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Medical marijuana legalization bill reintroduced in Harrisburg
Legislation that would legalize the use of medical marijuana was reintroduced in Harrisburg Tuesday. The proposed medical cannibas legislation was put forth by state Senators Daylin Leach, (D-Montgomery/Delaware), and Mike Folmer, (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York). It's nearly identical to their bill that passed through the state Senate in late September by a vote of 43-7. The measure stalled in the state House, where it is expected to face opposition again. Pennsylvania's new governor, Tom Wolf, has expressed…

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:40:03 +0000

Patriots Place general manager eyes Foxborough expansion
Most of Boston is snowed in right now, but that's not stopping Patriot Place — the open-air shopping complex surrounding Gillette Stadium in Foxborough — from preparing for its biggest Sunday of the year. You can read about how the Patriot Place General Manager Brian Earley is gearing up for the big game in this Friday's print edition of the Boston Business Journal. But until then, consider what else Earley has on his mind beyond football's biggest game of the year: an expansion of the 1.3 million-square-foot…

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:39:35 +0000

CFP ‘pretty close’ on hospitality package estimates
Hospitality packages for the College Football Playoff's inaugural championship game didn't quite sell out, but sales were brisk enough that the CFP is already booking business for the 2016 game. The Irving-based CFP took a somewhat unique approach to selling hospitality packages for its first game at AT&T Stadium earlier this month, hiring four companies to be official sales agencies. The Colonnade Group works strictly in the college space, while the other three — Dallas Fan Fares, QuintEvents…

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:38:30 +0000

TCF Bank rolls out Apple Pay for iPhones and iPads
TCF Bank customers can now use their iPhones as debit and credit cards through Apple Pay, the bank said Tuesday. Apple Pay uses near-field communication technology in smartphones and mobile devices to let customers to pay in stores by waving their device near a cash register. TCF customers can get learn more here and get started here. "Consumers want fast, convenient and secure ways to pay for purchases," TCF Bank Managing Director of Branch Banking said in a news release. "With Apple Pay, TCF…

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:38:23 +0000

Orioles freeze ticket prices for 2015 season
The Baltimore Orioles will not increase ticket prices for the 2015 season. The team on Tuesday confirmed prices will stay frozen on season plans and single-game tickets. Invoices will be sent online Feb. 2. Orioles tickets last year cost an average of $24.97, about $3 less than the MLB average of $27.93, according to Team Marketing Report. The Orioles' decision is another bit of good news for Baltimore sports fans. It comes less than a week after the Ravens said they freeze ticket prices for the…

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:38:21 +0000

How Kentucky farms compare with those nationally and other fun farming facts
Kentucky is full of small farms. That is, in comparison to the national average. Nationally, the average farm is 434 acres, compared with only 163 acres in Kentucky. Because the state's agriculture economy is mostly composed of small-time farms, it a good candidate for a food port, said Stephen Reily, founder of Seed Capital Kentucky, a nonprofit organization started in 2011 to promote the regional food economy. "Kentucky is very dependent on small and family farms," he said. The 24-acre West…

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:37:27 +0000

Alabama Media Group lays off 10 statewide
Alabama Media Group announced layoffs on Monday, with 10 positions cut statewide, including four in Birmingham. The company is responsible for the production of The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register. The Terminal reported five positions cut in Mobile, along with four in Birmingham. In a letter to the staff provided to the BBJ, Michelle Holmes, the company's vice president for content, said the decision was made in transitioning to a sustainable future for the company.…

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:36:58 +0000

Real Estate Roundup: Historic bank building sells, office space snatched up
Here's a look at some of the latest retail transactions in the Portland metro region submitted to Real Estate Roundup, the Business Journal's database of commercial real estate transactions. You can view more deals in the database or submit transactions for inclusion in the section. Seven Hills Properties LLC purchased the former First National Bank building at 401 S.W. Fifth Ave. from Bank of the West. The 44,336-square-foot building had been listed at $3.2 million. Jeff Olson of Commercial Realty…

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:36:08 +0000

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