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Amazon Is Expanding In Boston, Even Without HQ2

Nov 13, 2018

Boston may have lost out on Amazon’s second headquarters, but the company already has a large — and growing — local presence.

Amazon has opened three Greater Boston offices in recent years and plans to open another. It’s also acquired a couple of notable startups in the area.

In short, Boston remains part of Amazon’s expansion plans, even without HQ2.

Amazon Doesn't Deliver Its HQ2 To Boston

Nov 13, 2018

Boston and Somerville were contenders, even finalists, in the Amazon selection process to locate its second headquarters. But in the end — to the relief of some here and the sadness of others — the giant online retailer decided to split the site in two and set up new its headquarters in Northern Virginia and Queens, New York.

A new report suggests New Hampshire's Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant will be essential to curbing the effects of climate change in the coming years.

Seabrook and Millstone Station in Connecticut will be the only two nuclear plants left in New England after next year.

They're also some of the most profitable nuclear plants in the country, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Commuters on the Hartford Rail Line between Springfield, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., will be able to catch a train earlier starting Monday morning.

Brattleboro Community TV Content Manager Jeff Mastroianni sits in the studio while airing a Select Board meeting live on one of the station's two public access channels.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / Vermont Public Radio

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to adopt a new rule that could reduce local programs on cable television. 

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