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There could be a recount coming to the 3rd Congressional District. Here’s what would happen next. » Boston.com Only 52 votes separated 3rd Congressional District Democratic primary candidates Lori Trahan and Dan Koh Wednesday morning as a close-to-the-finish race inched toward an end. …

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration » The New York Times I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. …

Senate 2018: At Least for Now, the Elephant Endures » Sabato's Crystal Ball GOP maintains edge in race for upper chamber, but Democratic path to majority remains open …

Ayanna Pressley is hailed as a sign of the times » Boston Globe On Tuesday, she was viewed as an ambitious upstart, a charismatic Boston city councilor too antsy to wait her turn in politics but likely to do great things one day. …

Two Roger Stone associates to appear before Mueller grand jury Friday » ABC News Two past associates of President Donald Trump ally and veteran political operative Roger Stone are expected to appear before a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. on Friday in response to subpoenas…

Jockeying now likely for House and Senate budget posts » State House News Service Voters on Tuesday tossed Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez out of office, which means the House and Senate are on the verge of an unusual occurrence: having two brand new Ways and Means committee chairs at the sam…

5 States That Will Decide the House Majority » Roll Call Watch these states to tell if Democrats are having a good election night …

The Boston Globe apologized and replaced a photo of a Congressional candidate » Columbia Journalism Review AS ANY WOMAN WILL TELL YOU, sexism and gender stereotyping are not always overt—in life, or in the media. Take the recent treatment of Massachusetts Congressional candidate Brianna Wu, who call…

3rd District Race Poster Child for Rank Choice Voting » Blue Mass Group All the votes are apparently in for the 3rd District Congressional seat (oh, I mean the Dem nominee, but they are the huge favorite to win the general as we all assume). And the race will face a recou…

We’ve seen the future of Massachusetts politics, and it’s female » Boston Globe You’ll recognize that as Pressley’s campaign slogan, but it also should be the rallying cry of an entire movement, led by a formidable troika of Pressley, Maura Healey, and Michelle Wu. …

Charlie Baker win looking less solid » Boston Herald After a night of insurgent upsets, Gov. Charlie Baker is suddenly not looking so much like a shoo-in. …

"It's a clear rebuke to the speaker and it's clear that you need to be more aligned with the district than with the building,"

Representative Russell Holmes

Speaking about the election upsets of former representatives Jeffrey Sanchez and Byron Rushing.

News By Category
Business

Sturbridge jeweler takes heat for 'take a knee' billboard; Colin Kaepernick debate unfolds » Worcester Telegram The owners of a local jewelry store say they received death threats after a billboard advertising their business included a reference to NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of …

Gloucester auction house reopens after account freezing » Undercurrent News Gloucester, Massachusetts’ largest seafood auction was cleared to resume operations Sept. 4 after the US Department of Labor unfroze its bank accounts, the Gloucester Daily Times reported. The …

$650M water park and resort proposed in Palmer » Worcester Telegram A development duo is proposing a $650 million water park and resort complex on 250 acres of forested hilltop that was once considered for a Mohegan Sun casino.…

Education

Boston schools expect some buses to roll late again on first day of classes » Boston Globe Amid negotiations for a new bus drivers contract, Interim Superintendent Laura Perille said Wednesday that she expects every school bus will be on the road Thursday for the first day of school in Bost…

Environment

Truro shark bite highlights communication limits » Cape Cod Times The state’s great white shark expert has urged town officials to improve communication at remote beaches in the aftermath of a swimmer being bitten Aug. 15.…

Halibut Point’s rocks draw many to Cape Ann park » Boston Globe To many, the term “state park” conjures images of deep forests and winding hiking trails, of mountains with snow-capped peaks.…

Gaming

What you need to know about the prospect of sports betting in Massachusetts » Boston.com

Judiciary

Charlie Baker proposes legislative changes on bail » Boston Globe

Baker bill would hold more defendants behind bars before conviction » Boston Herald

In wake of police officer killings, Gov. Charlie Baker unveils plan to fix 'loopholes' in criminal justice system » The Republican

Legislative

DeLeo: "Good night" for House Dems despite Sanchez, Rushing losses » Lowell Sun The shocking upsets of two prominent House Democrats Tuesday night is being called a strong rebuke of House Speaker Robert DeLeo's leadership, but the veteran House leader dismissed that narrative Wed…

Local Government

DiZoglio speaks in Salisbury » Newburyport News Democratic state Senate candidate Diana DiZoglio of the 1st Essex District will be the guest speaker at a Salisbury Democratic Town Committee community event Thursday.…

Worcester City Council committee OKs ballpark package » Worcester Telegram The proposed deal and financing package to bring the Pawtucket Red Sox to the city cleared its first local legislative hurdle Wednesday night, winning the approval of the City Council Economic Develop…

Finally, Althea Garrison will be a city councilor » Boston Globe It took years. Decades, in fact. But political gadfly and perennial election candidate Althea Garrison was all smiles as she set up shop in an Adirondack chair on City Hall Plaza Wednesday morning: Sh…

City agency seizes Brockton’s tallest building via eminent domain » The Enterprise The Brockton Redevelopment Authority’s Robert Jenkins said it marks the city’s first use of eminent domain since the 1970s.…

Three vie for Attleboro City Council slot » The Sun Chronicle Candidates for a city council seat left open by the resignation of councilor Julie Hall, who’s running for state representative, didn’t waste any time taking out their nomination papers …

Marijuana

CCC's environmental workgroup needs to focus on disposal, compostables » Dig Boston The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has put together a state-mandated Energy and Environment Workgroup to set environmental regulations for the industry. The group is chaired by Commis…

'Humble Bumble' pot case dismissed » Eagle Tribune Marijuana distribution charges against a store owner accused of gifting pot to her customers were dismissed in Lawrence District Court this week. …

Cannabis Control Commission offers 'equity' tips to Massachusetts cities and towns » The Republican

Opinion

Boston City Council, now a hot ticket » Boston Globe From her perch as one of four Boston at-large city councilors, Ayanna Pressley built a political resume and name recognition, then used them to topple incumbent congressman Michael E. Capuano in Tuesd…

The big loser in the primaries? Boston Mayor Marty Walsh » Boston Globe When Boston Mayor Marty Walsh backed Michael Capuano over Ayanna Pressley, he ended up — big time — on the wrong side of history.…

Ranked-choice voting to the rescue? » Boston Globe How’s this for ridiculous: Lori Trahan apparently won the agonizingly close Merrimack Valley Congressional Democratic primary, despite recording only 21.6 percent of the vote. The second-place …

Crazytown, USA: Have we finally reached peak Trump? » Boston Globe Have we finally reached peak Trump? That sounds less like a question and more like a plea for mercy in light of Bob Woodward’s damning new 448-page chronicle of a White House in crisis. Woodwar…

Howie Carr: Mike Capuano was dead man walking » Boston Herald Mike Capuano never had a chance. Of course hindsight is 20-20, but his only real shot at an 11th term in Congress was to go negative on Ayanna Pressley, the Boston city councilor who is not exactly be…

Three Ideas To Improve Voting In Massachusetts » WGBH The Massachusetts primaries were a success — if by “success” you mean there was no obvious Russian interference, there were enough ballots for everyone, and none of candidates came …

Wishes for change propel women’s political wins in Massachusetts » Boston Herald Get it, girl! Massachusetts women rocked and shocked the old boys’ network when they beat out their male rivals for powerful political posts during Tuesday’s primary election.…

Politics

In challenge to Charlie Baker, Jay Gonzalez trying to capture primary enthusiasm » Boston Globe Taking to the stage at Wednesday’s Democratic Party “unity” rally, Jay Gonzalez, the gubernatorial nominee, said that an anti-incumbency wave was sweeping the Bay State, like the na…

2018 Primary Election Results: Lawrence » Eagle Tribune These are unofficial results from a selection of races across Massachusetts and the Merrimack Valley. Polls will close at 8 p.m. EST and results could still be rolling in past midnight.…

Jo Comerford wins Massachusetts senate seat held by former Sen. Stanley Rosenberg » The Republican Jo Comerford, one of three write in-candidates for the Hampshire-Franklin-Worcester County Senate District, has won the seat held by former Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, according to the Associated Press.…

Bristol Co. is best region for Gov. Baker's conservative challenger Lively » WPRI.COM Republican voters in Bristol County continue to be more aligned with the Donald Trump wing of the GOP than their counterparts in other parts of the Bay State.…

Gov. Charlie Baker on GOP U.S. Senate race: 'It's a secret ballot' » The Republican There's a contested Republican primary election to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but the state's most powerful Republican isn't saying who he voted for.…

As few as 52 votes separate Trahan, Koh after Third District race » Boston Globe The Third Congressional District’s 10-Democrat primary has been a race defined by its numbers. It’s only fitting that it could take two counts to decide the winner.…

Baker's Democratic challenger calls for outside cash limits » Boston Herald Democrat Jay Gonzalez launched his underdog campaign against Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday by asking the incumbent to sign an agreement limiting the impact of outside groups and money in …

Heading into the midterms, expect the polls to get it wrong » Boston Globe Pity the pollsters who keep getting things wrong. They didn’t expect Ayanna Pressley to best Michael Capuano in Tuesday night’s Democratic primary — polls showed Capuano with a co…

Ayanna Pressley’s message may be potent in Democratic Party » Boston Globe Tip O’Neill, who represented Cambridge, Somerville, and a swath of Boston wards decades ago, eventually rising to become House speaker and a national Democratic icon, famously said that all pol…

Trump supporters back ‘loyalist’ Scott Lively » Boston Herald Republican Trump supporters in Massachusetts spoke loud and clear on primary day, siding with a loyalist of the president for U.S. Senate and delivering a strong protest vote against Gov. Charlie Bake…

Boston philanthropist Jack Connors, a Democrat, will chair Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's re-election campaign » The Republican Boston philanthropist Jack Connors will be the chairman of Gov. Charlie Baker's re-election campaign, Baker announced Wednesday.…

Ayanna Pressley’s victory gives a win to Maura Healey » Boston Globe When Ayanna Pressley took the microphone Wednesday morning celebrating her upset victory, a panoply of top state Democratic leaders stood behind her, smiling and applauding.…

GOP Senate Candidates In Final Push For Nomination » WBUR It's primary day in Massachusetts and one of the races to be decided Tuesday is who will win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The winner will face Sen. Elizabeth Warren in November. On Monda…

Koh: Final Third CD outcome won't be known for days » State House News Service The two candidates separated by about 50 votes in the race for the Democratic nomination to Congress from the Merrimack Valley dug in their heels Wednesday, with one insisting she is the rightful winn…

Comerford wins Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester District with write-in campaign » Gazette Net With all the votes counted Wednesday morning, Jo Comerford notched a decisive victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election for the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester District Senate seat.…

Republican candidate Cruz set to face Brockton Dem DuBois » The Enterprise

Geoff Diehl sneers as Elizabeth Warren cheers for Kavanaugh protesters » Boston Herald U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s backing of protesters at Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings is drawing fire — including from her Republican rival who sa…

Dems to 'shoot for the stars' with gubernatorial ticket » State House News Service The race for governor between incumbent Charlie Baker and Democratic nominee Jay Gonzalez got out of the gate quickly Wednesday with the Republican governor and a pro-Baker super PAC going on air imme…

Will 52-vote lead spur recount for 3rd Congressional District race? » Lowell Sun With the 3rd Congressional District race remaining too close to call the day after the election and the potential of a recount looming, prospective winner Lori Trahan doubled down on her claims of vic…

Ballots Sealed In 3rd District As Vote Is Too Close To Call » WBUR All of the votes -- 100 percent -- are in, but no clear winner has emerged from the race to win the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District.…

Ayanna Pressley reflects on 'surreal' moment after upset victory over US Rep. Michael Capuano » The Republican The morning after Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley won an upset victory over 10-term Democratic Congressman Michael Capuano, she delivered a passionate speech calling her win a "surreal, full cir…

Amore feels squeezed by Mass. election calendar » State House News Service In making the case for springtime primaries in Massachusetts, the Republican candidate for secretary of state is pointing to his own race.…

‘This is the first wave of an invasion’ » Politico Channeling their anger, progressives are staging their own tea party-style revolt.…

Brookline elects Tommy Vitolo for State Rep. » Wicked Local Brookline On Sept. 4, Brookline voters elected Tommy Vitolo, who defeated Rebecca Stone, 3,884-3,085, according to unofficial election results released from the Town Clerk's office. …

Cullinane again rebuffs Lacet, this time by 467 votes; Miranda tops the ticket in 5th » Dorchester Reporter Voters in the 12th Suffolk district chose to re-elect incumbent state Rep. Dan Cullinane over his repeat challenger, Jovan Lacet, on Tuesday, while Roxbury activist Liz Miranda scored a decisive prima…

Speeches highlight big differences between Baker, Gonzalez » Commonwealth Magazine Very different visions on taxes, health care, the MBTA …

The Bay State Trump bump » Commonwealth Magazine President a factor in state GOP primary …

The Best Reactions to Ayanna Pressley’s Stunning Win » Boston Magazine Even Diddy is sharing some love. …

Scott Lively's 'Surprising' Vote Totals Signal Some Mass. GOPers Will Align With The Far-Right To Ditch Baker » WBUR What's the difference between a Democrat and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker? …

Patrick advisors launch new PAC to support Dems » Dorchester Reporter

McMahon challenges Healey to three debates » State House News Service

It's Truschelli vs LaNatra for 12th Plymouth District » Wicked Local Kingston

An evening with state Rep. Wong scheduled » Wicked Local Saugus

Mass. High Court Upholds Ban On Corporate Campaign Donations » WBUR

Duff victorious but 'taking nothing for granted' » Gloucester Times

Public Health

Family of boy who drowned at Boston summer camp sues state » Boston Herald The parents of a 7-year-old Dorchester boy who drowned two summers ago while attending a city drop-in recreational program in South Boston has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the state Departme…

Public Safety

With Hodgson leading the way, sheriffs call for crowdfunding website to build wall » South Coast Today Standing with 44 sheriffs from 35 states in the blazing sun, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson announced a crowdfunding website to help “Build the wall” Wednesday during a Capitol H…

State Government

Jockeying on Beacon Hill likely for House, Senate budget posts » Wicked Local Voters on Tuesday tossed Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez out of office, which means the House and Senate are on the verge of an unusual occurrence: having two brand new Ways and Means committee chairs at the sam…

Transportation

Berkshire County said to need voice on state's transit task force » Berkshire Eagle

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