What Happened This Week: Dec. 31-Jan. 4

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — This week’s top stories and updates:

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Gov. Charlie Baker Began Second Term Thursday

Charlie Baker has entered his second term as Governor of Massachusetts. He was named the most popular governor in America, and when he ran for re-election, it was a November landslide. On Beacon Hill, he became the first Republican governor since Bill Weld to be sworn in for a second consecutive term.

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City Orders ‘Pho Keene Great’ Sign To Come Down

A New Hampshire restaurant scheduled to open in March is raising some eyebrows and has prompted city officials there for a name change.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spotted Dancing On Boston Rooftops

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sworn in as a newly-elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday morning, but the 28-year-old Boston University graduate instead made headlines for her role in a 2010 YouTube spoof video.

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National Grid, Unions Have Tentative Agreement After Lockout

National Grid and union representatives reached a tentative agreement to end a bitter contract dispute that has left about 1,200 natural gas employees locked out for months in Massachusetts, according to both sides.

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Columbia Gas Sends High First Bill Since Explosions To North Andover Man

North Andover resident Paul Craney received a $820.92 gas bill from Columbia Gas. This is the first bill he has received since September’s gas explosions in Merrimack Valley.

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