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Question 1 would limit the number of patients assigned to hospital nurses at one time. The Massachusetts Nurses Association, a labor union, backs the ballot measure.

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Watchdog says nurse ballot question could cost $900m a year

The report found that hospitals would need to hire 2,286 to 3,101 additional full-time nurses to comply with the rules set by Question 1, which voters will decide on in November.

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President Trump and other Republicans are markedly increasing their criticisms of Christine Blasey Ford.

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The job action involves more than 1,500 employees, from housekeepers to bartenders to bellmen, at seven Boston locations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/13/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/IMG_2809A.jpg This college dropout wants to help you browse the Web in disguise

A young digital entrepreneur from Weston wants to thwart digital snoops by making them believe they are watching someone else.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Rinaldi07charltonpot01.jpg He decided to sell his farm to a marijuana company. His neighbors are determined to stop him

If it wins local approval, Valley Green Grow has promised Charlton a windfall of up to $7 million annually, plus $500,000 up front. The farm’s neighbors aren’t buying it.