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9:00am Artists Under the Dome, Great Hall, State House

9:30am 11th Annual Artists Under the Dome Event, Great Hall, State House

10:00am Anti-Poverty Briefing, Room 428, State House

10:00am House Session, Full Formal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Full Formal Session

1:00pm Constitutional Convention, Constitutional Convention

6:00pm Mass. Mentoring Partnership Decade of Impact, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield

6:30pm Fall Reception for Rep. Shaunna O'Connell with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Must-Reads

Hingham's Arute eyes possible rematch with Meschino » State House News Service Kristen Arute of Hingham is going for a rematch with Rep. Joan Meschino of Hull. …

Senate bill will drive up health premiums, insurers say » State House News Service Several large health insurers are sounding the alarm on the eve of Senate debate on a health care bill that seeks to shrink the gap between rates paid to the most expensive hospitals and lower-paid pr…

Price caps under review on eve of Senate health debate » State House News Service Sen. James Welch defended Senate leadership's approach to addressing hospital price variation in the face of criticism Tuesday from insurers who warned that without adjustments the bill moving forward…

Trumpism Without Trump: A Losing Formula in Swing-State Virginia » New York Times Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, ran into the clear limits of trying to run as President Trump had in a swing state. …

A state trooper was ordered to alter the arrest report of a judge's daughter. Now he's suing. » Boston Globe Alli Bibaud had just crashed her car on Route I-190 in Worcester on the evening of Oct. 16. She reeked of alcohol and had what state Trooper Ryan Sceviour described as a “heroin kit,” incl…

Mass. Mayoral Results » Boston Globe Walsh reelected, other cities in region pick mayors…

Mass. 2018 election menu shaping up as feast for voters » State House News Service The 2017 elections may have lacked the drama and intrigue for many voters looking for a reason to be engaged. But next year's cycle should more than make up for it. …

In Somerville's election, a heptad of Bernie-inspired aldermen victories » Boston Globe In Somerville, all seven aldermen candidates who were endorsed by a local affiliate of the Bernie Sanders-inspired Our Revolution won Tuesday: Matthew McLaughlin in Ward 1, JT Scott in Ward 2, Ben Ewe…

Maine just resoundingly became the first state to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative » The Washington Post Less than two months after Republicans' latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act imploded, a purple state just made a decidedly blue-state move to essentially expand Obamacare. …

Election wasn't a Democratic wave — it was a tsunami » Boston Globe For the past year Democrats have been desperately searching for a reason to be hopeful about their political future. They finally got it Tuesday night — with electoral wins across the country t…

Leominster, Fitchburg councilors to battle for Senate seat » State House News Service A lifelong Leominster resident will square off against a man whose family fled Vietnam and lived as refugees in Thailand before putting down roots in Fitchburg in the race to succeed Jennifer Flanagan…

“Tonight, we commit once again to be a city for all of us, to bring opportunity to everyone,” he said. Thanking his supporters, Walsh said, “You were union members, housing advocates, artists, members of the LGBT community . . . you are Boston.”

Mayor Marty Walsh

Speaking to his supporters last night after his victory over Tito Jackson

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Beltway Politics

Markey will be honored as an 'unsung hero' » ItemLive.com

Business

Court Gives Museum OK to Proceed With Art Sale » iBerkshires Superior Court Judge John Agostini denied a request for a preliminary injunction, pausing the Sotheby's auction of some 40 pieces of artwork, starting next week and extending into March. Members of th…

State Street CEO Jay Hooley to retire at the end of 2018 » Boston Globe State Street Corp. chief executive Jay Hooley will retire from the job at the Boston-based financial services giant at the end of 2018, after more than 30 years there.…

Skinny tower near Common wilts, as developer dishes property off to Emerson » Boston Globe The Swiss developer who once envisioned a slender, Manhattan-style high-rise of luxury condos along Boston Common has scrapped the project in the face of repeated setbacks and sold the property this w…

Berkshire Museum artworks cleared for sale » Boston Globe The Berkshire Museum can move ahead with a planned sale of artworks after a state judge ruled in its favor Tuesday and halted a pair of legal challenges that sought to stop the sale.…

Amid controversy, Barstool Sports standing by its brand » Boston Globe For most upstart companies, losing its star turn on the mainstream media stage would be a huge setback. For Barstool Sports, it's validation.…

Boston's elite are feuding over a $3,000-a-year private club in a $30 million building » Boston Globe A proposal to open a private for-profit social club in the Back Bay is turning into a rich story. …

Troubled Museum Can't Be Halted From Selling Cherished Rockwells » Bloomberg Sotheby's can go forward with next week's auction of art from the Berkshire Museum, including a Norman Rockwell painting worth as much as $30 million, over protest by the late artist's sons that their…

'Daddy's Home 2' pumped $19 million into Massachusetts economy, workers took home $10 million in wages, film group says » The Republican

Civil Rights

Anti-semitic incidents on the rise in Massachusetts » WWLP 22 The Anti Defamation League said they've recorded a 44 percent increase in antisemitic incidents this year from 2016. Members of the Jewish community told 22News their primary concern is safety.…

Education

Taxation authority for regional schools » The Landmark

Environment

How Massachusetts Can Counteract Trump's Anti-Climate Policy » WBUR Earlier this year, President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. However, we, the citizens and taxpayers of Massachusetts, have the opportunity to take ac…

Health Care

More against managed care switch for Mass. seniors » Worcester Telegram Advocates for seniors and people with disabilities are urging senators to re-think a provision of the health care bill teed up for debate this week, citing a national “chorus of antipathy”…

Mass. docs fail opioid Rx checks » Boston Herald One in three Bay State doctors doling out potentially addictive narcotics under the state's revamped prescription monitoring program aren't actively searching the system for pill shoppers, despite a c…

Senate bill will drive up health premiums, insurers say » The Recorder Several large health insurers are sounding the alarm on the eve of Senate debate on a health care bill that seeks to shrink the gap between rates paid to the most expensive hospitals and lower-paid pr…

Massachusetts Senate Slated to Talk Single-Payer Health Care » New Boston Post

Free contraception bill on fast track on Beacon Hill » Worcester Telegram

Senate to revisit single payer plan that narrowly failed in 2012 » State House News Service

Massachusetts House passes no co-pay birth control bill » The Republican

Immigration

Massachusetts congressmen urge Gov. Charlie Baker to support extending temporary protected status for certain immigrants » The Republican Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation called on Gov. Charlie Baker Tuesday to offer support for extending the Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from Honduras, Haiti and El Salvado…

Massachusetts activists urge renewal of protective program for refugees from Honduras, Haiti and elsewhere » The Republican

Sanctuary ordinance stands in Salem voting » The Salem News

Judiciary

How The Mass. House And Senate Criminal Justice Bills Compare » WBUR It's appearing increasingly likely there could be some major changes in the Massachusetts criminal justice system sometime next year.…

A state trooper was ordered to alter the arrest report of a judge's daughter. Now he's suing. » Boston Globe Alli Bibaud had just crashed her car on Route I-190 in Worcester on the evening of Oct. 16. She reeked of alcohol and had what state Trooper Ryan Sceviour described as a “heroin kit,” incl…

Lawmakers weigh again raising age for juvenile courts » Gloucester Daily Times An 18th birthday means you can serve on a jury, vote in elections and, if you get in trouble with the law, be sent to prison in Massachusetts.…

House sets sights on criminal justice reform » Bay State Banner

Longmeadow senator touts grants for legal aid organizations » MassLive

Legislative

Lovely tapped to chair committee on children, families and disabled » The Salem News State Sen. Joan Lovely, D-Salem, has been appointed Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. Lovely will serve in this post for the remainder of her ter…

Local Government

Electronic voting debuts at Town Meeting » Wicked Local Falmouth Town Meeting in Falmouth is an event largely defined by tradition, so much so that some elected members take to the same seats each session.…

Danvers awarded $1M for Endicott Park enhancements » Wicked Local Danvers State Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash recently joined local officials and community leaders to award a $1 million MassWorks Program Infrastructure grant to the town of Danvers for t…

In Swampscott, Special Town Meeting opens Monday, Nov. 13 » Wicked Local Swampscott A special Swampscott Town Meeting – presided over by Town Moderator Michael McClung - opens in the auditorium of Swampscott High School, 200 Essex St., at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13.…

Rep. Angelo Puppolo tours Wilbraham Animal Hospital » MassLive

Marijuana

Longmeadow Town Meeting bans recreational marijuana businesses » The Republican

Opinion

Marty Walsh writes Boston's next chapter » Boston Globe WHEN MARTY WALSH'S biography is written, here's what it might say: In his first term as mayor of Boston, Walsh focused on the challenges that seemed most immediate, including housing, human services, …

Air Force error exposes data gaps on guns » Boston Globe As the horrific details of Devin Kelley's record of domestic violence emerged, the Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, spoke for all of us when he asked, incredulously: “By all of the fac…

The price of ignoring domestic abuse » Boston Globe Not every domestic abuser becomes a mass shooter. Yet a majority of mass shooters have histories of domestic violence.…

What will Marty Walsh do with his new-found power? » Boston Globe By his own admission, Marty Walsh was not an instant success as the 45th mayor of Boston.…

Massachusetts Legislature: Protecting Our Kids? Or Taking Them By Eminent Domain? » New Boston Post If you have kids, are they yours or are they the government's? That's what at stake with House Bill 1190, which the Massachusetts Legislature may vote on tomorrow. It's called “An Act Relative T…

EDITORIAL: House gets it right on criminal justice reform legislation » Lowell Sun In reaction to the Massachusetts Senate's proposed radical revamp of the state's criminal-justice system, this newspaper urged the House to produce a more balanced, reasoned answer to that legislation…

Battenfeld: Mayor has mandate – and so much to do » Boston Herald Mayor Martin J. Walsh needs to use his sweeping election mandate to step up his efforts to deliver affordable housing, crack down harder on corruption and take a more hands-on approach to the city's s…

Editorial: Reforms miss the mark » Boston Herald There are plenty of reasons for concern with the health care reform bill the state Senate will take up today (some of them described in an op-ed on the facing page). One is so very typical of the Sena…

Well done, Mr. Mayor. Now get to work » Boston Globe

Politics

A new start in Framingham, old faces elsewhere » Commonwealth Magazine If you're starting with a fresh form of government, you might as well have a fresh face. At least that's what Framingham voters thought after giving a convincing win to political newcomer Yvonne Spice…

2017 Elections: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wins second term, beats City Councilor Tito Jackson » The Republican Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday easily won a second term, besting City Councilor Tito Jackson.…

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera wins second term, beating former mayor William Lantigua at the polls » The Republican Tears welled in Mayor Daniel Rivera's eyes as he announced to a pub packed with supporters that he was re-elected for a second term as Lawrence's mayor.…

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh just won a second term; Here's what could come next » The Republican Voters on Tuesday decided to return the former labor leader to City Hall, giving him a second term, another four years.…

David Narkewicz cruises to re-election in Northampton mayoral race over John Riley » The Republican Mayor David Narkewicz swept to victory at the polls Tuesday, besting challenger John Riley and setting the stage for his third term in office.…

Joy Winnie, defeated by Nicole LaChapelle in Easthampton mayoral contest: 'I chose to run a positive race' » The Republican A lifelong resident and longtime city councilor has conceded defeat in the Easthampton mayoral race, bested by a local lawyer with statewide ties.…

John Barrett Is Going To The State House » WAMC Berkshires political institution John Barrett has won office once again. This time he's going to Beacon Hill.…

Marty Walsh wins second term as Boston mayor » Boston Globe Mayor Martin J. Walsh steamrolled into a second term in office Tuesday night, defeating his challenger, City Councilor Tito Jackson, by more than 30 percentage points in what amounts to a strong endor…

Nicole LaChapelle defeats Joy Winnie in Easthampton mayoral race » The Republican Local lawyer Nicole M. LaChapelle claimed victory in a tightly fought mayoral race after defeating longtime city councilor Joy E. Winnie on election night.…

Mayor-elect Nicole LaChapelle says it's time to take Easthampton 'to the next level' » The Republican Nicole LaChapelle pledged Tuesday to move Easthampton forward and to encourage more community engagement, as she claimed victory over longtime Precinct 3 City Councilor Joy E. Winnie in the race to be…

Incumbent Weymouth councilors hold on to seats » Patriot Ledger Incumbent town councilors received a sign of affirmation from voters on Tuesday night and successfully held onto their at-large, District 1 and District 5 seats.…

Steady stream of Haverhill voters heads to polls; special state rep race highlights election » Eagle Tribune Polls are open and voters are deciding Tuesday in the closely-watched race between Republican Shaun Toohey and Democrat Andy Vargas, one of which will succeed long-time state Rep. Brian Dempsey to rep…

Mayor Walsh Wins Second Term And Promises 'City For All Of Us' » WBUR After easily securing a second term, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in his victory speech Tuesday night promised he'd help create a hub of opportunity for every Boston neighborhood.…

Lydia Edwards Wins Election for District 1 City Council Seat Over Stephen Passacantilli » North End Waterfront In a hard fought race for the District 1 City Council seat, East Boston resident Lydia Edwards took the win over Stephen Passacantilli of the North End. Unofficial results show that Edwards won by 730…

Paul Heroux elected new mayor of Attleboro » WPRI ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) – State Rep. Paul Heroux has won the election for mayor of Attleboro, unseating seven-term incumbent Kevin Dumas, preliminary results show.…

Norman loses re-election bid in Barnstable » Cape Cod Times HYANNIS — Four new members of the Barnstable Town Council will be sworn into office Nov. 20, marking a significant turnover on the 13-member board.…

John Barrett III wins 1st Berkshire District state representative seat » Berkshire Eagle Democrat John Barrett III, a 26-year mayor of North Adams, will be the next 1st Berkshire District state representative after winning Tuesday's election in a decisive victory. The final vote was 4,733…

Tax policy offers fertile ground in Mass. for US Senate race » Worcester Telegram U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl has put his campaign's effort into a bid to lower the state's 6.25 percent sales tax and he thinks Congress should preserve state and local tax deductions in its plan…

Dems hold Haverhill, Western Mass. seats; McGee, Heroux win mayoral contests » The Salem News Democrats in Haverhill and North Adams won open House seats Tuesday and legislators unseated incumbent mayors in Attleboro and Lynn, clearing the way for another pair of special elections.…

Thomas McGee rolls to victory in Lynn mayor's race » ItemLive.com State Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) swept every precinct in the city on his way to defeating two-term Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy Tuesday night.…

Vargas wins special election for 3rd Essex District » Eagle Tribune The world was a different place in 1990.…

Lowell Opposes High School Plan That Would Use Tewksbury Land » Somerville Patch Lowell voters favored renovating the city's downtown high school over building a new one by nearly two-to-one in a nonbinding referendum question in Tuesday's election. They also overwhelmingly suppor…

At-large race: Holmgren, Cox in; Orlando, Ciolino out » Gloucester Daily Times Gloucester's voters Tuesday returned two councilors-at-large to their seats on the city's legislative body.…

Democrats Win Both Races for Governor » Governing The party unexpectedly won Virginia with a comfortable margin and flipped the seat now held by Republican Chris Christie in New Jersey. But the question remains: What does that mean for 2018? …

Chalifoux Zephir topped Item-area Senate results in initial preliminary voting » Worcester Telegram Susan Chalifoux Zephir, of Leominster, topped balloting for the Democratic nomination Tuesday, Nov. 7, for the Worcester and Middlesex State Senate district seat in the Item readership area, as result…

Heroux saw victory coming » The Sun Chronicle When Paul Heroux first started campaigning for mayor, he said the reception he received was so positive, he figured all he had to do to win was to avoid mistakes.…

UPDATE: St. Hilaire undecided on recount in Beverly » The Salem News Ten votes was enough to mint Tim Flaherty an at-large city councilor and force sitting councilor Matt St. Hilaire to consider whether or not he should call for a recount.…

Bill Carpenter wins third term as Brockton mayor » Wicked Local Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter got two more years on Tuesday, defeating political newcomer Jimmy Pereira in the citywide election.…

Candidates spell out goals, share experiences at Democrat forum » Wicked Local Brookline

2017 Springfield election results » WWLP 22

Three Chicopee men in their early 20s will serve on City Council, School Committee after election upsets » MassLive

Mayor-elect in Attleboro won't be resigning his House seat » Worcester Telegram

Public Health

Bill highlights friction between athletic trainers, physical therapists » State House News Service If a wrestler at Springfield College gets a concussion during a match or practice, athletic trainer Brett Winston can treat him.…

Zonta Club participates in Fall Conference » Wicked Local Malden The Zonta Club of Malden recently participated in the 69th annual Zonta District 1 Official Fall Conference, hosted by the The Zonta Club of Berkshire County.…

Public Safety

AG Healey and Rev. Walker discuss gun violence at Wellesley event » Wicked Local Wellesley In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, people from over 45 Massachusetts communities gathered at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley on Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss gun violence with Atto…

State Government

Constable story draws lawmaker's call for reform » WCVB A state representative is calling for action after a 5 Investigates' story showed how much authority constables can wield.…

Taxation

GOP tax plan would hurt affordable housing development in Mass., say experts » Lowell Sun BOSTON -- While Republicans in Washington, D.C., are planning to move quickly to advance their overhaul of the American tax code, voices from Massachusetts are calling for someone to apply the brakes.…

Transportation

City urges MBTA to maintain fencing along commuter rail corridor » The Somerville Times At the most recent regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen on Thursday, October 26, a resolution was put forward by Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston asking that the city urge the MBTA to maintain the …

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Yesterday's Late-Breaking News

Tufts Medical CEO quote inflames negotiations » Commonwealth Magazine

Senior home care advocates push back against Statehouse bill » The Recorder

Boston: House Unveils its Version of Criminal Justice Shakeup » 95.9 WATD

United States: Massachusetts Lawmakers Hear Testimony On Non-Compete Legislation » Mintz Levin

Tax policy provides fertile ground early in US Senate race » State House News Service

Thousands of Mass. immigrants on edge over legal status » Boston Globe

Hooley retirement triggers changes atop State Street » State House News Service

Massachusetts marijuana oversight board seeks $7.5 million budget » The Republican

Longmeadow to decide fate of recreational marijuana sales at tonight's Town Meeting » The Republican

Bedford says no to marijuana facilities » Wicked Local Bedford

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