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Today on Beacon Hill

10:00am Commonwealth Commentary with Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, Senate Reading Room

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

2:00pm Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use, & Recovery, Public Hearing

5:30pm Fundraiser for State Sen. Candidate Julian Cyr

5:30pm Pasta Dinner for State Rep. Candidate Natalie Higgins with Congressman Jim McGovern

6:00pm Backyard Politics with Congressman Seth Moulton

6:00pm National Day of German Unity, Great Hall & Grand Staircase

Must-Reads

AFL-CIO: Prosecuting Teamsters in 'Top Chef' case would harm unions » Boston Herald The Massachusetts AFL-CIO wants its lawyers to be able to argue in court for dismissal of the federal case against four Teamsters, saying the prosecution that stems from the picketing of a “Top …

As transgender law goes into effect, opponents plot repeal » Politico As a law protecting transgender people in Massachusetts from discrimination in public spaces such as bathrooms, churches, and locker rooms went into effect on Saturday, opponents say they are on track…

GUV PUTS A CORK IN WINE BOTTLE BILL » State House News Service Concerned that it might extend re-corking privileges in an uncertain manner, Gov. Charlie Baker recommended a technical change Friday to a bill that would let people have a last glass at home. …

Ailing Obama Health Care Act May Have to Change in Order to Survive » The New York Times The fierce struggle to enact and carry out the Affordable Health Care Act as supposed to out an end to 75 years of fighting for a health care system to insure all Americans. Instead, the law's trouble…

Why Trump Will Do Better in Ohio Than He Does Nationally » Sabato's Crystal Ball For the first time since Ohio rejected Kennedy in favor of Richard M. Nixon in 1960, it seems quite possible that the Buckeye State will find itself on the losing side of a presidential election this …

Clinton promises 'end to end' criminal justice reform in pitch to black voters » Politico CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a humble church with a familiar name, Little Rock A.M.E. Zion, Hillary Clinton on Sunday made a passionate case for police reform and a direct appeal to the city's black vo…

Trump has a challenge with white women: 'You just want to smack him' » The Washington Post NASHUA, N.H. — With just five weeks of campaigning left, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are scrambling to win over female voters in America's suburbs as well-educated white women have emerged…

No, Obama hasn't forgotten about Martha Coakley's loss to Scott Brown » Boston Globe More than six years later, President Obama still recalls the Fenway Park reference. …

“Evidence has shown that the legalization of marijuana is not safe, particularly for children, and poses serious implications for our health and public safety resources across the Commonwealth,”

Governor Charlie Baker

Speaking on the ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana

News By Category
Business

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals lays off 22% of workforce; CEO steps down » Boston Business Journal Merrimack Pharmaceuticals announced this morning it has laid off 22 percent of its more than 400 employees and it's CEO has resigned in a major corporate restructuring of the Cambridge-based company.…

Mansfield pet lover joins movement to end puppy mills in Massachusetts » The Sun Chronicle When Mansfield resident and pet lover Carolyn Matthews heard about the practices used by some commercial farms in breeding puppies sold in pet stores, she felt moved to take action.…

Union Square developers pitch urban marketplace » Boston Globe Tucked away from a busy section of rapidly changing Union Square in Somerville sits a parking lot and drab cement block building lately used mostly for storage.…

?Boston Globe move downtown delayed by several months » Boston Business Journal Boston Globe CEO Mike Sheehan says he's not planning for the company's news and business operations at Morrissey Boulevard to move to its new home downtown until the middle of next year — month…

Morgan Stanley charged with running unethical sales contests: regulator » Reuters

Civil Rights

Massachusetts transgender law now in effect » WWLP 22 A new anti-discrimination law in Massachusetts went into effect this weekend.…

New Massachusetts transgender rights law goes into effect » Boston Herald Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.…

Crimes

Hackers now have wider choice of weapons » Boston Globe Over the past two weeks, hackers launched two of the biggest digital attacks in Internet history, targeting a French Internet provider and one of the foremost computer-security journalists in the Unit…

Education

Educators accused of sexual misconduct often find new posts » Boston Globe Vermont Academy fired an assistant dean in 2007 for allegedly propositioning a 16-year-old female student in lewd text messages.…

Dr. Paula Johnson Inaugurated As Wellesley College's First African-American President » WBUR For the first time in school history, Wellesley College has an African-American president. Paula Johnson took the reins at the school on Friday.…

Berkshire Hills School District officials continue to explore shared services options » Berkshire Eagle A full month into the school year, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District officials are still assessing the success of a shared superintendency arrangement with the Shaker Mountain School Union.…

Environment

College Town: Fighting oil spills focus of WPI project » Worcester Telegram On April 20, 2010, one of the world's worst ecological disasters began when the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 people and spewing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.…

Massachusetts court to hear suit against Deepwater Horizon spill activists » Tribune News Services When Karen Savage and Cherri Foytlin wrote an article about the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill of 2010, they thought it might get a few moments of attention and then fade away.…

Health Care

For Doctors Trained Abroad, Challenges To Practicing Medicine Often Insurmountable » WBUR Since she was 2 years old, Elisa Tristan-Cheever dreamed of being a doctor. And by the time she was 30, she had a busy practice as a pediatric surgeon in Brazil. But in the early 2000s, a financial c…

This proposal is causing outcry among Massachusetts nurses — 5 things to know about their upcoming testimonies » Becker's Hospital Review On Oct. 4, Massachusetts nurses will testify during a public hearing, regarding Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to allow unlicensed people to administer medication in all healthcare settings.…

Labor

Boston firms aren't planning for big pay boosts in 2017 » Boston Globe With the lowest unemployment rate in 15 years and a thriving economy considered among the best in the nation, Boston-area workers may be expecting bigger bonuses and much fatter paychecks next year.…

Union representing janitors averts strike » Boston Globe A janitors strike that would have hit several thousand office buildings in the Boston area was averted late Friday when their union reached a settlement with the region's cleaning companies.…

AFL-CIO visits 'Top Chef' intimidation case, says prosecution of Teamsters will endanger future lawful pickets » The Republican The Massachusetts AFL-CIO is trying to legally assist four Teamsters accused of bullying a shoot of the Bravo show "Top Chef" for not hiring union labor. The shoot in question occurred at several Bos…

Strike averted, contract accord would give janitors 12 percent pay increase » State House News Service The union that represents the janitors who keep clean the State House and some of Boston's busiest office buildings reached an agreement late Friday with the Maintenance Contractors Association New En…

After janitors' complaints, MBTA seeks info from vendors » State House News Service

Legislative

Arciero, Nangle top local collectors of travel payouts » Lowell Sun Several state legislators northwest of Boston have accepted per-diem payments this year, a regular perk for those working in the Statehouse but one that can be controversial.…

Vincent Plans More Legislation » Revere Journal When the state turned down a request by residents to stop more ash being placed in the landfill at Wheelabrator on Route 107 in Saugus, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent told herself and anyone around her th…

Postpartum depression commission may be renamed for Rep. Ellen Story » WWLP 22

Local Government

Springfield City Council to debate charter schools, pet regulations » The Republican

Opinion

Late-night MBTA service deserves another look » Boston Globe IT'S A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION idea whose time may have come. Again.…

Peggi Medeiros: Suffragettes faced men-y obstacles » South Coast Today I'm not sure why but I've been thinking a lot about the vote and more specifically woman getting it. There was nothing easy about it…

HAND: Libertarian ticket is upside down » The Sun Chronicle Former Gov. William Weld increasingly looks out of place sitting next to Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson during interviews.…

Facing up to income inequality » Boston Globe THE CENSUS BUREAU recently announced a heartening 5 percent gain in the median household income between 2014 and 2015, the largest one-year gain on record. …

Disturbed by AG's ban of AR-15 variants » Worcester Telegram I find it very interesting and disturbing that Attorney General Maura Healey recently banned all variants of the AR-15 rifle in Massachusetts for public safety reasons. Yet no one in Massachusetts has…

Marc Folco: Lawsuit filed in response to Maura Healey's 'Enforcement Notice' » South Coast Today According to a report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) four federally-licensed Massachusetts firearms retailers together with the NSSF have filed action in U. S. District Court for …

Fernandes for House » Cape Cod Times Voters would be hard-pressed to guess Dylan Fernandes' age. The Democrat running for the Falmouth and Islands House seat is confident and well-informed about the issues facing the district.…

Editorial: CPA tough to swallow » Boston Herald

Other

Environmental PAC scores lawmakers ahead of November elections » The Berkshire Eagle Twenty-six House lawmakers and seven senators earned top marks on the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund's scorecard for this legislative session, a tally the group hopes to use to spur…

Revenue shortfalls lead to talk of taxes, budget cuts » The Associated Press (AP) Could taxes be on the menu when the Massachusetts Legislature begins a new two-year session in January?…

Eliot's Cambridge/Somerville Early Intervention Program supports Sen. Sal DiDomenico » Wicked Local Somerville Members of Eliot's Cambridge/Somerville Early Intervention Program recently attended an event in which the Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium presented Sen. Sal DiDomenico, D-Everett, with th…

Baker endorses Hopedale's Biagetti » Milford Daily News In her quest to become a state representative, Sandra Slattery Biagetti now has the support of the state's highest-ranking official after Gov. Charlie Baker endorsed her at a campaign event in Milford…

Video: State Sen. Chang-Diaz on Question 2 » Jamaica Plain News One of the most talked-about statewide ballot question in this November's election is Question 2, which asks Massachusetts residents if the cap on charter schools should be lifted. If the measure pass…

State economic development secretary tours Fall River manufacturing plants » Wicked Local Fall River While stitchers, spreaders and cutters performed their usual job duties at two local manufacturing plants, a flock of men in suits came through to talk about jobs and growth during a time when many do…

For Boston residents, wrecking ball has taken on subtler forms » Boston Globe RE “NEIGHBORHOOD associations hold outsize influence” (Editorial, Sept. 25): “Fortunately,” you write, “Boston neighborhoods seldom if ever confront anything close to an …

Pizza Party of one: Raynham man's political party has 184 enrolled » WCVB Josh Freeman looked around the bar at Emma's Pub & Pizza in Bridgewater during lunch hour last month and made a declaration: “This is a typical Pizza Party.”…

Preserving the pink house » The Salem News If Rockport can have its Motif No. 1 from which artists draw inspiration, perhaps Newburyport can develop Motif No. 2 — the Pink House.…

Sheriff Candidate Puts Forward Proposal To Help Addicted Inmates » Cape News The Democratic candidate for Barnstable County Sheriff, Randy P. Azzato, announced Tuesday, September 27, a county-wide plan intended to reverse the growing problem of opiate addiction and reduce the …

AG clears Brockton police officers in 2015 fatal shooting » Boston Herald The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office won't press charges against two Brockton police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man who authorities say was shot after pointing realistic looki…

LETTER: Support Article 28 - plastic shopping bag ban » Wicked Local Plymouth Here is a brief summary of Article 28 that will be voted on at the fall Town Meeting. …

Apples await the pickers, despite the drought » Boston Globe Crickets. That's what apple farmers have been hearing since early September while they wait for their annual hordes of pick-your-own-apple-loving customers.…

LACC President Gould joins CommCorp Board of Directors » Lynn Journal Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Leslie Gould, formerly of Marblehead, was officially sworn in as a Board Member of the Commonwealth Corporation on Friday, September 16th 2016.…

To legalize pot or not? » Wicked Local Swampscott A majority of state-level elected officials who represent Salem, Swampscott and Marblehead oppose the Nov. 8 ballot question asking voters whether or not marijuana should be legalized and regulated in…

State's shaken-baby prevention campaign stalls » Boston Globe When Stacey Nee delivered her second child, nurses talked to her about breastfeeding, safe sleeping practices, and postpartum depression, but she took note of what they did not mention: the potentiall…

Rep. Miceli pushes for First Responders Day » Wicked Local Wilmington The push to establish First Responders Day as a national holiday to honor the fallen, currently serving and retired first responders is once again gaining momentum.…

Weld 'not sure anybody is more qualified than Hillary Clinton' to be president » CNN Libertarian vice presidential hopeful Bill Weld said Friday that he's "not sure anybody is more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States," the latest misstep in what's been …

Middleboro selectmen feel left out on South Coast Rail plans » The Enterprise As the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's call for public comments on the proposed $3.42 billion South Coast Ral extension through Middleboro to Fall River ended Friday, selectmen were feeli…

Keller @ Large: Mass. AG Maura Healey Talks Gun Regulations » CBS Boston It's part of her job, but the state's top law officer is being sued on several fronts over new gun regulations she imposed this summer.…

Donald Trump is living in a glass house » Boston Globe Are we really going there? Is Donald Trump so base that he'd try to hang the infidelities of Hillary Clinton's husband on her? Could Trump possibly be that stupid?…

What could be bad about unlimited vacation time? » Boston Globe Unlimited vacation days. What could possibly be the downside?…

Retirement inequality hitting many hard » Boston Globe Almost everyone will retire, but it's mostly the rich who are planning for that day. The middle class, the poor, minority groups — many of them don't even have retirement accounts, much less su…

DAVE SOUZA: Dear AG Healey, ban pressure cookers, not guns » Wicked Local Fall River A few months ago, in a major publicity stunt prior to the Democratic National Convention, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey banned the sale of assault weapons in Massachusetts. Just like tha…

Massachusetts revenue shortfalls lead to talk of taxes, budget cuts » The Associated Press (AP) Could taxes be on the menu when the Massachusetts Legislature begins a new two-year session in January?…

Official Resigns After Misusing State Vehicle Lights And Siren » WBUR A top state Department of Conservation and Recreation official has resigned after he inappropriately used the emergency lights and sirens of his state vehicle.…

Question 1 would allow 2nd slots gaming parlor » The Recorder Question 1, more than anything else on the Nov. 8 ballot, may leave voters scratching their heads because it's about allowing another slots machine parlor in the state.…

Charlie Baker reacts to vid of prone T worker » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker pointed to the image of an MBTA employee lying face-down on a yoga mat inside the T's “money room” as a reason the agency is seeking to outsource its cash-counting opera…

Should Governor Charlie Baker support a candidate in the presidential race? » Boston Globe Republican Governor Charlie Baker has said he will not vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.…

Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation official resigns » Boston Globe The deputy commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, under fire for his use of public resources to help pay for a July 3 party, resigned from his post Friday afternoon, though Bak…

As Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge examine how to share services, theoretical plan clears House hurdle » Berkshire Eagle he state House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge to share a town administrator on a regional or joint basis — if they want to.…

GE plan to demolish historic bridge runs into neighborhood resistance » Boston Globe Plans for General Electric's future headquarters in Fort Point have run into a speed bump — one that's green and four stories high.…

Report: Trump's 1995 tax records claim $916 million loss » Boston Globe Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, …

School Committee, local reps oppose Q2 » Tewksbury Town Crier The Winchester School Committee has voted unanimous opposition to Ballot Question 2 which would authorize the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter scho…

Republicans latch onto audio of Clinton critiquing Sanders's 'revolution' » Boston Globe Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee have latched onto a newly hacked audio recording of Hillary Clinton critiquing Bernie Sanders's campaign as a way to disrupt Clinton's out…

Home health company, executives indicted in health care fraud » Boston Globe A Worcester-based home health agency and three people involved with the company have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly defrauding the state's Medicaid program of more than $800,000.…

THE SUNDAY NOTEBOOK: New police station's slow pace frustrating » Sentinel & Enterprise AS MEMBERS of the Leominster City Council weighed in on the likelihood of building a new police station, some vented their frustration at how long the process is taking.…

Trump fires back after tax revelations » Boston Globe Donald Trump and his supporters rushed Sunday to defend the Republican nominee following revelations that he may not have paid income taxes for 18 years, a new disclosure that shook the presidential r…

Trump, long a creature of the media, shuns the TV spotlight » Boston Globe There was a time when Donald Trump couldn't resist a good TV hit in the morning.…

DCR commish resigns amid scandal fallout » Boston Herald A top official at the state's embattled parks department has stepped down from his post amid the fallout inside a state environmental agency that's been rocked by questions about cronyism and accusati…

Massachusetts official calls for stronger climate change action » Wicked Local Westwood Climate change will become a "huge focus" of the Baker administration's transportation efforts, according to a top state official who said the old method of building pilot-sized shared-use walking-cyc…

5 Investigates uncovers video that forced state official's resignation » WCVB 5 Investigates has obtained the video at the center of a state police investigation, which has forced the resignation of a top state official.…

Clinton Continues Post-Debate Surge Over Trump » Morning Consult

Appointees Announced For Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commission » Cape Cod Online

Politics

Can Charlie Baker Save the MassGOP from Extinction? » Boston Magazine Faced with the likes of Donald Trump and Curt Schilling, the Republican governor may be his party's last hope. …

Donald H. Wong to hold campaign fundraiser Oct. 6 » Lynn Journal The Committee to Re-elect Donald H. Wong will hold a campaign fundraiser in support of Donald Wong and his candidacy for re-election as State Representative in the Ninth Essex District on Thursday eve…

Colarusso accuses Day of voting as "good old boy" » Wicked Local Stoneham Caroline Colarusso, Stoneham selectwoman and candidate for state Representative, recently called out her opponent Rep. Michael Day, for “being co-opted by the good old boys in the Legislature.â…

Baker Attends Yarmouth Fundraiser for Crocker, Schiavi » Cape Cod Online Governor Charlie Baker came to Yarmouth Friday night in support of his Republican colleagues running for local office.…

Conservative activist will challenge state GOP chief » Boston Globe Steven W. Aylward, a conservative activist from Watertown who helped lead the 2014 campaign to repeal automatic increases in the state gas tax, says he will challenge state Republican Party chairwoman…

Canning-Wilson Runs For Senate on Platform of Reducing Taxes, Fraud » iBerkshires Republican Christine Canning-Wilson says her campaign platform centers on the economy and reduction of state taxes.…

O'Brien drops out of race for Dem party chairmanship » State House News Service Citing a commitment to a client, Democratic National Committee member David O'Brien has withdrawn from the race to become the next chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.…

'Yes on 4' to launch first TV ad on marijuana legalization » Boston Globe Despite a united front of opposition from leading Beacon Hill politicians and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts are striking back at critic…

'Yes on 4' marijuana legalization campaign's first TV ad, featuring retired cop, hits airwaves on Monday » The Republican Aiming to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts through a November ballot question, the "Yes on 4" campaign launched a television ad featuring retired Boston cop Tom Nolan.…

Curt Schilling says he's 'serious' about running against Elizabeth Warren » Boston Globe Outspoken conservative and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says he is “serious” about challenging Democrat Elizabeth Warren for her Senate seat in 2018.…

Chabot: Kelly Ayotte, Maggie Hassan dodge ties to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton » Boston Herald U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, in a tight re-election battle that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, must maintain her distance from contentious GOP nominee Donald Trump if she wants to woo independ…

Aylward will challenge for GOP chair's post » State House News Service Saying he will awaken frustrated members of the Republican Party, state committee member Steven Aylward has launched a bid for party chair, a post currently held by Kristen Hughes.…

Barney Frank Explains Why More Pols Aren't Backing Legalized Weed » Boston Magazine

Canton businessman to pay $185,000 for illegal campaign contributions » Patriot Ledger

Obama Hasn't Forgotten Martha Coakley's 'Shaking Hands' at Fenway Gaffe » Boston Magazine

In re-elect bid, senator touts opposition to Healey's weapons crackdown » State House News Service

AG: Don't waste your vote on a third party candidate » State House News Service

Public Health

Marijuana dispensaries remain a tough sell in many communities » Boston Globe In Hopkinton, the Board of Selectmen proclaimed that a medical marijuana dispensary simply wouldn't fit the town's family-oriented image, and voted against a proposed store.…

Baker's DPH backs Children's expansion » Commonwealth Magazine THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH has recommended approval of a $1 billion expansion at Boston Children's Hospital, a step that moves the controversial project closer to fruition.…

Healthier school lunches on the menu » Newburyport News Andover school students have traded in potato chips for whole-grain pretzels, hummus with pita bread, and fruit smoothies.…

Public Safety

Law enforcement: Long-term effects for legal weed » The Metro West Daily News When the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association was asked in March if it wanted to take a stand on a ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana, the answer was immediately clear.…

Criminal justice group opposing Department of Correction changes » State House News Service Regulations dealing with inmate funds and discipline, religious services, use of force, and employment programs outside of correctional facilities are up for public hearings this week at the Departmen…

Gloucester mayor fires police chief for 'unacceptable' behavior » Boston Herald

Gloucester police chief fired amid inquiry into conduct » Boston Globe

State Government

Mass. officials host Danish prince at wind power conference » State House News Service The tiny turbines emerging out of tabletop bouquets of flowers were mere symbols at a breakfast event that brought Danish diplomats, business chiefs and royalty to Boston, but a top Baker administrati…

AG Healey: Early-voting law is constitutional » Sentinel & Enterprise Responding to concerns raised by the Woburn city clerk, Attorney General Maura Healey said she believes the new early-voting law is constitutional.…

Mass. environmental official Matthew Sisk resigns after alleged improper use of siren and lights » The Republican Matthew Sisk resigned his post as a top official at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation after State Police started looking into an alleged improper use of lights and sirens on …

Maura Healey says issues at DCR 'beyond the pale' » Boston Herald

Former DCR deputy "exhibited terrible judgment," Guv says » State House News Service

Transportation

Uber finds a transit void to fill at North Shore Community College » Boston Globe It was just past 7:30 a.m. when Dania Matos stepped off the 465 bus at the North Shore Mall. She had gone as far as public transportation would take her, but her classes at North Shore Community Colle…

Boston says it does not need to apply taxi regulations to Uber, Lyft » Boston Globe The City of Boston says it does not have to enforce taxi regulations on ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Lyft because a recently passed law dictates that the state will regulate those companies, ac…

MBTA Behind In Implementing Technology That Could Have Averted New Jersey Train Accident » WGBH After the deadly commuter rail crash in New Jersey, media and government officials' attention has turned back to the topic of “Positive Train Control,” a technology designed to stop speedi…

Utilities

Solar panels not always sunny » South Coast Today A rooftop solar energy system that costs nothing up front and rewards you with years of lower utility rates may be a great money-saving deal. But consumer advocates say homeowners should make sure the…

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Friday's Late-Breaking News

Hong Kong Day celebrated at Massachusetts Statehouse » Sampan

VIDEO: New MassBay Campus To Be Built on Framingham State Property » Framingham Source

Senate candidates tangle in Middlesex-Worcester seat debate » The Metro West Daily News

Rivera clashes with council over city attorney » Eagle Tribune

Retired State Police lieutenant arraigned in overtime scam » Boston Globe

Court eyes challenge to dismissing murder verdicts » Boston Herald

Peter Lucas: Lelling does his job so Healey doesn't have to do her job » Lowell Sun

Political Notes: Conservative group urges no vote for Baker » Cape Cod Times

EDITORIAL: To regret, or not to regret » Newburyport News

Baker, Gonzalez detail positions in Gatehouse editorial meetings » telegram.com

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The Week Ahead

Monday - 10/3

10:00am Commonwealth Commentary with Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, Senate Reading Room

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

2:00pm Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use, & Recovery, Public Hearing

5:30pm Fundraiser for State Sen. Candidate Julian Cyr

5:30pm Pasta Dinner for State Rep. Candidate Natalie Higgins with Congressman Jim McGovern

6:00pm Backyard Politics with Congressman Seth Moulton

6:00pm National Day of German Unity, Great Hall & Grand Staircase

Tuesday - 10/4

Birthdays: Rep. Sarah Peake, Rep. Alice Peisch

1:00pm 2016 Paul Kahn Awards for PCA Service and PCA Awareness Day, Grand Staircase

5:30pm Governor's Councilor Eileen Duff's Birthday Party

5:30pm Fundraiser for State Sen. Candidate Julian Cyr

6:30pm Fundraiser for State Rep. Candidate Yolanda Greaves

7:00pm State Rep. Candidate Joan Meschino's General Election Campaign Kick-Off

Wednesday - 10/5

5:00pm Fundraiser for State Rep. Candidate Joan Meschino with Attorney General Maura Healey

5:30pm Millennial Initiative Fundraiser with Congressman Joe Kennedy III and City Council President Michelle Wu

5:30pm Meeting of the Mass. Special Legislative Commission on Postpartum Depression, House Member's Lounge

6:00pm Fundraiser for Sen. Joe Boncore

6:00pm Fundraiser for State Rep. Candidate Jack Patrick Lewis with Rep. Tom Sannicandro

6:00pm Fundraiser for Rep. Kate Campanale with Gov. Charlie Baker

Thursday - 10/6

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

12:30pm China Open Day, Grand Staircase

5:00pm Fundraiser for State Sen. Candidate Chip Harrington with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito

6:00pm Fundraiser for State Rep. Candidate Oscar Camargo with Governor Mike Dukakis and Governor's Councilor Eileen Duff

6:00pm Reception for Rep. Donald Wong

6:00pm Fundraiser for Rep. Jerry Parisella

6:30pm MassVote Annual Celebration - Champions of Democracy

7:00pm Fundraiser for Sen. Patrick O'Connor

Friday - 10/7

4:00pm Doors and Drinks for Tsongas/Gregoire with Rep. Danielle Gregoire

5:30pm Reception for State Sen. Candidate Adam Hinds with Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Sen. Ben Downing

7:00pm An Evening with Rep. Geoff Diehl and State Rep. Candidate Paul Girouard


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