A vote by Northampton’s City Council to fund the new firefighters contract puts an end to a painful chapter in the city’s history. The firefighters have been working without a contract and have been in contentious negotiations with the city for years. This week Mayor David Narkewicz announced a deal with the union that included a retroactive agreement including back pay, as well as a new three year pact. Thursday night the council put the matter to bed with a unanimous vote to fund the contract.
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A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.
The U.S. and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters.
The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.