Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Stephanie Ebbert Globe Staff December 27, 2018 A man whose unsuccessful 2016 campaign to edge into the casino market violated state campaign law by disguising the identities of its financial backers has shifted his focus to another new-to-Massachusetts industry — marijuana sales. Eugene McCain, whose plan to transform a dilapidated Revere trailer park beside Suffolk Downs into a slots casino was rejected by voters, is now president and lead shareholder of Canna Provisions Inc. His company has secured local special permits to build retail marijuana stores in Holyoke and Lee and is seeking state licenses from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.McCain’s applications could test the integrity of the state’s new marijuana regulatory system and demonstrate just how rigorous officials intend to be in scrutinizing applicants. The commission … [Read more...] about Eugene McCain wanted to open a slots parlor in Revere. Now it’s pot shops in Western Massachusetts
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Stephen Barclay has been appointed as the new Brexit secretary, it has been confirmed. The former health minister is set to replace Dominic Raab, who resigned his position as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on Thursday over Theresa May's draft Brexit deal. Mrs May herself will personally oversee the last 10 days of negotiations with the EU on the future relationship, while Mr Barclay will focus on the "domestic readiness for Brexit and getting Mrs May's draft withdrawal agreement through parliament." The announcement that the little-known Mr Barclay was promoted to handle Brexit going forward came just hours after Michael Gove offered the Prime Minister a lifeline by staying on in his Cabinet role. So here's everything you need to know about the new Brexit secretary. Who is Stephen Barclay? Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Stephen Barclay, 46, is a firm Brexit-supporter who had been a junior minister in the health department. He has also served as City … [Read more...] about Who is the new Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay?