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Local Headlines: October 22, 2019

Local Headlines: October 22, 2019

Judge Upholds State Vaping Ban in Lawsuit Brought By Vape Shop Owners.
A Superior Court judge sympathized with the plaintiffs, saying that it will cause tremendous financial impact, but ultimately upheld the ban. Judge Douglas Wilkins set deadlines for the state to hold a public hearing and to issue an emergency regulation for nicotine vaping products. [Patch]


Chick-fil-A Is Coming to Boston.
The Boloco that is now closed on Boylston Street is going to become a Chick-fil-A. The fried chicken chain already has several restaurants around the Boston area, but this is the first location within city limits. Nearby locations include Brockton, Burlington, Dedham, Framingham, Peabody, and Woburn. [NBC Boston]


Elizabeth Warren to Make a Plan for Medicare for All.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, the current frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has announced that she is working on a plan for how to pay for Medicare for All without raising taxes on the middle class. [CBS Boston]


The Official Weather Forecast for Winter 2020.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its prediction for the 2020 winter season, and it looks like there's a high probability that this winter will be warmer than normal for Massachusetts. [Patch]


Reasons for the Uptick in Small College Closures.

This past year, we saw the closure of Mount Ida College and 10 other independent, not-for-profit colleges in Massachusetts. WBUR takes a look at the economic challenges facing small schools. [WBUR]


Construction Has Begun on a $10 Million Renovation of the Roslindale Branch Library.
Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Public Library officials came together with the community on Saturday to mark the start of renovations to the Roslindale BPL branch library. [Boston.gov]


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