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Most Dangerous Intersections in Boston

Published in Local News, Personal Injury on November 16, 2018

Massachusetts, especially the Boston area, has a long-standing reputation of being difficult for drivers. Traffic is very congested in most of the Boston metropolitan area, and several intersections are notorious for being some of the most dangerous areas for drivers. All drivers in the Boston area, both residents and visitors, should know the most dangerous…

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Core Changes to Massachusetts Marijuana Regulations

Published in Local News on June 27, 2018

Marijuana legalization is a significant point of controversy in politics today. Increasingly, states are beginning to make marijuana possession and use legally under certain situations. Like other places around the country, Massachusetts is fleshing out its regulations for legal marijuana sales; lawmakers recently made significant changes to marijuana regulations. No Recreational or Social Use of…

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Suffolk County Superior Court Information

Published in Local News on March 30, 2018

The Suffolk County Superior Court, located at 3 Pemberton Square in Boston, serves Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. These areas are home to more than 7.5 million residents, many of whom are likely to visit the courthouse for one reason or another at some point. Also known as the John Adams Courthouse, the Suffolk County…

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Developments in Our Current Opioid Litigation

Published in Local News, Safety on February 27, 2018

The opioid epidemic has hit the country in a way we’ve never seen, and Massachusetts is one state among many struggling to protect its residents from this crisis. The legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law understands how devastating it is to lose someone in such a traumatic way and have joined with other legal teams…

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The Legality of Fantasy Sports in Massachusetts

Published in Local News on February 26, 2018

Fantasy sports is a fun way to spend New England winters, but there’s a new proposed bill going through the Massachusetts legislature that could change how players engage with their favorite fantasy sports. Gaming would be permanently legal, but players would see a serious tax hike. Here’s what you need to know about these changes…

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Minimum Wages in Massachusetts 2018

Published in Local News on January 31, 2018

The Massachusetts legislature is debating the laws concerning minimum wage in the state, and people are pushing the government to consider increasing the minimum wage in the upcoming years. Minimum wage has been a consistent point of controversy within the government and among the state’s citizens. Minimum wage laws specifically affecting teenage workers are at…

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Changes to Alcohol Laws in Massachusetts

Published in Local News on January 29, 2018

The state of Massachusetts has a proud history of culture. Cities, including Boston, are well-known for sports and entertainment, and the nightlife and bar scene are part of the region’s historic charm. However, many Massachusetts laws regarding alcohol have recently become subject to legislative change. Changes to the Current Law A state government task force…

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10 Weird Laws in Massachusetts

Published in Local News on November 28, 2017

When a state legislature passes laws, they often stay on the books long past the time they are relevant. This results in some very odd laws that are technically still enforceable. While we may not understand them, at one point these laws made sense. Massachusetts has its fair share of such laws. Here are some…

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