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Mass. Anti-Casino Group: Enough Signatures Collected For Repeal Referendum

Casino opponents say they have more than double the required signatures to hold a referendum to repeal the state’s 2011 casino law placed on the November ballot.

06/17/2014

Haverhill parents rallied to urge voters to support building a new middle school. (WBZ-TV)

Haverhill Parents Rally Urging Voters To OK Funds For New Middle School

Parents are hoping voters will approve a referendum Tuesday that extends a tax enacted years ago to build four elementary schools.

06/07/2014

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Portland, Maine Votes To Legalize Recreational Marijuana; Police Plan To Ignore Ordinance

A new law legalizing marijuana for recreational use went into effect Friday in Maine’s largest city, providing a symbolic victory that marijuana advocates intend to use as a springboard to a statewide law.

12/06/2013

Casino opponents (L) and casino proponents (R) hold signs outside the polls in Taunton on Saturday. (Photos by Kim Tunnicliffe)

Taunton Voters Expected To Show Support For Resort-Style Casino

If approved, Saturday’s referendum in Taunton — while nonbinding — would mark the first time local residents have expressed support for a casino project at the ballot box since Gov. Deval Patrick signed the state’s new gambling law last year.

06/09/2012