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Customer Giovanni Net, at right, looks at the menu options at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Over the first five days they were open, retail marijuana shops in Northampton and the central Massachusetts community of Leicester did more than $2 million in combined business the first five days they were open. 

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. 

Marijuana.
File photo / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

There's now unprecedented legal access to marijuana in Massachusetts. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's OK with employers.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette building in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Dan Little / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

The Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts, announced it has a new publisher. The move comes after employees decided to unionize.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette is based in Northampton, Mass.
File photo / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Looking back at the news this week, employees of the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate announced they're looking to unionize. The effort was sparked, in part, by perceived gender pay inequities that came to light last year. 

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