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Court Seems to Put Ice on Swift Defenestration of Walsh…

UPDATED 4:30PM: To include a response from Walsh’s lawyer and details of his reply to the governor’s letter. A day after Governor Charlie Baker announced he was moving to terminate Bennett Walsh, the suspended superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers Home, a superior court judge slammed

“Wasteful” Arguments May Decide Biomass Fate before Appeals Court…

BOSTON—Appearing before a state appellate court in the latest episode of the long-running battle over a power plant in Springfield, opponents and advocates jousted over a lower court’s 2014 ruling that had suddenly reversed the developer’s losing streak to build the biomass-fueled facility. What started

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Editorial: We Have the Body, No Need to Execute It…

UPDATED 4/13/15 3:29PM: To reflect a correction. The penalty phase begins April 21, not this week. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is dead. We do not need to kill him. Last week, rendering perhaps the most anticlimactic verdict in history, a federal jury in Boston found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Biomass Bulletins: Council ZBA Appeal on Hold…

The fight to stop a wood-burning electric plant on Page Boulevard lumbers on despite the recent victories of the plant’s many opponents. Palmer Renewable Energy, the plant’s developer has appealed both the City Council’s revocation of the plant’s special permit and the decision of the