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The casino floor at MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger/The Republican / masslive.com

Two hundred security guards at MGM Springfield are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to unionize. The employees could become affiliated with the Law Enforcement Officers Security. 

Customers lined up outside the Cultivate Holdings building in Leicester, Massachusetts on November 21, 2018.
Melissa Hanson / The Republican/ Masslive.com / photos

Leicester, Massachusetts, officials say the town has been overwhelmed with customers for its new recreational marijuana shop and have called an emergency meeting for Monday night.

Ginetta Candelario Tertulia
Raquel Obregon / NEPR

Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College was Tertulia’s guest on November 25, 2018. She spoke about Dominican-American poet Rhina Espaillat and read some of her poems both in English and Spanish. Rhina Espaillat will be at Smith College on Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 p.m., at the Poetry Center. Nancy Kang and Silvio Torres-Saillant will speak about their book, The Once and Future Muse: The Poetry and Poetics of Rhina P. Espaillat, based on Espaillat’s works at Dewey Common Center, 7:30 p.m., Smith College.

The proposed bike path in North Adams, Massachusetts, would run behind some of the houses on Chenaille Terrace.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The public will have the chance to weigh in on a proposal this week to construct a bike path in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Jimmy Johnson
Chicago Sun Times Media

Today is the great bluesman Jimmy Johnson's 90th birthday. I last saw him just over a year ago in Chicago, where he was the musical highlight of the trip, and at 88, still equally compelling as a singer and guitarist. Johnson's repertoire includes classics by B.B. King and T-Bone Walker, but the primary influences on his tough, minor key-driven blues were his West Side Chicago peers Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, and the recently deceased Otis Rush.

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