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11:00am Hampden Sheriff Nick Cocchi's Annual Summer Cookout & Golf Tournament

5:00pm Fundraiser for State Rep. Candidate Francia Wisnewski

6:00pm 3rd Congressional District Candidate Forum, UTEC Hub for Social Innovation, 15 Warren Street, Lowell

6:30pm Wayland Reception for Lt. Gov. Candidate Quentin Palfrey

6:30pm Medway Reception for Jay Gonzalez

Birthdays: Rep. Aaron Vega

Must-Reads

Galvin, Zakim trade verbal punches » Commonwealth Magazine There was no love lost between Secretary of State William Galvin and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim who squared off in a tense half-hour television debate on Tuesday evening, trading verbal punches …

Judge: Witnesses in Senate investigation into Stan Rosenberg can remain confidential » The Republican A judge has ruled that the identities of witnesses who spoke to Senate investigators about Bryon Hefner's alleged sexual misconduct can remain confidential.…

Progressive leaders rally behind Sanchez » Commonwealth Magazine FACING A FEISTY challenge from his political left, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez turned to progressive community leaders on Tuesday to vouch for his liberal bona fides, the latest sign that the chairman …

Democrats post night of firsts in Tuesday primaries » Politico Democratic voters selected a diverse array of history-making candidates in primaries across four states Tuesday, including nominating a transgender woman for governor of Vermont.…

L’Italien says $70,000 campaign loan came from account shared with her since-deceased mother » Boston Globe Under pressure to reveal the source of $70,000 she loaned her congressional campaign, state Senator Barbara L’Italien said Tuesday she pulled the cash from a joint account she held for decades …

A First in Connecticut, Political Outsider Wins Major-Party Nomination » Governing In a repudiation of the GOP's nominating process for governor, outsider Bob Stefanowski became the first petition candidate in Connecticut history to win a major party's nomination for statewide offic…

A midterm trend: women replacing men » Axios At least five men who currently occupy prominent offices will definitely be replaced by women after last night's primaries in Minnesota, Vermont, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. There are now at least 199…

“I think that if you start talking about boycotting something against elected officials, including the president, there’s not much stuff we’d be able to buy in the country.”

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

On Somerville Mayor Curtatone's criticism of Sam Adam's founder Jim Koch.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

‘People are terrified’: Trump staffers live in fear of Omarosa’s next tape » Politico A daily trickle of revealing internal conversations between staffers. Growing anxiety about what one might have once said. No sense of how long it will go on.…

Business

Suit against Berkshire Museum art sales to be argued before appeals court Sept. 4 » Berkshire Eagle Lawyers for the Berkshire Museum aren't quite done defending its art sales — even as those transactions near completion.…

Gov. Charlie Baker's signature ends Marblehead lawmaker's 10 year journey » Wicked Local A decade-long chapter in the legislative career of state Rep. Lori Ehrlich was closed when Gov. Charlie Baker signed the Economic Bond Bill. Tucked inside that bill was a noncompete agreement reform t…

Sen. Markey, in Worcester, boosts medical research, WooSox » Worcester Telegram U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., on a visit to the University of Massachusetts Medical School here Tuesday, made a pitch for continued research funding - and the Pawtucket Red Sox - to come to Wor…

Local farmers talk milk pricing, labor with Richard Neal » Gazette Net Congressman Richard Neal heard directly from farmers affected by federal policies as part of a tour Tuesday intended to help him understand the interests of those he represents.…

Amazon’s silence on HQ2 only stokes more speculation » Boston Globe

Environment

Lynnfield-Wakefield Delegation Secures $500,000 For Rail Trail » Framingham Patch Members of Lynnfield's and Wakefield's legislative delegation have successfully secured a $500,000 funding earmark for the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail as part of a $2.4 billion environmental bond b…

Federal

Inspector general to review TSA’s ‘Quiet Skies’ surveillance program » Boston Globe The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General will conduct an investigation into Quiet Skies, a domestic surveillance program in which federal air marshals follow US citizen…

Domestic violence to become separate crime under military law » The Republican Domestic violence will reportedly become a separate crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice when President Donald Trump signs the annual defense authorization act Monday at Fort Drum in New Y…

Gaming

Wynn misconduct probe winding down » The Salem News The Massachusetts Gaming Commission expects to wrap up its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino magnate Steve Wynn and the handling of those allegations by Wynn Re…

MGM's highway advertising plans curtailed as casino preps for opening » State House News Service MGM Springfield, the state's first resort casino, has been humming with activity in recent days as employees complete dry runs of gaming and entertainment operations ahead of the planned grand opening…

Health Care

Home health operator given jail time for stealing from MassHealth » Boston Business Journal The owner of a Boston-based home health agency has been sentenced to serve two to three years in state prison after defrauding Medicaid out of millions of dollars.…

North Andover Firm Ordered To Pay For Overcharging Opiate Addicts » Framingham Patch The North Andover-based Center for Psychiatric Medicine collected cash payments from its clients for Suboxone, even though the drug was covered by MassHealth, the state's Medicaid Program.…

Mass. General ranked fourth best hospital in the nation » Boston.com Massachusetts General Hospital has once again been identified by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top medical institutions in its annual hospital rankings.…

Labor

More than 50 local employers will seek new workers in a job fair for former NECCO employees » Lynn Daily News Item Nearly a month after the former employees of New England Confectionery Co. (Necco) abruptly lost their jobs, more than 50 employers in and around the city are offering them new ones.…

Legislative

Kane achieves perfect voting record » Wicked Local Shrewsbury State Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, achieved a perfect voting record during the 2017-2018 legislative session, participating in all 521 roll-call votes recorded in the House of Representatives betwe…

Achievement list dwindling as dust settles after late-session frenzy » State House News Service

Local Government

Prosecutors investigating Revere’s finances after parking meter money goes missing » Boston Globe Suffolk County prosecutors are investigating possible corruption in Revere’s parking meter system that may account for about $90,000 being missing, city officials said.…

Dudley official calls on Sen. Warren to 'be part of solution' on criminal justice » Worcester Telegram Selectmen have sided with their police chief in a rebuke of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., over her remark that the American criminal-justice system is “racist ... front to back.”…

Scituate selectman: Brown water a 'complicated situation' » Wicked Local Officials say they are doing everything they can to fix ongoing brown water issues in town, but that residents demanding an immediate solution will likely remain disappointed.…

A decade later, Marshfield Maritime Center unveiled » Patriot Ledger

Opinion

Graham: Bay State Democrats should reconsider run » Boston Herald A tip for my liberal friends about the 2020 presidential race: If you think the solution to your problem is a Massachusetts Democrat — you need to check your math.…

Editorial: Taking a stand on police » Boston Herald Our elected officials need to declare where they stand on law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole, and they need to do it now.…

Don’t back away from the hard truth, Senator Warren » Boston Globe DURING A RECENT APPEARANCE at Dillard University in New Orleans, Senator Elizabeth Warren offered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: it’s racist. . . . I m…

Our view: T needs to clear the air on garage problems » The Salem News The MBTA has made great strides in the past two years, delivering new subway cars, launching efforts to actually collect fares from all commuter rail passengers and, on Monday, proclaiming the end of …

Democrats miss memo on Year of the Woman » Boston Herald In the Year of the Woman, there’s a glaring gap in Massachusetts: Right at the top of the ticket.…

Chris Collins’ indictment is a wake-up call for reform of House rules » Boston Globe THE ARREST last week of Republican Chris Collins, a congressman from New York, exposed a gaping hole in the ethics guidelines in the House of Representatives. Unlike senators, the 435 members of the H…

Columnist Jackie Brousseau-Pereira: Elect women to change Legislature’s culture » Gazette Net

Politics

Here’s Charlie Baker’s first TV ad of the campaign » Boston Globe Governor Charlie Baker is launching his first TV ad of the election cycle Wednesday, a 30-second spot that trumpets his “bipartisan leadership,” heralds the state’s educational and …

Jay Gonzalez: Baker Is 'Dragging Massachusetts Backwards' » WBUR It's the last day to register to vote in the Sept. 4 state primaries. Gov. Charlie Baker is widely expected to win the Republican primary race against pastor Scott Lively.…

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker just unveiled his first TV ad in re-election bid » The Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's first television ad in his bid for another four year term is all smiles: Smiling children. Smiling supporters and Democrats. And of course, a smiling governor, as th…

Walsh is dropping into Iowa to campaign. And yes, he’s going to the state fair » Boston Globe Cream cheese- and bacon-stuffed pickles. A life-sized cow made of butter. Apple pie on-a-stick. The venerable Iowa State Fair, one could argue, has everything. And this year, that includes Martin J. W…

Sousa Hosting Governor Candidate Gonzalez Friday » Framingham Source Former Framingham mayoral candidate Priscila Sousa is hosting Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor Jay Gonzales at her small business on Friday night, August 17.…

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gonzalez visits Erving » The Recorder “One of the things I love about all of us — I’m going to just say I know this is true for everybody in this room — is that we have always believed we can overcome any challe…

Candidate Ryan discusses what a good DA does » Your Arlington Following a face-off in July between the two Democratic candidates for Middlesex district attorney, Marian Ryan and challenger Donna Patalano, the incumbent DA got s second chance to speak in Arlingto…

Senate, House races highlight state primary ballot » Wicked Local Canton Across Massachusetts upstart candidates in a number of races look to cash in on a frenzied national midterm season in the state’s Sept. 4 primary. The governor’s office, U.S. Senate and…

In strange twist, Scott Lively declares victory in Uganda LGBT lawsuit » Boston Globe Springfield pastor and long-shot Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively is declaring victory in his more than six-year fight in federal court against civil charges he conspired to deprive gay…

Sign outside Samuel Adams brewery protests CEO's remarks at Trump dinner » WCVB A resident near the famed brewery is making it known he's not happy with the Boston beer CEO's remarks at dinner for business leaders hosted by the president.…

No state dislikes Trump’s job performance more than Mass. » Boston Globe Note to Alan Dershowitz: The aversion to Donald Trump goes well beyond Martha’s Vineyard. Massachusetts ranks first in the nation for its dislike of the president’s job performance, a po…

Herman Cain delivers fiery speech, saying Democrats 'want to destroy our country,' as he stumps for Massachusetts US Senate candidate Geoff Diehl » The Republican Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain headlined a fundraiser for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl on Tuesday evening, delivering a fiery speech supporting President Donald T…

Galvin and Zakim’s first major debate in secretary of state race turned ugly - quickly » Boston Globe The first televised debate between Secretary of State William Galvin and his Democratic challenger, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, quickly turned into a rancorous battle between the longtime incumb…

Mayor Martin J. Walsh comes out against boycott of Samuel Adams beer » Boston Herald Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh came out against any boycott of Samuel Adams ale yesterday as Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and others vowed to never drink the Boston Beer Co. product again.…

WATCH: Galvin, Zakim Spar In First And Only Televised Secretary Of The Commonwealth Debate » WGBH Longtime incumbent Bill Galvin, who has served as the secretary of the Commonwealth since 1995, and his challenger, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, squared off during the first and only scheduled te…

Hawke endorses Baker and Polito » The Gardner News

The gloves are off in Secretary of State race » Commonwealth Magazine

Public Health

Gov. Charlie Baker, advocates celebrate signing of opioid bill to expand treatment in jails, hospitals » The Republican Gov. Charlie Baker joined people in recovery and behavioral health advocates on Tuesday to celebrate the signing of a major opioid bill that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for peo…

Baker says opioid bill a 'blueprint' for the nation » The Salem News After launching his re-election campaign over the weekend, Gov. Charlie Baker's first move on Tuesday after an official trip out of state to start the week was to draw attention to legislation that ai…

Governor Baker Signs Law Strengthens To State’s Education and Prevention Efforts, Expands Role of Recovery Coaches, and Improves Access To Opioid Treatment » Framingham Source

Governor’s Emergency Response to Opioid Crisis Talk Set for This Week » Cape Cod Today

Public Safety

Four more staties in OT scandal relieved of duty » Boston Herald Four more troopers have been relieved of duty in the state police overtime scandal, bringing to 46 the total number of staties sidelined by the review.…

Gov. Charlie Baker says he stands by Massachusetts State Police leadership » The Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday stood by the leaders of the Massachusetts State Police amid growing scandals there.…

Gun owners group blasts 3D weapons ban » The Salem News A gun owners group is criticizing a directive by Attorney General Maura Healey that outlaws 3D plastic guns in Massachusetts, accusing the Democrat of spreading "misinformation" and using the issue to…

State Government

Polito visits Groton, Shirley to tout MassWorks » Lowell Sun

AG offers refresher course on open meeting law » South Coast Today

Taxation

Massachusetts Short-Term Rental Bill Hangs in Limbo » Wicked Local Weymouth At the end of July, Massachusetts lawmakers approved short-term rental regulations that include registration, tax collection, and a state-wide public registry of licensed rentals. The senate approved …

Transportation

Arlington, Somerville Officials Push For Alewife Solution » Framingham Patch Arlington state senator Cindy Friedman and state representative Sean Garballey joined Somerville state senator Patricia Jehlen in testifying before the MBTA's Fiscal Management and Control Board Monda…

After concrete crumbles on car in Alewife MBTA garage, Gov. Charlie Baker maintains it's 'structurally sound' » The Republican Hours before he planned to tour something new (a mock-up of a Red Line train car), Gov. Charlie Baker had to answer questions about something old (the Alewife station garage).…

Baker-Polito administration, transportation officials reveal Red Line vehicle mock-up » Sampan Today Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, CRRC leadership, and more viewed a mock-up of the new Red Line car…

Bill pushes petition for OUI hardship license » Boston Herald A bill filed with lawmakers after the close of the session would let people facing their first drunken driving accusation apply for a hardship license instead of facing an automatic suspension that je…

MBTA Riders Can Check Out A Nearly Life-Size Mock-Up Of Future Red Line Cars At City Hall » WBUR A nearly life-size model of new train cars for the MBTA Red Line was unveiled Tuesday at City Hall Plaza, where the spiffed-up Red Line car will be on display through Thursday.…

Massport CEO who oversaw Seaport building boom says he will step down » Boston Globe The Massachusetts Port Authority’s chief executive, Thomas P. Glynn, plans to step down in November, ending a six-year tenure in which he oversaw a dramatic surge in international flights at Lo…

Planned work on Bourne Bridge shifted to 2019 » Cape Cod Times Work on the Bourne Bridge originally planned for the fall is being shifted into next year, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.…

Bird shuts down flock of local scooters in 'show of good faith' » Boston Business Journal

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Recipe of the Week

Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6, five-ounce fillets of cod
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound chorizo
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup olive oil, split into 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup cooked northern white beans
  • 1 pound winter greens (collard, swiss chard or kale)
  • 6 leaves of basil

Directions

  1. Lightly salt both sides of cod fish fillet, place onto plate and refrigerate for one hour to allow cod to slightly cure. This prevents cod from flaking apart when cooking.
  2. Thinly slice chorizo and reserve.
  3. Remove top from bell peppers, remove seeds and thinly slice peppers to make rings. Place one half of bell peppers in a 1 quart sauce pan with one half cup olive oil and three tablespoons water.
  4. Cover and simmer for approximately twenty minutes until peppers are soft.
  5. Remove, cool slightly and place pepper mix into a food processor, puree and season to taste (this creates the pepper oil).
  6. In non stick sauté pan, heat half of the remaining oil to smoking point, add cod fillets and quickly sauté until golden brown.
  7. Remove the cod and place onto cookie sheet with wax paper.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. While the oven is preheating, add remaining raw peppers to the same pan you used to cook the cod and sauté until tender, season to taste.
  10. In separate sauté pan, add remaining olive oil and over medium heat, sauté washed winter greens until tender. Add white beans, chorizo and season to taste.
  11. Place cod in oven and finish cooking for approximately five minutes.
  12. To assemble, place greens, chorizo and bean mix on center of plate. Place cod over greens and spoon on pepper oil around edge of plate. Garnish with basil, cooked sliced peppers and serve.


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