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The Iowa Caucus Is a Frontrunners' Nightmare » On the GOP side, it’s heavily evangelical and rural. On the Democratic side, it’s overwhelmingly white and liberal.…

Vineyard Wind backers commit to delayed project » State House News Service Vineyard Wind on Monday vowed that it will move forward with its $2.8 billion, 84-turbine wind farm project despite a new delay caused by the federal government, though the project will take shape on …

Harvard recommits $20 mil to affordable housing program » State House News Service "Our region's income disparity and housing affordability challenges have grown to crisis levels since our partnership began in 1999," Karen Kelleher, executive director of LISC Boston, said in a state…

Scaramucci says GOP should consider replacing Trump on 2020 ticket » Boston Globe Former short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Monday that President Trump is ‘‘giving people a license to hate’’ and called on Republicans to consider replacin…

Stacey Abrams’s Fight for a Fair Vote » The New Yorker As the 2020 elections approach, Abrams is leading the battle against voter suppression. …

Suffolk D.A. Rachael Rollins On The 'Methadone Mile' Arrests And More » WGBH Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins called for increased social services for people with substance use disorders following last week’s contentious ‘Methadone Mile’ police sweep.…

New Immigration Rule Could Affect Half A Million Mass. Residents » WBUR Non-cash benefits like enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, certain Medicaid programs and Section 8 housing subsidies, including the Housing Voucher Prog…

Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris’s controversial Michael Brown tweets, explained » Vox The tweets claimed a police officer “murdered” Michael Brown. But that’s not what investigators, including those from the Obama administration, concluded. …

Trump Jr.'s ties to MAGA world makes him a sought-after substitute for his father. » Politico Donald Trump Jr. will hold a series of fundraisers and events in the coming months for Senate Republicans running for reelection. And like his father, who prizes loyalty, he’ll be appearing for some…

Harry Reid: The Filibuster Is Suffocating the Will of the American People » New York Times Republicans over the past decade — knowing their policies are unpopular and that obstruction benefits them politically — perfected and increased the gratuitous use of the filibuster. Even routine …

Florida’s ‘broken’ Legislature: ‘Session too quick, term limits too short and lawmakers paid too little’ » Orlando Sentinel The brevity of the session makes Florida an outlier among large states – save for Texas, where its legislature meets only every other year. California, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Mas…

Lobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom » The Hill As businesses look for help dealing with new legislative and regulatory challenges, K Street is rushing to capitalize, highlighted this week by the highest-grossing firm, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schre…

The Day Jeffrey Epstein Told Me He Had Dirt on Powerful People » New York Times The overriding impression I took away from our roughly 90-minute conversation was that Mr. Epstein knew an astonishing number of rich, famous and powerful people, and had photos to prove it. He also c…

Hogan Lovells relocates Boston office » Boston Business Journal Global law firm Hogan Lovells US LLP has moved its Boston office to 125 High St. Its new two-floor home is just a stone’s throw from the law firm's prior digs at 100 High St., which Hogan had occupi…

“Count us as very worried,” said Joseph Aiello, chair of the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board. He later told Dalton: “Throw everything you’ve got at it. I can’t tell you how important it is to get this project on schedule, under whatever means and methods you can.”

Joseph Aiello, chair of the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board

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Seth Moulton wants New Hampshire’s vote — and for the state to change its ways » Boston Globe It doesn’t happen often on the campaign trail: A presidential candidate comes to the first-in-the-nation primary state and tells them what they are doing wrong.…

In N.H. this week, presidential candidates galore » Boston Globe If you’ve got a free afternoon or this evening this week — or are looking for an excuse to play hooky from work — the New Hampshire presidential primary offers a nearby opportunity to get out of…

New Hampshire Democratic voters say let Trump speak, activists say no » Boston Herald Anti-Trump activists are applying pressure to the arena where the president will speak Thursday, but the city’s Democratic mayor and voters on the street — honoring the Granite State’s tradition…

Ayanna Pressley tells Trevor Noah that Congress could save lives by passing gun control bills ‘tomorrow’ » Boston Globe Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley appeared on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Monday night to talk about President Trump, racism, gun control, and the state of Congress.…

Letter: Condemn Pressley’s comments about Kellyanne Conway » The Eagle Tribune There are so many negative articles about the Republicans, let's be fair and print this one.…

Lexington senator pushes for presidential tax return requirement » Wicked Local Lexington With legal challenges pending over a new California law requiring presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns to appear on the ballot, the sponsor of a similar bill in Massachusetts said the…

Business

Eagle Mill wants larger hotel across street; site plan could go back to drawing board » the Berkshire edge The massive redevelopment of the Eagle Mill project is about to get a little larger.…

Plan for 24-story tower riles Chinatown, Leather District » Boston Globe One of Boston’s biggest landlords wants to build an office tower on the edge of Chinatown and the Leather District. The neighbors are decidedly not impressed.…

Startup uses diamond dust to root out bogus products » Boston Globe There are a lot of counterfeit products out there — bogus designer clothing, fake auto parts, even phony aircraft components. But a Framingham company thinks it can put the forgers out of business, …

Living a low-waste life offers a business opportunity » Boston Globe On a recent afternoon, Sarah Levy picked up an empty pickle jar from a shelf in her storefront, sniffed it, and then suggested a customer fill it with soap. …

Cannabis

State's highest court rules that marijuana odor can be part of evidence for a search warrant » Boston Business Journal A new Supreme Judicial Court ruling could put increased pressure on illegal marijuana sales in the state, as regulators work to grow the legal market for the drug.…

Grafton selectman resigns to open marijuana facility » Worcester Telegram Bruce Spinney resigned from the Select Board on Monday, 24 hours before Spinney Enterprises Inc., of which he is listed as president, is scheduled to appear before the board to seek a host community a…

Neighbors concerned about proposed East Lynn pot shop » Lynn Daily News Item Neighbors aren’t too pleased with an Oregon-based company’s plans to operate a recreational marijuana store on Lewis Street. …

Domestic Relations

Growing old and back in the ‘bouncy house,’ more grandparents are raising grandkids » Boston Globe Six-year-old Cameron Williams bounded down the steep steps of the outdoor bleachers at Boston’s English High School on a sweltering evening. He paused, wide-eyed, to watch an adult kickboxing class …

Education

Southbridge schools: State-appointed receiver says much work remains » Worcester Telegram The public schools’ turnaround plan will be renewed for another three years, state-appointed receiver-superintendent Jeffrey A. Villar said recently.…

The Most Persistent Troublemaker In Massachusetts Classrooms? The Cellphone » WGBH In the fall of 2018, Milford High School Principal Joshua Otlin heard that teachers were losing the war against cellphones.…

Springfield handed court victory in alternative school case » The Republican Advocacy groups and students who say they’re being sent to in an inferior school because of mental health disabilities cannot continue their lawsuit against the city and the School Department.…

Environment

Trump admin weakens enforcement of Endangered Species Act » Boston Herald The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken enforcement of the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of reco…

Healey Plans To Sue Trump Administration Over Endangered Species Act Changes » WBUR As the Trump administration on Monday rolled out plans to change the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, Attorney General Maura Healey announced plans to sue over the move she said would dis…

Massachusetts Seeks To Ban Coyote Hunting Contests » New England Public Radio Wildlife officials in Massachusetts are looking to make organized hunting contests for coyotes and other animals illegal. …

Federal

The US military is run by guys from Boston » Boston Globe Something remarkable happened last week, but we are a peripatetic nation, trying to keep up with incessant tweets, natural disasters, and unnatural disasters, like mass shootings, that rob us of sleep…

Gaming

Encore Boston Harbor brawls prompt state investigations » Boston Herald A series of early morning brawls at the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett is now being investigated by the state Gaming Commission and the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.…

In 1st Year, MGM Springfield Has Little Impact On Most Neighborhood Businesses » WBUR As the MGM Springfield casino in Springfield was under construction a few years ago, several local retailers and restaurants said they got a lot of new business.…

Health Care

State expands Medicare savings for seniors » Newburyport News More low-income seniors will get a break on how much they pay for health care next year under a plan tucked into the state’s $43 billion budget.…

Easton toddler denied $2.1m gene therapy will now get it for free » Boston Globe A 2½-year-old Easton girl who was deemed ineligible for the world’s most expensive drug will get the $2.1 million medicine to treat her rare genetic disease, after all.…

America Has a Health-Care Crisis — in Prisons » Governing Privatization and years of inadequate resources have left the incarcerated population with abysmal medical care. …

Housing

Pine Street Inn’s Lyndia Downie on the organization’s pivot from shelter to housing » Boston Globe This year, the Pine Street Inn celebrates five decades of serving Boston’s homeless population. Its president since 2000, Lyndia Downie, has devoted her entire career to the inn. Under her leadershi…

Living little: Micro-lofts are coming to a Fall River mill » The Herald News An ongoing project underway on Anawan Street would renovate one of the city’s historic mill buildings and bring so-called “micro-lofts” to Fall River.…

Judiciary

Chapman release shameful. Lawmakers must act. » Boston Herald Wayne Chapman is free. On Friday, Chapman, 71, got up out of his wheelchair and climbed into the back seat of a Toyota Prius outside Middlesex Superior Court. Off he went.…

William Barr bashes Rachael Rollins-style prosecutors » Boston Herald Attorney General William Barr bashed progressive district attorneys taking office around the country, a group that includes Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins, by calling decisions to decline prosecutions “…

Legislative

Dykema to host annual Senior Picnic Aug. 21 » Community Advocate State Rep. Carolyn Dykema will host a celebration for senior citizens of the 8th Middlesex District Wednesday, Aug. 21.…

Political Notes: Cyr hires health care advocate as legislative director » Cape Cod Times State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, has hired Elizabeth Ganz to be the new legislative director and general counsel for his office.…

Rep. Haggerty Provides Legislative Update To Reading Residents » Brookline Patch I would like to take a few minutes to apprise you all on the efforts I have made as your State Representative these last several months. …

Local Government

Tempers flare at Fall River city council meeting after embattled mayor arrives » WHDH Tempers flared at a Fall River city council meeting Monday night when embattled Mayor Jaisel Correia stepped into the room.…

Politics

Lawrence cop to run for Methuen City Council » The Eagle Tribune A veteran Lawrence police officer is vying for a seat on the Methuen City Council to represent his fellow West District residents.…

Public Health

At the corner of grim and desperate: Boston neighborhood grapples with opioid crisis » Boston Globe I was appalled by the article “Spread of homeless rattles South End” (Page A1, Aug. 9). The reporting leans heavily toward the concerns of South End residents and how hard it is to have struggling…

Newmarket reflects a larger crisis for Boston and the nation » Boston Globe Boston is in crisis. The recent attack on an officer from the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay is indicative of a larger problem confronting all of Boston.…

One family has made their home a safe-injection site » Boston Globe Re “Safe injection sites are another tool on the path to recovery” by Cindy F. Friedman and Jeffrey N. Roy (Opinion, Aug. 9): I recently spoke with a mother whose son had started using fentanyl af…

Mosquitoes found in Deerfield test positive for West Nile virus » Gazette Net The state Department of Public Health has, for the seventh year, detected West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes in Deerfield, and the town is trying to advise people of how to protect themselves from il…

Public Safety

Lynn incident draws more scrutiny to controversial constables » WCVB The call to Lynn police came from a man who identified himself as an off-duty sergeant, according to a police report.…

State Finance

Saga of empty Cambridge courthouse tower enters a new chapter » Boston Globe Could this be the longest Beacon Hill has had to wait for a windfall in the history of state budget writing?…

Taxation

Massachusetts tax-free weekend 2019: What can you buy and beat the sales tax? » The Rpeublican Massachusetts’ tax-free weekend is Aug. 17 and 18, and shoppers have already been out searching for purchases they want to make without paying the 6.25% state sales tax.…

Transportation

T notes: Accelerated work means more closures on T » Commonwealth Magazine RESPONDING TO Gov. Charlie Baker’s urging to accelerate repairs even if that means more weekend and overnight closures, the MBTA announced a plan to step up work on the Red, Green and Orange lines.…

‘Count us as very worried’ about Green Line extension project, MBTA official says » Boston Globe MBTA officials said Monday they are concerned about keeping the $2.3 billion Green Line extension project on schedule after being told a key piece of it has fallen months behind.…

State revokes background clearances for 9 ride-hailing drivers in RMV scandal's wake » Boston Business Journal The state has revoked nine background check clearance certificates for drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft in wake of the scandal that's engulfed the state's Registry of Motor Vehi…

New Train Cars From CRRC Springfield Factory To Be On The Tracks This Week » WAMC New subway cars made at a factory in Springfield, Massachusetts will make a long awaited debut this week on the transit system in greater Boston.…

MBTA repair shutdowns could extend into 2020, weekdays » Boston Herald The T’s plans to shut down major downtown train stations for work on weekends this fall could extend into 2020 and even into weekdays — and it’s already infuriating straphangers.…

Now arriving: First new Orange Line cars in almost 40 years » Commonwealth Magazine SIX NEW MBTA Orange Line cars will enter service Wednesday, the first new cars in what will eventually be a complete replacement of the fleet that entered service around 1980.…

Caucus demands meeting with FAA chief to talk airplane noise » State House News Service The new administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration was sworn in Monday and he will find a letter from Congressman Stephen Lynch awaiting his attention.…

Green Line extension facing "schedule pressures" » State House News Service State transportation officials were hesitant to use the word "delay," but expressed concerns Monday that work on the Green Line Extension is running behind an internal target with about two years rema…

Newton rail station improvements cleared for design » State House News Service The MBTA advanced plans Monday to conduct major renovations at three commuter rail stations in Newton, targeting construction of platforms and accessibility improvements as key projects.…

Would ‘managed lanes’ make rush hours more manageable? » Boston Globe It is almost too easy to make fun of the state’s 157-page report on traffic congestion.…

How Pennsylvania's Transportation Secretary Is Shifting the Infrastructure Conversation in Her State and Across the Country » Governing Secretary Leslie Richards is trying to re-engineer the engineering process by making community engagement a top priority. …

The Wait Is Over: New MBTA Orange Line Train Goes Live on Wednesday » Boston Magazine The T is announcing some freshly built and tested cars will soon hit the tracks. …

MBTA Announces Upcoming Weekend Closures on Red, Green, Orange Lines » Boston Magazine There will be a disruption to service almost every weekend from September through December. …

Utilities

Charlton seeks more time to weigh in on LNG plant proposal » Worcester Telegram Town officials, who have missed the deadline to file objections to the proposed $100 million project to site a liquid natural gas plant on Route 169, heard Monday they may not get a second chance.…

Vineyard Wind vows to move forward despite fed hold-up » Commonwealth Magazine New timeline uncertain after delay from environmental review …

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