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Replacement crews worked on a natural gas line on Wyman Street in Woburn.

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House pushes National Grid to cover locked-out workers’ benefits

The new legislation would create a separate fund for “involuntarily” locked-out workers to tap once they exhaust their regular unemployment benefits.

// Brian Joyce died from medication overdose, examiner says

Former state senator Brian Joyce, who was found dead in his home in late September, died from an overdose of medication typically used to treat insomnia, the state’s chief medical examiner’s office said.

Flynn’s cooperation with special counsel ‘substantial’ and ‘valuable’

Michael Flynn.

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Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller described Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as a key cooperator who helped the Justice Department with several investigations.

// Boston City Council questions Walsh administration over marijuana licensing

City councilors expressed frustration with Boston’s opaque process for choosing marijuana operators.