a preliminary injunction hearing Jan. 4, according to → Read More

Two-wheeled robot makers to roll out Charlestown facility

Piaggio Fast Forward, a Boston-based robotics company owned by the Italian makers of Vespa scooters, will open a new 10,000-square-foot site in Charlestown, where it plans to assemble its two-wheeled robotic assistants expected to be on sale next year. "This is a fundamental step toward the future of mobility for Piaggio Group. We decided to → Read More

Wynn casino decision delay angers some lawmakers

Frustrated North Shore lawmakers are blasting legal red tape for hijacking the $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor resort casino, saying any delay will stall needed jobs and tax revenue for their communities. The pols' complaints come as state officials appear unlikely to rule on Wynn Resorts’ troubled casino license before the end of the year. → Read More

Obamacare architect: Dire consequences for Massachusetts

The architect of Obamacare warned the Affordable Care Act could die if the U.S. Supreme Court backs a ruling by a Texas judge calling the law unconstitutional -- a decision that would force Massachusetts to strip coverage or pay astronomical bills. → Read More

State’s 3rd pot shop opens in Salem

Massachusetts’ third recreational pot shop, and the first in the eastern part of the state, opened in Salem Saturday under a strict appointment-only policy, avoiding the long lines and traffic jams that had plagued previous openings. → Read More

Massachusetts pot board says still no concrete way to detect high drivers

There is no surefire way to detect impaired driving, including those who are under the influence of marijuana, researchers from the Cannabis Control Commission said Friday. → Read More

Logan named TSA’s airport of the year

Boston Logan saw the shortest average wait time to get through security in the country during the busy summer travel season, according to the TSA, which named Logan its airport of the year. Logan has also been one of several airports named as an “innovation airport,” and has piloted a new security scanning system. Boston → Read More

MBTA head Luis Ramirez to leave after 15 months

Luis Ramirez, General Manager of the MBTA, will leave his position at the end of the year. Ramirez was hired last August, and was given a three year contract. Developing... → Read More

401(k) fears as market plunges after bad week

The stock market's stunning slide has stoked fears over 401(k) savings accounts, with one expert warning those closer to retirement have reason to worry. "Those closest to retirement are the most vulnerable as the economy gets worse," said MIT professor Thomas A. Kochan. "It's very clear people are worried. The market creates this uncertainty." Kochan told → Read More

Not so hot: Dunkin’ warns of Perks breach

Dunkin’ Donuts is warning customers that hackers may have tried to access their loyalty accounts. → Read More

Mohegan Sun ready to make major play for Everett casino if Wynn Resorts loses license

Mohegan Sun says it is willing to buy the $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino if Wynn Resorts is found unsuitable by state regulators — a move apparently aimed at giving the Gaming Commission an easy out from its high-stakes dilemma. → Read More

Experts: Repercussions unlikely to damage Columbia Gas

Despite calls for the forced resignation of the head of Columbia Gas and the elimination of the company in the Merrimack Valley, experts said neither outcome is likely, and said the fallout from the September fires and explosions is unlikely to financially impact NiSource, Columbia’s parent company. → Read More

Holiday weekend work: Overtime needed to keep up with Boston’s growth

Boston’s building boom continues to hum along, with dozens of Hub projects tapping workers to come in even on the weekend after Thanksgiving. → Read More

Pope omits Cardinal Sean O’Malley from summit committee

Pope Francis has named the members of an organizing committee for a February summit aimed at preventing abuse, but did not include Boston Cardinal → Read More

MassDOT launches 6-month study of area’s worst traffic – and ways to help ease it

State transportation officials have launched a new study to pinpoint the Boston area’s worst traffic and figure out how to unjam it — w → Read More

Unions present counteroffer to National Grid

Unions representing more than 1,000 locked-out National Grid steelworkers delivered a counteroffer to the utility yesterday that they say addresses workers’ concerns about safety and company issues regarding new hires and health care, but it is unclear if the company will accept the offer.“We made a counterproposal that we feel addresses both the company’s and the union’s concerns,” said John… → Read More

Wynn: Company knew of sex abuse claims

Former casino executive Steve Wynn told company investigators in a statement he had told some company employees, including at least one board member, about personal allegations made against him — one of the Gaming Commission’s key questions as they investigate the role and response of Wynn Resorts to the accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. → Read More

Charlestown’s Accion Systems debuts satellite propulsion unit

If you think launching satellites into space is hard, try moving one around once it’s up there. → Read More