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Brookline rejects effort to ban secrecy clauses in harassment settlements

The Brookline town meeting defeated a proposal Tuesday night to do away with secrecy provisions in settlements of racial or sexual harassment claims again...

Brookline citizens push ban on secret settlements as town pledges data...

After a stream of revelations of secret harassment and discrimination settlements, the town of Brookline has decided it will annually release information about settlements...

Police investigating alleged overtime scam at Boston Public Library

Custodians at the Boston Public Library have routinely been paid for overtime hours they did not work, according to a library janitor who said...

For WWI centennial, city Of Malden adds African Americans and women...

By Lucas Smolcic Larson For the first time in 100 years, the city of Malden will publicly honor local women and African-American World War I...

With big year-end bonuses, Rep. Capuano’s staff are highest paid in...

Rep. Michael Capuano pays his employees very well. In fact, the 10-term Somerville Democrat has the highest average staff salary of any lawmaker in the...

At an old munitions site, hikers get no warning of newfound...

A 130-acre tract of conservation land south of Boston remains largely open to public use without posted warnings despite new risks of unexploded munitions...

New laws leave voters to navigate maze of requirements

Since the last presidential election in 2012, states passed dozens of new voting requirements, particularly regarding photo IDs.

Gaming commission deals blow to Brockton horse racing plans

Horse racing in Massachusetts continues to be fraught with in-fighting.

State horse fund, facing long odds, can’t find enough purses to...

It seemed like a sure bet for the Sport of Kings: A tax on casinos aimed solely at reviving Massachusetts horse racing. Five years after...