Massachusetts town moves to restrict Black Friday shopping

10/20/2010 | Boston Herald

Lawmakers in Dartmouth, Mass., have approved new rules restricting retailers that want to open early on Black Friday. Beginning next year, stores that want to open between midnight and 4 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving will have to apply for a waiver and submit a detailed safety plan under the new bylaw, which is designed to protect shoppers and store employees from stampedes.

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