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Gonzalez prevails, promises "clear choice" in race against Gov. Baker » State House News Service Both Baker and Gonzalez looked poised to win by similar margins, each with roughly 65 percent of the vote in their respective party primaries with more than two-thirds of the votes counted, though the…

Was Tuesday the last stand of a political old guard? » Boston Globe The challenge to the status quo shouldn’t have come as a surprise, not at a time of so much political unrest nationally. But, while Massachusetts deserves its reputation for being progressive p…

Diehl targets Warren after winning U.S. Senate GOP primary » State House News Service Across the country, Republicans have made U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren a frequent and top target ahead of the 2018 midterms, with outside groups prepared to spend heavily to take out a darling of the le…

Voters oust high-ranking Reps. Sanchez, Rushing » State House News Service In a stunning rebuke to House Speaker Robert DeLeo and his leadership team, Ways and Means Chairman Jeffrey Sanchez and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing, both of Boston, lost their re-election …

Jo Comerford has commanding lead over Chelsea Kline in Hampshire-Franklin-Worcester Senate Democratic primary for seat vacated by Stan Rosenberg » The Republican NORTHAMPTON - Write-in candidate Jo Comerford had a commanding lead over Chelsea Kline in the Democratic primary for the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester District state Senate seat early Wednesday mo…

Rachael Rollins bests crowded field to win Democratic primary for Suffolk DA » Boston Globe Rachael Rollins, a former federal prosecutor who ran as a self-described progressive, won the Democratic nomination for Suffolk district attorney Tuesday night in a stunning win over four other candid…

Parkland dad: Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh snubbed my handshake » SunSentinel A gun-control advocate whose daughter was killed in the Parkland massacre says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ignored him and wouldn’t shake hands Tuesday during a break in a confirmatio…

Liberal groups knock Schumer’s handling of Kavanaugh nomination » Politico Progressive groups have a blunt assessment of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s work to defeat Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination: “You are failing us.” …

"I get it. It is a relief to have a governor who seems nice and isn't a crazy right wing extremist. With Donald Trump setting the bar so low, nice and not crazy seems pretty good. But it's not good enough. Not for us."

Jay Gonzalez

Speaking about Governor Charlie Baker.

News By Category
Business

Staples makes its move to acquire smaller office retailer » Boston Globe Staples Inc. made a major move on Tuesday to pull off its biggest acquisition since its play for Office Depot fell apart due to antitrust concerns two years ago.…

Education

MCLA Opens Year With Plans to Enhance Programming, Raise Visibility » iBerkshires Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is welcoming just over 400 incoming students this year — but it wants more. …

82-Year-Old Law Requires Mass. Taxpayers to Fund Private School Transportation » WGBH These days stark lines are drawn between public and private schools, but the boundaries were much fuzzier in the 19th century, as more Catholics moved to the United States.…

WPI asks court to dismiss suit brought by major donor's ex-wife » Worcester Telegram Worcester Polytechnic Institute has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by a major university donor’s ex-wife, arguing that the woman doesn’t have legal standin…

Environment

ABC Disposal to begin rejecting bad recycling in New Bedford » South Coast Today ABC Disposal says it will begin rejecting any recycling cart in New Bedford that contains forbidden materials. A worker will get out of the truck, check each cart, and place a red “REJECTED 

Judiciary

What Brett Kavanaugh Means for States » Governing The Supreme Court nominee's legal vision could empower state governments on some issues but imperil their laws on others. …

Local Government

Questions emerge over water partnership legislation » Wicked Local Dennis The Dennis selectmen and finance committee Tuesday, Aug. 28 reviewed for the first time a draft of special legislation that would create the Dennis Harwich Yarmouth Clean Waters Community Partnership,…

Medford residents turn out in force for Massachusetts primary » Wicked Local Medford

With Ayanna Pressley likely leaving the City Council, Althea Garrison may finally have her chance » Boston Globe Althea Garrison wasn’t on anyone’s ballot on Tuesday, but Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s stunning victory over Representative Michael Capuano pushed Garrison closer to a …

Marijuana

Tensions within pro-pot community grow as industry takes root » Boston Business Journal A week before one of the first cannabis industry job fairs in the state, a large marijuana advocacy group announced it would be withdrawing from the summer event.…

Opinion

Howie Carr: Charlie Baker spends big » Boston Herald Many years ago, in West Virginia, Arch Moore was running for governor against a carpet­bagging Democrat named Jay Rockefeller, and of course Rockefeller had more money than God. But somehow he coul…

Kaepernick backlash: Burning your Nikes instead of confronting racism » Boston Globe White supremacy is a hell of a drug. It makes people forsake their God and their country. It elevates hypocrisy to a level once reserved for hallowed beliefs.…

With Pressley’s win, a political earthquake in Massachusetts politics » Boston Globe Capping off an improbable rise from the Boston City Council to the threshold of Congress, Ayanna Pressley made history Tuesday night by defeating Representative Michael E. Capuano in a closely fought …

Attacks on free press show journalism is effective check on government » Boston Globe This is a moment of great pride and great peril for American journalism. The democratic foundation set in place by our Founding Fathers is being tested, and an institution they protected with the very…

Was Tuesday the last stand of a political old guard? » Boston Globe With just 12 hours to go before the polls opened on Tuesday, Ayanna Pressley rallied her volunteers for one last pep talk at her headquarters in Jamaica Plain.…

Howie Carr: Geoff Diehl has done more for than Liz Warren » Boston Herald In the Senate race, the fake Indian wants to boil it down to two words: Donald Trump.…

Other

Justices tease out nuances in Berkshire Museum appeals case » Berkshire Eagle Very interesting issues." That was one justice's heartfelt — but noncommittal — observation.,0,,,0,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,,,12,0,2018-09-05 09:34:44,1780,, 149105,1,2018-09-05 00:00:00,http://www…

Politics

Third District race remains too close to call » Boston Globe At his own election night party in Andover, Koh did not concede and told supporters that votes were still being counted. “Unfortunately, we won’t have any resolution tonight,” he sa…

Elizabeth Warren, Geoff Diehl agree to three debates » Boston Globe Now that the GOP primary has settled who she will face in November, US Senator Elizabeth Warren is getting down to the business of debates.…

'Change can't wait' — Voters pick Pressley over Capuano » Dorchester Reporter Dorchester's own Ayanna Pressley will leave the Boston City Council next year for a new desk in a bigger chamber: She has stunned the state's political world today by upsetting longtime Congressman Mi…

It’s lonely here at the polling place » Boston Globe It’s mid-morning Tuesday at the Milton Council on Aging, polling station for the town’s 2nd and 4th precincts.…

Heated secretary of state primary ends with Galvin topping Zakim » Boston Globe Secretary of State William Galvin fended off his fiercest challenge in more than two decades Tuesday, defeating Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim in what had been an unusually heated primary battle for…

Lynn’s Capano wins Democratic primary for 11th Essex state representative » Lynn Daily News Item Lynn City Councilor Peter Capano has won the Democratic primary for 11th Essex state representative and will run unopposed for the seat in November.…

The general election is here. Need proof? Check out your TV. » Boston Globe A national Republican super PAC has launched a new ad in support of Governor Charlie Baker, part of a multi-million dollar effort to boost the incumbent as he begins his general election campaign agai…

Newcomer Hendricks topples Koczera in 11th Bristol » South Coast Today Political newcomer Chris Hendricks upset 30-year incumbent Robert Koczera to win the primary for state representative Bristol’s 11th District Tuesday.…

Harrington Claims Victory in Tight District Attorney Race » iBerkshires The race for the district attorney post turned into long slog into the evening as incumbent Paul Caccaviello attempted to fend off prime challenger Andrea Harrington. …

Denise Garlick re-elected as Needham’s state representative » Wicked Local Needham Needham residents re-elected Denise Garlick of Needham on Tuesday to serve as their state representative for the next two years, defeating 23-year-old challenger Ted Steinberg, also of Needham.…

2018 Massachusetts Primary: 17th Worcester District live election results (Loosemore, LeBoeuf and Gemme) » The Republican Three Democratic candidates are vying to become the state representative for the 17th Worcester District.…

Ayanna Pressley Upsets Capuano in Massachusetts House Race » The New York Times Ayanna Pressley upended the Massachusetts political order on Tuesday, scoring a stunning upset of 10-term Representative Michael Capuano and positioning herself to become the first African-American wo…

State Rep. Jose Tosado defeats Mark Kenyon in 9th Hampden District Democratic primary » The Republican State Rep. Jose F. Tosado breezed to victory in Tuesday's 9th Hampden District Democratic primary, defeating first-time candidate Mark A. Kenyon on a sweltering day with low turnout.…

Andrea Harrington wins District Attorney primary race in a squeaker » the Berkshire edge There were few surprises in today’s primaries both regionally and statewide — with one huge exception.…

Palfrey To Face MA Lt. Gov. Polito In November » WAMC Quentin Palfrey has won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor in Massachusetts, ending comic Jimmy Tingle's bid to shift from political humor to political office.…

Primary Day: Cape Cod Voters Head to the Polls » Cape Cod Online Cape Cod voters have a couple of local contested primary races in today’s election, in addition to several statewide contests.…

2018 Massachusetts Primary: Suffolk County District Attorney live results for top prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop » The Republican Five Democratic candidates are vying to be the next Suffolk County District Attorney.…

Looking at the Election:After Months of Campaigning, Congressional and DA Races Move to the Voters Sept 4 » Chelsea Record In presidential campaigns, the swing state is always Ohio.…

Primary wins appear to seal seats for nine Democrats » State House News Service

Weymouth polls are open for state primary election » Wicked Local Weymouth Weymouth’s 12 polling stations opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 4, and will remain open until 8 p.m. …

After a year-plus of build-up, 3rd District decision day is here » Lowell Sun In the 392 days since U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas announced she would not seek re-election after more than a decade in office, the 3rd Congressional District has seen close to 20 different candidates vying…

Primary voters go to the polls today » Worcester Telegram A day after many of them marched in Marlboro’s Labor Day Parade, candidates in local and state elections square off in primary elections Tuesday.…

2018 Massachusetts Primary: 3rd Congressional District live results for seat held by Niki Tsongas » The Republican After U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas announced she would not be seeking re-election, the crowd vying to take her seat in Congress grew and grew fast.…

Voter Turnout Steady Around the Island for State Primary » Vineyard Gazette With two local races attracting voter interest, town clerks and poll workers around the Island were reporting steady turnout Tuesday for the state primary.…

Five keys to the primary election » Commonwealth Magazine NEWCOMERS OR INCUMBENTS? Several races feature contests between incumbents with seniority and power versus newcomers who represent change. In most of the cases, the change isn’t about ideology …

Quentin Palfrey defeats Jimmy Tingle in Democratic race for Massachusetts lieutenant governor » The Republican Quentin Palfrey defeated Jimmy Tingle on Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee for Massachusetts lieutenant governor in 2018.…

Northboro Goes For Lovvorn, Diehl: Primary Election Results 2018 » Framingham Patch Voters turned out for the Massachusetts state primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 4, electing state representatives, state senators, U.S. Congress members, councillors and other state positions.…

Local results for the primary election » Worcester Telegram Results are in from area towns, with some counting slowed by sticker or write-in candidates.…

Pressley beats Capuano after 'people-powered' campaign » Worcester Telegram Ayanna Pressley faced a steep road to victory, but the Boston city councilor successfully convinced Seventh District Democratic primary voters it was time for a change and to oust 10-term incumbent Co…

Brookline's Tommy Vitolo Wins Democratic Primary For State Rep » Framingham Patch After nearly 10 months of campaigning, shaking hands and kissing babies, Brookline Town Meeting member Tommy Vitolo won the Democratic primary by about 54 percent of the vote, according to the early u…

Third District race remains too close to call » Boston Globe In a race that long ago ditched clarity, the Third Congressional District’s Democratic primary dragged into early Wednesday morning, with two candidates knotted in a too-close-to-call race in t…

BREAKING: 21 Percent of Framingham Participated in the Election Today » Framingham Source More than 21 percent of Framingham participated in the state primary election today, according to unofficial results from the City Clerk’s office. The City Clerk’s office numbers have 8,…

Neal prevails over Amatul-Wadud in 1st Congressional District » Gazette Net Longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Richard Neal won re-election Tuesday night yet again, defeating political newcomer Tahirah Amatul-Wadud in a race that drew national attention.…

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan wins second term » The Metro West Daily News Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan won a second term Tuesday, defeating fellow Democrat Donna Patalano.…

Andover's Barry Finegold wins state Senate primary » Lowell Sun Dracut's Mike Armano carried the vote in his hometown, but ultimately lost the Democratic primary for the 2nd Essex and Middlesex senate seat to former state representative and senator Barry Finegold.…

Dan Carey wins 2nd Hampshire District Democratic state representative primary » The Republican Easthampton City Councilor Dan Carey beat two other Democrats in the primary election Tuesday for the 2nd Hampshire District state representative seat.…

Easthampton carries Carey to 2nd Hampshire victory » Gazette Net Dan Carey, 33, clinched the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Hampshire District Tuesday night with 45 percent of the vote. …

Galvin cruises past Zakim after heated campaign » State House News Service Secretary of State William Galvin emerged victorious from his first primary challenge in a dozen years, defeating Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim to win the Democratic party nomination on Tuesday.…

Pledging to 'aim high,' Jay Gonzalez accepts Democratic nomination for Massachusetts governor » The Republican Pledging to "aim high" and look out for the "little guys," Jay Gonzalez accepted the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday night. …

Rep. Garry cruises to November general election » Lowell Sun Rep. Colleen Garry cruised to victory against primary challenger Sabrina Heisey, beating the left-leaning challenger with 3,970 votes to Heisey's 1,438.…

2018 Dedham Election Primary Results » Framingham Patch If you were expecting any surprises in Dedham during the 2018 primary election, you were surely disappointed. As expected, Republican Governor Charlie Baker soundly defeated Scott Lively in his bid f…

Pressley leads changing of the guard » Commonwealth Magazine CHANGE HAMMERED ON US Rep. Michael Capuano’s door at about 9:15 Tuesday night after making the rounds at a few other stops. It couldn’t wait.…

2018 Massachusetts primary election results: Hampden County Register of Deeds (Coakley-Rivera vs Ashe Jr.) » The Republican Democratic opponents for the Hampden County Register of Deeds race threw themselves into a final gauntlet of handshakes and push for votes headed into the primary election on Tuesday.…

Trahan with edge amid late-night 3CD vote-counting » State House News Service It was only fitting for the wide-open contest among Democrats -- at times a baker's dozen of them -- to succeed U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas in Congress to be the narrowest in the state Tuesday night.…

Progressives Set New Tone In Historically Blue Massachusetts » WGBH Those hoping that an insurgent Blue Wave will dislodge Republicans from control of the U.S. House of Representatives can take heart from a sea change in Massachusetts primaries Tuesday in which edgier…

Conservative attorney McMahon wins GOP Attorney General primary » State House News Service In choosing Jay McMahon of Bourne, Republican primary voters on Tuesday nominated a self-described "constitutional conservative" for attorney general, a veteran trial attorney who has corporate, law e…

Devers narrowly defeats Lantigua to regain 16th Essex House seat » Eagle Tribune Marcos Devers on Tuesday won back the state House seat he lost in 2016 after holding it for six years, fending off a strong challenge by a narrow margin from longtime rival and former Mayor William La…

UPDATED: Swampscott residents Charlie Baker, Anthony Amore win Republican nominations » Wicked Local Swampscott Swampscott residents Charlie Baker and Anthony Amore secured Massachusetts Republican Party nominations for governor and secretary of state in Tuesday's primary election, according to the Associated P…

Ayanna Pressley Will Become the First Black Woman to Represent Massachusetts in Congress » Boston Magazine She beat Mike Capuano in a daring Democratic primary battle. …

Here Are the Massachusetts 2018 Primary Results » Boston Magazine From Charlie Baker to contested House races, here's who won the primaries in Massachusetts. …

Bill Galvin Defeated Challenger Josh Zakim in a Feisty Democratic Primary Battle » Boston Magazine He will now face Swampscott Republican Anthony Amore. …

Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively Has Lost to Charlie Baker » Boston Magazine Lively has dedicated his life to exposing "the gay agenda." He got about a third of Republicans' votes. …

Voters hand defeats to two key members of DeLeo leadership team » Commonwealth Magazine Elugardo tops Sanchez; Santiago takes out Rushing …

Rollins rolls to big win in Suffolk DA race » Commonwealth Magazine Outsider Harrington topples Berkshire DA, Ryan reelected in MIddlesex …

Public Safety

Police chiefs eagerly await Charlie Baker bill on GPS bracelets » Boston Herald

State Government

Massachusetts to spend millions on election security - after November » Wicked Local Massachusetts has received millions of dollars in federal funding to bolster election security, but most of it will not be spent until after the November election.…

Transportation

Engineer: Long Island Bridge concrete won't hold up » Patriot Ledger Boston’s plans to build a new Long Island Bridge on top of existing 75-year-old concrete piers is “extremely unrealistic,” says a new report by a structural engineer hired by Quincy…

Utilities

Mass. Top Court Says Emission Caps Apply To Electric Cos. » Law 360 Massachusetts' highest court ruled Tuesday that electricity companies operating in the state are subject to caps on greenhouse gas emissions, hastening state policy goals on global warming for a secon…

Supreme Judicial Court upholds MassDEP's right to cap carbon emissions from power plants to fight climate change » The Republican The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday upheld the state's authority to mandate aggregate, declining greenhouse gas emissions from power plants to comply with a 2008 climate change law.…

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Recipe of the Week

HUSHPUPPIES

Chef Jason Cheek of Southern Proper

Ingredients

dry ingredients

  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 4 cups corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt

wet ingredients (mix in a blender)

  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 medium Spanish onion, roughly diced

Directions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Once wet ingredients have been blended add to the dry and whisk together.
  3. Allow batter to refrigerate for one hour before using. Scoop and fry in 350 degree oil. Once the dough has started to cook on one side, it will "roll" over to cook on the other side. Use a cake tester to check doneness.
  4. Remove, salt and use whatever dipping sauce you'd like. (Chef's note: I like to serve them with a little room temp honey butter.)

Press Releases

Partners HealthCare Launches New Center of Excellence » Partners Healthcare

How Can a 'Biological Opinion' Help North Atlantic Right Whales? » Conservation Law Foundation

Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator Program Awards 2018’s Top Cleantech and Energy Startups » Northeast Clean Energy Council

U.S. SETS NEW RECORD FOR OIL PRODUCTION IN SEPTEMBER MEETING VIRTUALLY ALL GLOBAL DEMAND GROWTH » Mass. Petroleum Council

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing » MassDOT

How Small Businesses Can Sell Products on Amazon » National Federation of Independent Business

More than Two Dozen NFIB Members Are Running for Office Across the Country » National Federation of Independent Business

Lt. Governor Polito Hosts Roundtable on Dangerousness » Office of Governor Charlie Baker

Baker-Polito Administration Further Expands Access to Opioid Reversal Medication » Office of Governor Charlie Baker

Warren, Markey Query Columbia Gas On Uninhabitable Homes Following Merrimack Valley Disaster » Office of Senator Ed Markey

Senator Markey Commends MassDOT Commitment to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing » Office of Senator Ed Markey

Senator Markey Urges FDA to Deny Approval of Powerful Opioid Dsuvia, Cites Warning of Committee Chair » Office of Senator Ed Markey

Senators Press for Full Disclosure of Trump Family Business Ties to Saudi Arabia » Office of Senator Ed Markey

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Suspending Military Aid & Sales to Saudi Government following Khashoggi Disappearance » Congressman Jim McGovern

McGovern Statement on Apparent Murder of Jamal Khashoggi » Congressman Jim McGovern

Educators' Voices Are Influential on Ballot Questions » Massachusetts Teachers Association

CLIMATE CHANGE WILL COST LOCAL BREWERIES, WINERIES » Climate Action Business Association


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