BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says the slow rollout of recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts casts doubt on projected state revenue from cannabis taxes. The fiscal research group notes that the state budget approved by the Legislature on Wednesday assumes $63 million in revenue from the 17 percent state tax on marijuana sales. That estimate, however, was made earlier this year when it was expected that pot shops would open July 1. None has so far.
ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts town has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the only enemy attack on American soil during World War I. A German U-156 submarine shelled a tugboat near Orleans on July 21, 1918, the first attack on the U.S. in 100 years. The commemoration took place Saturday evening on Nauset Beach, with a guitarist leading a crowd in singing "Over There," a wartime song written by George M. Cohan in 1917.
BOSTON (AP) - A double shooting in a Boston neighborhood has left one person dead. Police say the shooting happened shortly after 4:20 a.m. Sunday in the neighborhood of Mattapan. Two people were found with gunshot wounds, one in his late 20s, and another in his 40s. The victims were transported to area hospitals, where one man later died. There is no further information on which of the two men was killed. The surviving victim has injuries that are not life-threatening. No suspects are in custody.
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts tribe that could be the first in decades to lose its federally-designated reservation lands is making its case before Congress. The House Committee on Natural Resources hears testimony Tuesday on legislation that would enshrine the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's 321-acre reservation into law.
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