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SUPERMARKET FEUD

Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) - The restored chief of the Market Basket supermarket chain told workers at company headquarters in Massachusetts that he loved them and appreciated their efforts in helping him regain control of the company.

In a speech Thursday morning that sometimes resembled a political victory speech, and often took on the tones of a rock concert, Arthur T. Demoulas told several hundred cheering workers in Tewksbury that "It's great to be back together again."

Demoulas on Wednesday announced that an agreement has been reached for him to buy for $1.5 billion the 50.5 percent of the company owned by his rival cousin Arthur S. Demoulas and his allies.

Demoulas said he is "in awe of what you have all accomplished."

He said his employees' actions have given him "renewed vigor and sense of purpose."

SUPERMARKET FEUD-ARTHUR T

Arthur T thanks Market Basket employees

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) - The restored chief of the Market Basket supermarket chain told workers at company headquarters that he loved them and appreciated their efforts in helping him regain control of the company.

In a speech Thursday morning that sometimes resembled a political victory speech, and often took on the tones of a rock concert, Arthur T. Demoulas told several hundred cheering workers in Tewksbury that "It's great to be back together again."

Demoulas on Wednesday announced that an agreement has been reached for him to buy for $1.5 billion the 50.5 percent of the company owned by his rival cousin Arthur S. Demoulas and his allies.

Arthur T said he is "in awe of what you have all accomplished."

He said his employees' actions have given him "renewed vigor and sense of purpose."

IN-FLIGHT DISTURBANCE

Flight diverted to Boston due to unruly passenger

BOSTON (AP) - Police in Massachusetts say a man from France has been arrested after causing a disturbance on a Miami-to-Paris flight.

A spokesman for the state police says American Airlines Flight 62 was diverted to Boston's Logan International Airport on Wednesday night after a passenger became unruly.

The passenger was subdued by a federal air marshal while the plane was in the air and arrested by state police once the plane landed at about 10 p.m.

Police say 50-year-old Edmund Alexandre, of Paris, was charged with interfering with a flight crew.

He was brought to Massachusetts General Hospital for observation and treatment of a pre-existing medical condition.

Whenever doctors deem him able, he will be arraigned in East Boston District Court.

It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-MASSACHUSETTS-UNBECOMING

Candidate sorry about word 'unbecoming' in debate

BOSTON (AP) - Democratic candidate for attorney general Warren Tolman is apologizing for using the word "unbecoming" during a debate with his primary election opponent, Maura Healey.

Tolman's remark came near the end of Tuesday's debate at The Boston Globe as Healey pressed Tolman, a former state senator, to provide more details of his work since he left Beacon Hill, including whether he had been a federal lobbyist.

Tolman said the line of questioning was "unbecoming." Healey supporters later called the remark sexist and her campaign seized on it in a fundraising appeal to supporters.

Some Tolman supporters shot back, accusing Healey's campaign of resorting to gender politics.

The word "unbecoming" is variously defined as "unattractive, "unsuitable," or "not pleasing."

The winner of the Sept. 9 primary will face Republican John Miller in November.

BLACK MONEY SCHEME

Fall River man pleads guilty to black money scheme

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to defrauding another man out of $100,000 in a so-called "black money" scheme.

Saah Johnson, of Fall River, entered his plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence.

The Sun Chronicle reports that the 33-year-old Johnson faces up to 10 years prison at sentencing Nov. 25.

Prosecutors say Johnson and another person persuaded the victim to give them $100,000 in cash to process large quantities of "black money" in return for a share of the proceeds.

The perpetrators of "black money" schemes defraud individuals by persuading them they need money to remove black dye from large quantities of bills. The "money" is usually just black construction paper with the exception of some genuine currency to fool the victims.

HOLYOKE SHOOTINGS

Police release ID of Holyoke shooting victim

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - Police have released the name of a man fatally shot in Holyoke earlier this week.

Police on Thursday identified the man found shot in a crashed van on Hamilton Street early Tuesday morning as 31-year-old Hector Marrero of Springfield.

Marrero was found dead just minutes after officers responding to a South Bridge Street cafe a couple of blocks away found a 25-year-old Chicopee man who had been shot several times. He was taken to the hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries. That man's name has not been made public.

Investigators think the shootings are connected.

Marrero's death is the city's third homicide of the year.

No arrests have been announced and police are seeking the public's help.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-LAWSUIT

Ex-congressman sues Massachusetts over pot denial

BOSTON (AP) - A former Massachusetts congressman whose bid to open three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators has filed a lawsuit.

Former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is asking a court to force the state Public Health Department to give him licenses to run dispensaries in Dennis, Masphee and Taunton.

In a lawsuit filed this week in Suffolk Superior Court, Delahunt's company, Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, said regulators broke their own rules and reacted unreasonably to negative publicity when they reversed themselves and rejected the company's bid to run dispensaries after initially granting approval.

The Boston Globe reports that Delahunt's company says the reversal was arbitrary and capricious because it was based on publicity considerations rather than the merits of the company's applications.

A health department spokeswoman defended the selection process.

TURNPIKE CARJACKING

Man sentenced for Massachusetts carjacking

(Information in the following story is from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com )

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Virginia man authorities say went on a multistate crime spree, partying with college students along the way, and bragging about his exploits on social media, has been sentenced to up to six years in prison in Massachusetts.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Michael Tarpeh was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a February 2013 carjacking at a service plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Lee.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Tarpeh, of Stafford, Virginia, threatened the victim, punched him, and stole his car keys and $150 in cash.

Police caught Tarpeh in Iowa the following month. He is currently serving time in West Virginia. He was also accused of committing crimes in Connecticut and New York.

Tarpeh tweeted about his adventures under the handle "BiggggggMike."

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