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Municipal merger moves

The State Local Finance Board gave its unanimous approval this morning of an application calling for the creation of a municipal consolidation commission for Roxbury and Mount Arlington. Representatives of both communities will be appointed to serve on the commission,…

FCC extends Net Neutrality comment time

A flood of comments about net neutrality crashed the Federal Communications Commission’s commenting site on Tuesday, the original deadline for public comments on the controversial Internet proposal. But the tech problems are buying those who want to weigh in some…

Still Not Guilty

Citigroup Pays $7 Billion to Settle Sub-Prime Mortgage Crimes by Dominic Rushe Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion on Monday to settle a federal investigation into the toxic mortgage products the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.…

Cop killer memorial erected & removed

JERSEY CITY — A day after a 23-year-old police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners erected a makeshift memorial to his killer on a brick wall on Orient Avenue in Jersey City. Officials took down the “cop killer memorial” after disgust…

Lower expectations pave the way for more inequality

NATIONAL — Over the past three years, state legislators across the country have launched an unprecedented series of initiatives aimed at lowering labor standards, weakening unions, and eroding workplace protections for both union and non-union workers. Such legislation emanates not from…