Monday, November 26, 2012
The Internet giant has been exempt from collecting sales taxes in Massachusetts but some say that changed when it bought a North Reading company this year.
The Patrick administration is arguing that after Amazon, the huge online retailer, bought a Massachusetts company this year it is no longer exempt from collecting the state's 6.25 percent sales tax as soon as the 2013 holiday season. Under federal law, online retailers are not required to collect state sales taxes if they do not have a physical presence in the state, such as an office building or a store, the Boston Globe reported. But Amazon bought North Reading company Kiva Systems this year, and is recruiting engineers for a Cambridge office, according to a Boston Globe report. This, Patrick says, means it needs to start collecting the state sales tax in Massachusetts. Amazon has faced similar pressure from other states and collects …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Ask the governor your questions during a special session on Patch.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick will take your questions live on Patch this Thursday. The governor will spend 45 minutes fielding your questions as they come. Head on over to Needham Patch from 1:30-2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 to join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, leave your questions as comments to this article, and we'll do our best to add them to the queue. We will publish the live chat transcript immediately and a recap first thing on Friday morning. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Massachusetts governor had delegates on their feet Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, but did his speech resonate with you? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick came out firing Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, attacking his predecessor Mitt Romney's record in the Bay State. "Mitt Romney talkes a lot about all the things he's fixed," he said. "I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn't one of them. He's a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it." By the end of his speech, which touched on President Barack Obama's first-term accomplishments, the economy, role of government and the American Dream, Patrick had the packed crowd of delegates on their feet and in a frenzy, but we want to know: How did Patrick's speech play here in Massachusetts? Were you a fan of the governor…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The local medical device company will be working with the overseas firm to develop new technology to help treat heart conditions.
A Needham-based company is one of three Massachusetts businesses that will be partnering with businesses in Israel through the new Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership grant program, Governor Deval Patrick announced Tuesday, June 19. According to a press release issued by the governor's office, Automated Medical Instruments in Needham will work with STI Lasers in Israel to develop new technology as part of treatment for certain heart conditions. "Together they will develop new technology involving radio frequency energy to perform circumferential ablation of the pulmonary veins," according to the press release. "AMI will receive $116,000 from the [Massachusetts Life Sciences] Center and STI Lasers will receive $110,000 from OCS […