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Read the massive speech Elizabeth Warren gave ripping moderate Democrats at Netroots Nation » Boston.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a 30-minute speech at the 2017 Netroots Nation conference Saturday in Atlanta, in which she ripped “so-called Democratic strategists” who advocate for more centr…

Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Is Recalled as 'a Strong Woman' » New York Times Friends described her as a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised who was often moved to tears by the world's injustices. That sense of conviction led her to join demonstrators protesting a rally…

Man accused of ramming Charlottesville protesters pictured with racist group » Boston Globe ''We are going to start doing this nonstop,'' the post said. ''We are going to go bigger than Charlottesville. We are going to go huge.''…

GOP senses chance to break 40-year Democratic control » Lowell Sun LOWELL -- When was the last time a Republican represented the region in Congress? …

Tight Race for Chaffetz's Utah Seat Due to Outside Spending » Roll Call Conservative Utah, a super PAC backing Ainge, has also been active in the race. The group is mainly funded by Ainge's family. His father, Danny, is the manager of the Boston Celtics basketball team, a…

Boston Free Speech rally organizers say they aren't connected to group behind Charlottesville 'pro-white' rally » MassLive Organizers of a Boston Free Speech rally planned for Saturday on Boston Common said the group is not associated with the Charlottesville, Virginia rally and blamed a former Hillary Clinton spokesman f…

Charlie Baker tackles state's strict greenhouse emissions rules » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker's administration has released a set of new rules aimed at bringing Massachusetts into full compliance with an ambitious state law that calls for a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse…

Beth Lindstrom's better for Baker » Boston Herald Moderate Bay State Republicans are drooling at the prospect of GOP operative Beth Lindstrom's entrance into the 2018 race against U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren — and not just unemployed Mitt Romne…

In 3rd, women's place is in House » Lowell Sun THE CONGRESSIONAL seat centered in Lowell has been a special place for women. …

The photo from Charlottesville that will define this moment in American history » The Washington Post There are some images that instantly and indelibly define an era in history. Photographer Bob Jackson caught the moment when Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot President John F. Kennedy's assassin,…

"There's no place for the hate that they're spewing," Walsh said at an event Saturday. "It's my understanding that they're scheduled to come to Boston. I know we probably can't stop it because of free speech, but they're spewing hate. We don't need that right now in our country."

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

On the Boston Free Speech rally planned for Saturday on Boston Common

News By Category
Beltway Politics

White House scrambles to explain Trump's response » Boston Globe President Trump faced a bipartisan wave of criticism Sunday for his failure to explicitly condemn the white supremacists whose demonstration ignited a weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Va., lead…

Inside the Elizabeth Warren merchandising empire » Politico Prayer candles. Action figures. Temporary tattoos. Coloring books. Elizabeth Warren isn't just a progressive icon, she's a merchandising industry unto herself.…

GE's Immelt will stay on Trump advisory council, unlike Merck CEO » Boston Business Journal

Markey knocks Trump on North Korea, plans to visit China » State House News Service

Business

The lucrative world of eSports is heading to Boston » Boston Globe There's a new game coming to town and the Krafts, owners of the Patriots, have pledged $20 million for a piece of the action. The Wilpons, owners of the Mets, have made an identical $20 million bet in…

Cambridge incubator targets immigrant entrepreneurs » Boston Globe Oliver Sanchez has created an incubator for the entrepreneur who has a great idea but may struggle with English, someone with a product but limited knowledge of American marketing and culture.…

Entrepreneurs Make Pitches at Lever Demo Day » iBerkshires

State sees a drop in reality filming after Teamsters 'Top Chef' protests » Boston Herald The number of reality shows filmed in Massachusetts fell sharply after the controversial, highly publicized 2014 Teamster picketing of “Top Chef” that is now on trial, a Herald review of s…

Business leaders step up efforts to bring minority-owned firms into the fold » Boston Globe Scott Baker came to Boston for college, and the Los Angeles native stayed after graduating from Boston University in 1986.…

Protesters to Berkshire Museum: Art is 'Not For Sale' » Berkshire Eagle There was a significant percentage of people at Saturday morning's protest in front of the Berkshire Museum who admitted to being angry. Others said they were frustrated by the museum's plan to sell a…

Education

Lawmakers set to overturn English immersion law » Eagle Tribune Nearly 15 years after voters mandated English instruction in public schools, state lawmakers are poised to overturn the requirement and allow lessons in other languages.…

Closing the achievement gap, one summer camp at a time » Boston Globe Over the past four weeks, 10-year-old Polo Brice has boarded two buses in the morning to go from Hyde Park to a small wilderness area about 30 minutes away in Westwood. …

Somerville residents celebrated at Harvard Kennedy School » Wicked Local Somerville Somerville residents David Tisel and Andrew Kim were among the 30 Rappaport Fellows celebrated recently at a special dinner at the Harvard Kennedy School.…

Roslindale residents honored at Rappaport Fellows dinner » Wicked Local Roslindale Monique Gibbs and Micah Jones, of Roslindale, were among the 30 Rappaport Fellows celebrated at a special dinner at the Harvard Kennedy School that drew Massachusetts lawmakers and senior public offic…

Environment

New Massachusetts rules provide boost toward state climate goals » Utility Dive

Gaming

Game on: BCC casino lab ready to roll in Taunton » Wicked Local Raynham Bristol County Community College President Laura Douglas was succinct in describing the new casino lab at BCC's satellite campus inside the Silver City Galleria mall.…

BCC 'Casino lab,' first of its kind in Massachusetts, officially opens in Taunton » South Coast Today TAUNTON — They call it a casino lab: a room with a wildly colorful carpet and low, indirect lighting with spotlights on the four felt-topped blackjack tables, two poker tables, custom chips, cr…

Housing

Lessons not learned: Massachusetts belatedly confronts construction fire dangers » Boston Globe THE NIGHT SKY GLOWED in East Longmeadow as firefighters raced toward a sprawling retirement complex being built on acres of farmland. They arrived minutes after the first call to find a raging inferno…

Immigration

Sanctuary divisions run deep in Salem » Salem News Both sides around an effort to repeal a new city ordinance that declares sanctuary-like status for undocumented immigrants are trying to get their positions out to voters, but their attempts are hampe…

Local Government

Worcester city councilors love idea of wooing PawSox, but obstacles loom » Worcester Telegram City councilors are poised to pass a resolution Tuesday directing the city manager to try and bring the PawSox to Worcester, though the financial viability of such a deal remains an open question.…

State approves Holbrook trash station that Randolph's fighting » Wicked Local Randolph

Opinion

Gordon Gekko's Government » New Boston Post “Greed,” declared Gordon Gekko in a memorable movie scene, “for lack of a better word, is good.” The lead character in the 1987 hit movie Wall Street, Gekko took center stage i…

A presidency built on racial divisions » Boston Globe Racial violence that gripped Charlottesville, Va., causing the governor to declare a state of emergency …

OK, US government - see you in court » Boston Globe We are a 76-year-old grandfather and his oldest grandchild, who just graduated from high school in Pennsylvania.…

Letter: Conflicted DEP fails to address wind hazards » Berkshire Eagle The Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection since 2008 has acted as the architect of publicly funded wind turbines. …

The terrorists Trump is afraid to name » Boston Globe The Trump administration's see-no-evil attitude toward white racism has been on especially vivid display, as the White House struggled over the weekend to manage a convincing condemnation of the rally…

Forget Big Pharma - go after the illegal aliens » Cape Cod Times If attorney Jayne Conroy and Attorney General Maura Healey were really serious about taking steps to curb the opioid epidemic, they wouldn't concentrate on the pharmaceutical companies but, rather, on…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Endorsement for Paul Heroux as mayor » The Sun Chronicle I am writing in support of Paul Heroux for mayor. …

Editorial: Spreading false fears » Boston Herald To disagree over the contentious issue of immigration is to be expected. To spread falsehoods about a particular policy or bill — and to spread fear is morally reprehensible. …

Debate over Mass. fuel plan » Boston Globe If properly supervised by trained, professional foresters, the harvesting of woody biomass for energy could help improve Massachusetts forests (“Fuel plan draws fire,” Aug. 7). …

Cuts in state money will hurt children, veterans » The Eagle Tribune In July, Gov. Charlie Baker made drastic cuts in grants for much needed non-profit programs in Haverhill. The impact of those cuts will have an apocalyptic effect on veterans programs, youth programs,…

Editorial: Milking Massport » Boston Herald

Politics

Conservative rally scheduled for Boston has some concerned » Boston Globe The City of Boston is making preparations for a conservative rally scheduled for Saturday on Boston Common, following the eruption of violence in Charlottesville, Va., that has raised troubling questi…

Anarchists take over anti-racism protest at Worcester City Hall » Worcester Telegram Masked anarchists hijacked a peaceful anti-racism rally at City Hall Plaza on Sunday, tying up traffic while marching down Main Street shouting epithets at “racist cops.”…

Will a woman continue this congressional tradition? » Sentinel & Enterprise Edith Nourse Rogers held an iron grip on the then-5th District seat for 35 years, which made her for a time the longest-serving woman in Congress. Rep. Niki Tsongas has held the seat for a little more…

Wayne Woodlief, Herald political columnist, at 82 » Boston Herald Longtime Boston Herald political columnist Wayne Woodlief died peacefully early yesterday morning at the age of 82.…

Aquinnah Wampanoag citizen aims to make history with Massachusetts campaign » Indianz Jacob Ventura, a citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, is hoping to make history in Massachusetts.…

Rare race for Congress will give Valley voters an opportunity » The Eagle Tribune As soon as Haverhill voters settle the question of who they'll send to the state House of Representatives this fall, they'll turn their focus to another wide-open race for a high-profile job — …

Mayor on alt-right rally planned for Saturday: 'I don't want them' in Boston » Boston Herald Mayor Martin J. Walsh is exploring legal and tactical options for shutting down or containing Saturday's planned conservative rally on Boston Common after the violence in Virginia — which inclu…

All over Massachusetts, people are rallying against violence » Boston Globe Advocates for peace and diversity responded for a second day on Sunday with spontaneous, grass-roots demonstrations denouncing the hatred and brutality that resulted in a death in Charlottesville, Va.…

Boston Free Speech rally organizers say they aren't connected to group behind Charlottesville 'pro-white' rally » The Republican Organizers of a Boston Free Speech rally planned for Saturday on Boston Common said the group is not associated with the Charlottesville, Virginia rally and blamed a former Hillary Clinton spokesman f…

'Boston does not want you here,' Walsh says of hate groups » Boston Globe

Anti-racism groups turn to city ahead of "free speech" rally » Lowell Sun

Public Health

R.I. prison takes a leap into comprehensive addiction care » Boston Globe Deana Furtado vividly recalls the suffering. The pains were like a truck driving over her legs and a knife stabbing her stomach. …

A record the city could live without: Most-ever heroin overdoses in Lynn » Lynn Daily News Item The number of heroin overdoses has soared to their highest level ever as a more potent mixture of the drug is making its way to the streets.…

Public Safety

Springfield police officer mocks protesters run down by car in Charlottesville on Facebook post » The Republican A Springfield police officer has mocked the anti-racism demonstrators who were run down during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, applauding the fatal crash in a Faceb…

Transportation

Weather delays bridges' opening » Boston Herald The Commonwealth Avenue and BU bridges will remain closed to vehicle traffic through the middle of the week due to weather delays, transportation officials said yesterday.…

Legislators voice opposition to Holbrook transfer station proposal » Wicked Local Randolph Four local legislators have written to a top state environmental official to state their opposition to a proposed trash transfer station.…

Bourne Selectmen Throw Support Behind Letter Backing Bike Path Extension » Cape News A letter from state Representative David T. Vieira to Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollock backing the extension of the Shining Sea Bikeway has been given the support of the Bou…

MBTA agrees to test regular service to Foxborough » State House News Service

Utilities

Pilgrim gets marching orders, and a "green" finding from NRC » State House News Service Operating under enhanced oversight since September 2015, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth has received a letter from the federal government documenting the actions its owners are committed to…

Massachusetts pushing ahead with renewable energy initiative » WWLP 22 News Proposals are flooding in to help Massachusetts ramp up its reliance on renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydropower.…

Weekend News

Doing well in order to keep doing good » Boston Globe It is a venerable outfit, to which its customers have a religious devotion. But its financials were precarious, it was suffering an image problem…

Hundreds rally on Boston Common following violence in Charlottesville » Boston Globe Chanting antifascist and pro-diversity slogans, more than 300 people gathered on Boston Common on Saturday evening for an impromptu rally in the wake of the white supremacist demonstration in Charlott…

Robert Mueller needs bulletproof protection » Boston Globe Congress is considering new legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, but what it needs to do sooner or later is set a red line for President Trump: If the president fires Mueller or sabo…

The Google memo should mark a turning point against sexism. It won't » Boston Globe Written by an employee at one of the world's most valuable companies, a 3,300 word, 10-page manifesto that promoted stereotypes about women in technology — and went viral — should be a w…

As Amazon booms, retail jobs shift » Boston Globe Hundreds of people flocked to the Amazon job fair here early this month: store clerks, security guards, technicians, an EMT, an iPhone repairman, even a manager at a hospital — some unemployed,…

Low-income students remain rare at elite universities » Boston Globe As the Trump administration takes aim at race-based college admissions policies, many of the country's most competitive schools, including Ivy League universities, are struggling with an equally vexin…

Liberals are the 'heart and soul' of Democratic Party, Warren says » New York Times Sen. Elizabeth Warren used a speech to a grass-roots conference Saturday to take direct aim at Democrats' diminished moderate wing, ridiculing Clinton-era policies and jubilantly proclaiming that libe…

Tsongas Tseat Melee Shaping Up for Would-Be Replacements » New Boston Post The summer of 2007 in the Merrimack Valley was a time for backyard “PicNikis” and evening gatherings to get the latest “Tscoop On Tsongas” over a cone of your favorite flavor.…

Keller @ Large: Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson » CBS Boston Longtime Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller to discuss a variety of topics, including immigration and the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker.…

Friday's Late-Breaking News

As Protections for Pregnant Workers Falter in Congress, States Step Up » Governing

Week In Review: Who Will Run For President From Mass. In 2020? » WBUR

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The Week Ahead

Monday - 8/14

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

Tuesday - 8/15

Birthdays: Rep. Aaron Vega

No Hearings Scheduled

Wednesday - 8/16

5:30pm Young Professionals Fundraiser for Mayor Marty Walsh

Thursday - 8/17

Birthdays: Rep. Russell Holmes

10:00am Mass. Gaming Commission Public Hearing, 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston

11:00am Health Care Cost Containment Roundtable Discussion, Room 428, State House

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

Friday - 8/18

No Hearings Scheduled


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