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• The Boston Globe reports that AmazonFresh has officially launched in Beantown, costing $200 a year on top of a required $99 Amazon Prime membership fee.

According to the story, "Amazon said Cambridge butcher Savenor’s Market, Hardwick livestock farm Chestnut Farm, Boston fish supplier Red’s Best, and merchants at Dorchester’s nonprofit incubator, CommonWealth Kitchen, will all be providing products for the service’s Local Market, which is delivered as part of customers’ AmazonFresh orders."

The story goes on: "Fruit, vegetables, meat, pet food — even highly perishable seafood — qualify for same- and next-day delivery. Amazon said all grocery orders made by 10 a.m. through AmazonFresh can be delivered by dinner time; orders made by 10 p.m. can be delivered by breakfast."

And, notably, "an Amazon spokeswoman said the service is available in most Boston neighborhoods, including: Allston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, City Point, Dorchester, Forest Hills, Jamaica Plain, Orient Heights, and South Boston. The service will also be available in all three of Roxbury’s zip codes. Amazon came under intense criticism earlier this year for originally excluding the predominantly black neighborhood from its other same-day delivery services."

• The Wall Street Journal reports that "the Federal Aviation Administration said it would fine Inc. $130,000 for allegedly mishandling shipments of dangerous chemicals, marking three fines in less than two weeks the agency has penalized the retailer for violating rules related to shipping hazardous materials by air."

The story makes the point that "the fines come at a time when Amazon is becoming more closely involved in the logistics of shipping its products, and the FAA is stepping up enforcement of air cargo safety violations."

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