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He once investigated pensioners who broke the rules on working in retirement. Then he accidentally became one. » Boston Globe

Families May Start Losing Shelter Coverage On Sept. 1 » State House News Service

A toll to drive downtown? As New York experiments, Boston watches » WBUR

Rejected Amendment Can't Hold Back Senate Toll Talk » State House News Service

What does potential fed shift on cannabis mean for states like Mass.? » Commonwealth Beacon

Abroad, Governor Healey and Mayor Wu talk climate change in harmony. At home, real change is messier. » Boston Globe

Police returned a fleeing patient to Tewksbury Hospital this week... for the fourth time » Boston Globe

MBTA will, finally, launch automated payment this summer » Boston Herald

Katherine Clark blasts Justice Alito for flags flown at his properties »

Editorial: Why a contested mayor’s race in 2025 would be a good thing » Boston Globe


RI: Lawmakers are focused on building more housing. What about protections for renters? » The Providence Journal

CT: Theraplant, Connecticut's first cannabis producer, subject of 'several' investigations » CT Insider

MD: Almost 6,000 Dead in 6 Years: How Baltimore Became the U.S. Overdose Capital » New York Times

OH: Ohio governor calls special session to ensure Biden gets on ballot » Washington Post

LA: Louisiana Lawmakers Vote to Make Abortion Pills Controlled Substances » New York Times

IL: Illinois General Assembly budget talks stall over sportsbook tax hike, retailer discounts » Chicago Sun-Times

MN: In bid to reduce wage gaps, Minnesota will require salary ranges on new job postings » Axios

TX: ‘The Patrón’: How Henry Cuellar and His Family Control Webb County, Texas » Notus

CO: Gov. Jared Polis rankles fellow Democrats with vetoes of wage-theft bill, other measures » The Denver Post

OR: At least 66 members of far-right group in rural Oregon standing for office » The Guardian

AZ: Newsom signs bill allowing Arizona abortion doctors to work in California » Politico

CA:California’s proposals to rectify past discrimination advance through senate » The Guardian

OR:Oregon voters oust progressive district attorney for police-endorsed challenger » The Guardian

WA:Massive wind farm proposal in Washington state gets new life from Gov. Jay Inslee » AP News

NY: War of words over NYC’s congestion pricing pits transit CEO against lawmakers »

FL: Florida men are taking over the GOP » Politico


U.S. Calls for Breakup of Ticketmaster Owner » New York Times

‘Ron, I love that you’re back’: Trump and DeSantis put an often personal primary fight behind them » Boston Globe

Some of Silicon Valley’s Most Prominent Investors Are Turning Against Biden » New York Times

Abortion clinics up the East Coast see longer wait times after Florida law » Washington Post

Trump’s Money Problems Are Becoming a Crisis for the Entire Country » The Atlantic

Biden’s Electoral College Paths Narrow » The Liberal Patriot

The Democratic War Room Against RFK Jr. » Vanity Fair

Birth control is becoming a fierce new political battleground » The Hill

Trump again praises authoritarian leaders at Bronx rally » Washington Post

Social media has a beef with birth control » Vox

"During Donald Trump’s rally speech it became clear what the two indicted alleged gang members were doing there—to endorse the Republican nominee for president. Both Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow were invited up on stage where they praised Trump and said they were supporting him for president. Trump complimented Sheff G on his gold teeth and remarked that he wished he had the same teeth."

Ron Filipkowski

Trump accepted endorsements from indicted gang members at his rally in the Bronx. Michael Williams (Sheff G) and Tegan Chambers (Sleepy Hallow) were arrested as part of a 32 defendant, 140 count criminal indictment.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges » WBUR

Battenfeld: Joe Biden turning to dangerous rhetoric to deflect from his own weaknesses » Boston Herald


Live Nation faces Ticketmaster lawsuit for allegedly monopolizing market: Massachusetts, with 4 venues, joins suit » Boston Herald

Mass. joins monopoly lawsuit against Live Nation » WBUR

Civil Rights

‘Going to be missed’: Viewers, contributors of GBH’s ‘Basic Black’ mourn show being taken off air » Boston Globe


Opinion: The Supreme Court is a potential threat to our democracy » Boston Globe


Here’s why Winchendon voted against funding its schools at Town Meeting » MassLive

Hundreds of Harvard students walk out of commencement ceremony in protest of Israel-Hamas war » Boston Globe

Boston University removes Myles Standish name from dorm, report says » MassLive

‘We’re kicking the can down the road’: Critics say BPS is slow-walking decisions on school closures » Boston Globe

At UMass Boston, graduates praised for their ‘indomitable spirit’ » Boston Globe

Hundreds walk out of Harvard commencement after 13 pro-Palestine protestors barred from graduating » Boston Herald

Addressing the barriers to youth civic engagement » Commonwealth Beacon

Silverglate: Harvard needs overhaul to restore reputation » Boston Herald

Harvard students walk out of commencement to protest encampment punishments » Axios

Boston Public Schools announces next steps in plan for closures » NBC Boston

Parents frustrated by lack of BPS planning » WGBH

Students walk out of Harvard commencement » WBUR


'Sharks are here now.' Whale, seal shark bites prompt warning off Massachusetts coast » Cape Cod Times

'Extraordinary' Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2024 » WBUR

Earth Matters: Biodiversity crisis in our backyard: The science behind saving habitat for wildlife » Gazette Net

Is Boston going to be underwater in our lifetimes? » Boston Globe

"Devastating" Speed Restriction Proposal Gains Momentum In D.C., Prompting Alarm On Nantucket » Nantucket Current

‘Hope I’m going to live that long’: Land conservation program leaves applicants in limbo » WBUR

'We know they're here'; White sharks lurking in Massachusetts waters, New England Aquarium warns » WCVB

‘Hope I’m going to live that long’: Land conservation program leaves applicants in limbo » WBUR


Group lobbies legislators for decaying home foundation relief » The Reminder

Editorial: The need for transfer fees to fund housing hasn't diminished » Boston Business Journal

Op-ed: Massachusetts’ Legislature must pass a housing bond bill — then go further » The Huntington News

Local agency helping individuals who don’t qualify for Right to Shelter law » News 22

Letter: Affordable housing is essential to America's well-being » Berkshire Eagle

Most of this city’s housing was built before World War II. What’s to be done about it? » MassLive

Human Services

Gov. Healey's sweeping veterans bill is one step closer to reality » WBUR


U.S. Senate Rejects Another Major Immigration Bill » State House News Service

From Haiti to Boston: A look at one migrant family’s long and dangerous journey » Boston Globe


Healey recommends three more pardons, including two against the advice of her advisory board » Boston Globe


Alarm Delayed Unanimous Senate Budget Vote » State House News Service

Local Government

Deerfield Planning Board OKs Hamshaw Lumber expansion » Gazette Net

Brunelle resigns from Holyoke School Committee » Gazette Net

'Era of opportunity': City Manager Eric Batista delivers State of the City address » Worcester Telegram

New Bedford City Council OKs city homeless camp 'discussion' without endorsing idea » South Coast Today


GOP silences McGovern over Trump remarks » Gazette Net

Opinion: Here’s how blue state voters can help the Democrats’ swing-state efforts » Boston Globe

‘Uncommitted’ Democrats look to make the most of their small contingent at convention to protest Gaza war » Boston Globe

'I won't be silent': McGovern defiant after he's ruled out of order in Congress » Worcester Telegram

Quincy official running for Norfolk County Register of Deeds. Here's a look at the race » Patriot Ledger

Public Health

Fatal opioid overdoses tied to workplace injuries, state study finds » Boston Globe

Public Safety

After gun scare, police union says Boston City Hall security ‘no match’ for armed assailant » Boston Herald


Our Opinion: Surtax's strong receipts raise hopes for key education, transit investments » Berkshire Eagle

Let’s just shut up about the ‘millionaires tax’ for a while » Boston Globe


Councilors oppose tolls to state border » The Eagle Tribune

MBTA Rolling Out Tap-To-Pay System This Summer » State House News Service

Some MBTA board members call for more funding » Commonwealth Beacon

‘Making investments in connections’ » Sentinel & Enterprise

Soon, T riders will be able to hop on the subway or bus with a tap of their phones or credit card » Boston Globe

Tap-to-pay finally coming to the MBTA » Axios

No CharlieCard required: MBTA rolling out new fare system this summer » WBUR


National Grid plans 5-year, $35B investment in New York, Massachusetts » Utility Dive

Water, sewer rates may rise in Amherst » Gazette Net

Vineyard Wind Readies Island Headquarters » Vineyard Gazette

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