July 15, 2014

Archive | Business

New twist for Planning Board

WESTFIELD – A Pontoosic Road resident will request the Planning Board to approve a special permit to allow construction of one residence during a public hearing slated for the board’s meeting tonight. The special permit petition and review is routine business for the Planning Board, but not in this case where the petitioner, Henry Bannish […]

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Massachusetts gets $47M share of federal-state Citigroup settlement

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will receive an almost $46 million share of a $7 billion federal-state settlement over Citigroup’s mortgage-backed security activities, the state attorney general’s office said Monday. In the deal announced Monday, Citigroup will make a $4 billion civil monetary payment to the Justice Department, and another $500 million in compensatory payments to […]

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Wine lovers raise a glass to direct shipping law

BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Whether it’s pinot noir, merlot, chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, wine lovers in Massachusetts will soon be able to have some of their favorite bottles shipped straight from the vineyards to their homes. A provision in the new state budget lifts a long-standing prohibition on direct deliveries from wineries […]

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Next steps sought after BID vote

WESTFIELD – City business, cultural and municipal officials are now trying to determine how to fill the gap created when the City Council voted earlier this week to dissolve the Westfield Business Improvement District. The BID Board of Directors met Wednesday afternoon to begin the process of dismantling the BID organization, a complicated procedure because […]

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