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[Massachusetts] KEANE: The vice squad / Town of Westminster tries to squelch the right to make bad decisions

But there is a clear line between those measures and dictating how people live their lives. Westminster’s paternalism may be well-meaning, but it crosses that line. Its proposal deserves to be trashed.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Nov 13, 2014 02:46

[Massachusetts] Raucous hearing on tobacco sales in Westminster halted

An unruly public hearing on a proposal to prohibit the sale of tobacco products came to a sudden and rowdy halt Wednesday evening after shouting and clapping opponents of the ban repeatedly refused the chairwoman’s request to come to order.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Nov 13, 2014 02:40

[Massachusetts] Unruly Crowd Shuts Down Westminster Tobacco Ban Meeting

They may take our lives, but they’ll never take . . . our cigarettes? Westminster may become the first municipality in the country to ban all tobacco sales, but some businesses and town members are not ready to give up their Marlboros, Camels and Parlia
Boston (MA) Globe
added Nov 13, 2014 02:38

White House Nominates Lazard Banker to Treasury Post

In Mr. Weiss, the Obama administration will be promoting a top mergers specialist on Wall Street who has worked on numerous significant transactions. Among them are Reynolds American‘s $27.4 billion purchase of fellow cigarette maker Lorillard
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2014 21:04

[Massachusetts] Live: Westminster Board of Health hearing on tobacco-sales ban

Follow our live social-media coverage - words, photos and video - here.
Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel & Enterprise
added Nov 12, 2014 20:52

[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Westminster Tobacco Ban Meeting Cut Short After Crowd Becomes Unruly

cut short after the standing room only crowd began to chant in protest of the ban... Loncich reports that the crowd got rowdy just minutes into the meeting...the Board of Health members got a police escort out of room. Loncich reports the crowd began to s
added Nov 12, 2014 20:44

[Philippines] Solon seeks congressional probe on cigarette smuggling in PHL

A lawmaker has asked Congress to investigate the illicit trade of cigarettes in the country, which cost the government close to P16 billion in uncollected taxes last year. In an effort to plug revenue loss, AAMBIS-Owa party-list Rep. Sharon Garin has f
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Nov 12, 2014 18:23

Op-Ed: What Will the GOP's Senate Takeover Mean for Judicial Nominations? Two takes on what the GOP ascendancy means for President Obama’s nominations.

NAN ARON: Historically, lame-duck presidents have managed to place judges on the bench. / EDWARD WHELAN: Democrats obstructed Bush's choices — and what's sauce for the goose ...
National Law Journal
added Nov 12, 2014 12:25

[Louisiana] New Orleans to kick off Smoke-Free Week 2.0 at City Hall

Looking to draw attention to the effects of secondhand smoke in workplaces, New Orleans officials are kicking off "Smoke-Free Week 2.0" today on the steps of City Hall. City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who is spearheading an effort to restrict smoking
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Nov 12, 2014 12:08

[Massachusetts] Editorial: Tobacco ban defies logic

The Board of Health in its draft proposal cites a 1949 Supreme Judicial Court case that said the right to engage in business “must yield to the paramount right of government to protect the public health by any rational means.” Tobacco prohibition ration
Boston (MA) Herald
added Nov 12, 2014 12:03
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