1. Gov. Charlie Baker looks to spur investments in Springfield, other 'Opportunity Zone'...

    Gov. Charlie Baker looks to spur investments in Springfield, other 'Opportunity Zone'...

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has recommended that Springfield and several other communities across the state be deemed "opportunity zones" -- a designation created under the GOP tax law to open municipalities to private, tax-free investments.  Baker, in paperwork submitted to the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday, suggested that a total of 138 communities -- the maximum amount allowed for Massachusetts -- be considered for the "Opportunity Zone" program, according to officials.

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