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10:00am Department of Environmental Protection Public Hearing: Draft 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan, MassDEP Boston Office, One Winter Street, Boston

10:00am Mass. Building Trades Helmets to Hardhats, Grand Staircase, State House, Boston

10:45am Mass. Medical Society Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest Ceremony, Great Hall, State House, Boston

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Full Formal Session

2:30pm Department of Revenue Public Hearing, 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Room A, Boston

Must-Reads

A Better City calls for $50B in new transportation revenue over 20 years » Boston Business Journal A Better City suggests in a new 16-page report, Massachusetts leaders should commit to raising and spending $50 billion on transportation over the next two decades, all with new revenue from a range o…

Ayanna Pressley endorses Elizabeth Warren for president » Boston.com “You’ve all heard about the senator’s plans, but here’s the thing: the plans are about power — who has it, who refuses to let it go, and who deserves more of it,” Pressley said in a video …

Poll shows strong opposition to 15-cent gas tax increase » Boston Globe A poll conducted for a labor-backed organization found that only 11 percent of voters supported adding 15 cents to the state’s gas tax, while 74 percent were opposed. The online poll of 600 likely v…

Senate Rolling Out Plan to Tame Drug Prices » State House News Service Sen. Cindy Friedman, an Arlington Democrat and the co-chair of the Committee on Health Care Financing, plans to unveil the bill at a press conference at the State House on Thursday, and leaders plan t…

Mayoral speculation swirls around Wu after strong election results » Boston Herald Michelle Wu’s strong first-place showing in Tuesday’s City Council election is fueling further speculation about a possible 2021 mayoral run — though Wu and Walsh continue to skirt questions abo…

Is Elizabeth Warren ‘angry’ and antagonistic? Or are rivals dabbling in gendered criticism? » Washington Post Over the past few days, two of the leading male candidates in the Democratic presidential primary race — Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg — have escalated separate lines of attack as they attempt to c…

Mega-Billionaire Bill Gates Doesn’t Want To Pay Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax » HUFFPOST “I’m not sure how open-minded she is,” Gates said, adding that he didn’t think she would “even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money.”…

Democrats extend their dominance of the suburbs, with an eye to 2020 » Washington Post New flashes of Democratic electoral strength Tuesday from the outskirts of Memphis, Cincinnati and Philadelphia to the neighborhoods of Northern Virginia marked an advancement of the party’s dominan…

Baker Defers to Belmont Dem's Thinking on Commuter Rail » State House News Service Will Brownsberger, the blogger, digs into policy too, and his writing about the limitations of expanding the commuter rail system caught the eye of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and an MBTA board memb…

Lawmakers Increase Criticism of ‘Opportunity Zone’ Tax Break » New York Times An article last month described how the financier Michael Milken, a longtime friend of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s, is among the investors who stand to benefit from the way the Treasury Depa…

Who We Are as Americans » Time magazine As the debate over impeachment and removal unfolds, the nation’s immediate and long-term future depends on whether Americans will be guided by reason rather than passion, fact rather than faith, evi…

How California Became America’s Housing Market Nightmare » Bloomberg Politics Simply put, bad government—from outdated zoning laws to a 40-year-old tax provision that benefits long-time homeowners at the expense of everyone else—has created a severe shortage of houses.…

“You’ve all heard about the senator’s plans, but here’s the thing: the plans are about power — who has it, who refuses to let it go, and who deserves more of it,” Pressley said in a video released by Warren’s campaign. “For Elizabeth and me, the power belongs in the hands of the people.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Officially endorsing Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primary.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Trump’s chats with Roger Stone loom over trial’s opening » Politico The prosecution didn't accuse the president of a crime, but did allege he was in direct contact with Stone as the GOP operative sought information about hacked emails.…

Facing Investigation, Giuliani Needed a Lawyer, but Firms Stayed Away » New York Times But at least four prominent attorneys declined for various reasons, according to people familiar with the matter. They included Mary Jo White, who also once led the United States attorney’s office f…

Joe Biden: An Anti-Endorsement » The Nation His long record of poor judgment and cozying up to bankers make him the wrong candidate to take on Donald Trump.…

We can’t wait for politicians to heal our fractured nation » Boston Globe “Stop the world, I want to get off!” That popular cry from the 1960s may have fresh appeal in 2019, when so many of us despair at the deep political and cultural divisions that are tearing apart o…

Who will win New Hampshire? Ranking the Democratic primary candidates with less than 100 days to go » Boston Globe If the New Hampshire Democratic primary were held today, who would win? When the Globe set to answer that question in September, former vice president Joe Biden reigned supreme, in a top tier with Sen…

Bill Gates isn’t sure how ‘open-minded’ Elizabeth Warren is » Boston Globe Microsoft founder Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world with a net worth over $100 billion, thinks wealth taxes like Elizabeth Warren’s go too far. But he hasn’t spoken with her about it…

Ayanna Pressley Broke With "The Squad" To Endorse Elizabeth Warren For President » BuzzFeedNews Rep. Ayanna Pressley is endorsing Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president, breaking with the other members of “the Squad” who backed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign last month.…

Rep. Stephen Lynch Worries Impeachment Inquiry Could 'Backfire' For Dems Come Election Day » WGBH Rep. Stephen Lynch said Wednesday he’s concerned that pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump could hurt Democrats in the 2020 election.…

On Closing The School-To-Prison Pipeline For Good » Essence BY SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN Recently, footage of a school resource officer violently apprehending an 11-year-old black girl hit our social media feeds. That video highlighted the unfortunate reality — …

Ayanna Pressley Just Endorsed Elizabeth Warren » Boston Magazine She's the only member of the Squad to go for the Massachusetts senator.…

Pressley Endorses Warren's Presidential Bid » WBUR U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is endorsing U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential bid, calling her fellow Massachusetts lawmaker a "bold, compassionate leader."…

As First Lady Visits Boston Medical Center, Some Protest Outside The Hospital » WBUR More than 100 people — mostly Boston Medical Center employees — gathered outside the hospital to express their support for patients and criticize a visit from first lady Melania Trump on Wednesday…

Neal, Mnuchin Discussed Trade, Infrastructure Plan » State House News Service The idea of Congress and the White House working together on a massive infrastructure bill has been bandied about since the 2016 presidential election, and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal said Thursday that th…

Business

Report finds Boston's tech sector lags on recruiting women to boards » Boston Business Journal Among the 100 largest public companies in Massachusetts, more women than ever are joining corporate boards, but the technology sector still lags, according to this year’s Boston Club Census measurin…

Convenience store owners protest proposed ban of menthol cigarettes » Boston Globe Hundreds of convenience store owners throughout Massachusetts shuttered their doors on Wednesday and rallied in front of the State House in opposition to legislation that would limit the sale of flavo…

Amazon To Bring 200 Jobs To Westborough With New Facility » Brookline Patch Amazon has big plans to invest in Massachusetts again, this time with it's sights set on Westborough. The company plans on opening a new facility in the town, bringing 200 tech and advanced manufactur…

Woman hit by metal railing in North End suing contractor » Boston Herald The 36-year-old woman hit in the head by a metal railing in the North End over the summer, suffering a fractured skull and other serious injuries, is filing a lawsuit against the contractor in Suffolk…

No women on its board, no women in its executive suite. Remember the name of this company » Boston Globe Remember this name: Steel Connect, a Waltham holding company that has the ignominious distinction of having no women on its board and no women in its executive suite.…

Cutler bill could hike expenses in Wellfleet » Wicked Local Provincetown The future of the commercial shellfish community and proposed legislation called the Cutler bill affecting those workers was at the heart of a recent discussion with state Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, an…

Proposed bill would outlaw use of wild animals for entertainment » The Reminder Just over a month after the death of the beloved elephant Beulah, who was present at the Big E for many years, a bill that would ban the use of certain animals for entertainment purposes has been sent…

‘We are fighting for our rights’; Hundreds of Massachusetts convenience stores close, owners protest proposed flavored tobacco ban » The Republican Hundreds of convenience stores across Massachusetts closed on Wednesday, as their owners rallied on Beacon Hill to push back against legislation that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, i…

Proposed Changes to Mattapan Development Undercuts Civic Group’s Deal » WGBH A Mattapan neighborhood association thought it had a firm agreement with the developer of a mixed-use project near the busy intersection of Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue — until that developer …

Editor of Cape Cod Times to step down after 19 years » Boston Business Journal Paul Pronovost, the longtime top editor at the Cape Cod Times, is stepping down from his role just days before its parent company is slated to complete its merger with the nation’s largest newspaper…

Menthol Defense Colors Flavored Tobacco Ban Talks » State House News Service With their stores shuttered for the day, more than 100 convenience store owners gathered outside the State House on Wednesday to amplify their opposition to efforts at the city and state level to ban …

Cannabis

Feds focus on the Wild West of local pot agreements » Boston Globe Those host community agreements required of every pot shop that wants to open in Massachusetts have been the Wild West of marijuana regulation — cities and towns demanding what they can, when they c…

Grand jury probing deals with cannabis shops in Great Barrington, other towns » Berkshire Eagle A federal grand jury is looking into the mandatory agreements and payments between host communities and marijuana businesses, according to a report in The Boston Globe, delving into an issue that stat…

Cape towns subpoenaed over pot agreements » Cape Cod Times The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts has sent grand jury subpoenas to at least four Cape towns seeking information about their host community agreements with marijuana compan…

Bill 'Spaceman' Lee launches retail adult-use pot sales at Curaleaf » Worcester Telegram Former Red Sox pitcher and Hall of Famer Bill "Spaceman" Lee said fans used to throw marijuana joints at him at Fenway Park.…

What A Judge's Ruling on Medical Marijuana Could Mean For Recreational Customers » WBUR After a judge ruled the state's ban on the sale of vaping products is "likely invalid" for medical marijuana patients, it's up to the Cannabis Control Commission to decide if the products will remain …

As Cannabis Control Commission prepares to vote on vaping ban, coalition says Mass. should lift ban on already tested THC vape products » The Republican The Cannabis Community Care and Research Network has written to the Cannabis Control Commission recommending a number of policy changes ahead of the commission’s vote on whether to keep Gov. Charlie…

Boston subpoenaed by grand jury in marijuana corruption probe » Boston Globe A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the city of Boston for records of interactions between local officials and marijuana company representatives.…

Med Marijuana Patients Set to Regain Vape Product Access » State House News Service Medical marijuana users are on track to regain access to vaping products next week after state cannabis regulators declined Thursday to uphold the Baker administration's ban, though access could be sh…

Education

Massasoit to offer tuition-free college for low-income Boston students » The Enterprise Massasoit Community College is the fifth community college in Massachusetts to join Boston's Tuition-Free Community College Plan, which funds up to three years of community college for eligible low-in…

Emerson College Will Absorb Vermont’s Marlboro College » Boston Magazine The tiny liberal arts college is going to close its campus and move students to Boston.…

Environment

Toxins dumped into Merrimack River raise alarms » The Salem News Environmentalists and lawmakers are raising alarms about chemical-laden wastewater from a New Hampshire landfill being dumped into the Merrimack River.…

Trump Is Abandoning The Paris Agreement. If Only That Were The Worst Of It » WBUR President Trump is officially pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. I can’t even care.…

Gaming

Wynn CEO: Encore spending levels will decline » Commonwealth Magazine THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of Wynn Resorts signaled on Wednesday that the company needs to rein in costs at the Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, with the casino and hotel reporting a nearly $41.7 million ope…

Health Care

Senate leaders to offer antidote for high drug costs » Boston Globe Massachusetts Senate leaders on Thursday will propose new legislation they say targets the high cost of prescription drugs, giving state officials the power to study and propose what they consider fai…

Mass. Uses Fear Of Public Scrutiny To Secure Deeper Medicaid Discounts From Drugmakers » WBUR Gov. Charlie Baker's administration was ready. Thirty letters requesting meetings to discuss deeper drug discounts arrived in the inbox of major pharmaceutical executives just weeks after Baker gained…

MGH settles for $13m with doctor who challenged double-booked surgeries » Boston Globe A prominent former surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital who was fired after he publicly challenged the practice of allowing doctors to operate on more than one patient at a time will receive $13 …

MGH settles lawsuit by former surgeon who said he was fired in retaliation » Boston Business Journal Massachusetts General Hospital has agreed to settle a lawsuit for $13 million that was filed by an orthopaedic surgeon who was fired in 2015 and claimed his termination was in retaliation for raising …

Housing

Helping city's housing needs » The Haverhill Gazette A historic part of the city that had fallen into disrepair has emerged as a re-purposed affordable housing cog in the historic district.…

Human Services

UTEC celebrates 20 years of helping young people » Lowell Sun When UTEC began as the United Teen Equality Center in 1999, it was a safe place where teenagers could go to engage in different activities after school without worry about the gang violence that plagu…

Audit knocks ServiceNet over $91K in unallowed expenses, undocumented payouts » Gazette Net A state audit is calling on ServiceNet to improve oversight on how it spends state money after an investigation revealed over $91,000 in expenses and cash disbursements that were improperly documented…

Immigration

Bernie Sanders unveils ambitious immigration plan that offer a path for citizenship and dismantles ICE » Boston Globe Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday proposed dismantling the federal agency that handles deportations as part of the most ambitious immigration plan yet by a Democratic presidential candidate…

Judiciary

Baker nominates former GOP chairwoman to clerk magistrate post » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker is denying patronage in his nomination of former MassGOP chairwoman Kirsten Hughes for clerk magistrate, the latest in a string of candidates with close personal ties to the adminis…

Mismanagement at Springfield District Court faulted for Hampden County lawyer shortage » The Republican Inefficiency and mismanagement at Springfield District Court are exacerbating a shortage of lawyers for poor clients, according to court briefs filed with the state Supreme Judicial Court.…

Local Government

‘Every vote counts’: Recount could determine fourth winner in at-large City Council race » Boston Globe City officials said Wednesday that it could take days to officially tally the results of this week’s City Council election — and declare the winner of the council’s fourth at-large seat — as o…

Mayor-elect Paul Coogan vows to restore faith in Fall River government » The Herald News Mayor-elect Paul Coogan was up at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, just eight hours after thanking his supporters for a hard-fought landslide victory against incumbent Jasiel Correia II and a last-minute write-in…

Roxbury Vote For 'Nubian Square' Clears Way For Name Change » WGBH Even though Boston voters Tuesday rejected changing the name of Dudley Square to Nubian Square, precincts in and around Roxbury’s commercial district overwhelmingly endorsed the idea.…

Following defeat in school construction funding vote, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse declares the fight is ‘not over’ » The Republican Mayor Alex Morse on Wednesday responded to the defeat of a funding plan to construct two middle schools by declaring the fight for quality public education in Holyoke must continue.…

Worcester School Committee winners take different messages from election » Worcester Telegram The new-look School Committee won’t look too different when it is seated in January.…

Heroux's winning percentage was big, but not nearly the biggest in Attleboro mayoral election history » The Sun Chronicle Mayor Paul Heroux scored a big win over city council Vice President Heather Porreca in Tuesday’s election, capturing 67 percent of the vote — a landslide in political parlance.…

Needham announces hiring of town's first Public Information Officer » Wicked Local Needham Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick announced this week that the Town has welcomed Cyndi Roy Gonzalez as its first Public Information Officer, a move that will allow the Town to improve its public o…

Westfield Mayoral Candidate Plans To Request Recount In Close Election » New England Public Radio Michael McCabe says he plans to ask for a recount in the Westfield, Massachusetts, mayoral election after Tuesday's unofficial results put him 97 votes behind Don Humason — out of almost 10,000 tota…

After historic win, Taunton's next mayor talks priorities » Turn to 10 Shaunna O’Connell makes history, cruising to victory in the Taunton Mayoral race.…

Voters Elect 7 New Framingham City Councilors » Framingham Source Voters elected seven new City Councilors on Tuesday for the 11-member City Council. Seven of the 11 Councilors chose not to seek re-election.…

Springfield elections: Sarno sails to 5th term, incumbents retain at-large City Council seats and Sean Curran slugs his way in » The Republican Incumbents carried the day during Tuesday’s elections, with Mayor Domenic Sarno easily capturing a fifth term and becoming the city’s longest-serving mayor while at-large City Councilors saw littl…

Politics

Will Marty Walsh sink or swim in Boston’s progressive, new wave? » Boston Globe Confetti fell and U2′s ″Beautiful Day" blasted away, as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh basked in the glory of being mayor at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for a new development at TD Garden that t…

Old Politics And New Progressivism: A Difficult Balance For Boston Candidates » WGBH Boston’s new city councilors — those elected this week, and in the past few years — have mostly come via traditional political paths: well-connected families, political staff jobs, work and acti…

Boston voters turn left » Commonwealth Magazine IT’S AS IF someone swapped out the “Vote Here” placards marking city polling places and replaced them with street signs common to the confusing tangle of Boston byways: “Left turn only.”…

Mayor Walsh should be looking over his shoulder » Boston Herald The election of a new crop of women to the Boston City Council could be a dangerous harbinger for Mayor Martin Walsh, a white male chief executive whose constituents are more willing to pull the lever…

Super PAC with ties to Baker backs 11 winners » Commonwealth Magazine O’Connell cruises in Taunton; 4 candidates lost…

Child care measure seen as way to lure candidates » Taunton Gazette Sen. Patricia Jehlen knocked on every door in her ward when she first ran for Somerville School Committee in the 1970s, she said Wednesday. And while she did, her 2- and 4-year-old children stayed “…

Fourth Democrat Joins Race for Plymouth/Barnstable State Senate » Cape Cod Online Another candidate has announced his intent to run for Vinny deMacedo’s Plymouth/Barnstable State Senate seat.…

Map Shows Breadth Of Wu's Support Across Boston » WBUR Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's municipal election, coasting to re-election and garnering some 7,500 votes more than Annissa Essaibi-George, who finished second …

The Whole 2019 Yards: Surveying the Valley Fallout » Western Mass Politics and Insight A collective whoosh swept through the Pioneer Valley as candidates and prognosticators sighed as results from open mayoral contests and contentious council races concluded at last. Cities throughout t…

Physicians, heal thy hate » Boston Herald Do open-minded, tolerant Boston progressives ever get tired of hating? You can’t let a Trump supporter eat in peace at a restaurant. You march in the streets to oppose a free speech rally.…

Child Care Measure Seen as Way to Lure Candidates » State House News Service Sen. Patricia Jehlen knocked on every door in her ward when she first ran for Somerville School Committee in the 1970s, she said Wednesday. And while she did, her 2- and 4-year-old children stayed "ev…

McQuilken Challenging Moulton in Sixth Congressional District » State House News Service Gun reform advocate and life sciences industry booster Angus McQuilken will run for Congress on the North Shore, challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, who earlier this year abandoned a run for…

Public Health

Melania Trump focuses on addicted babies, not protests » Boston Herald First lady Melania Trump was greeted by protesters during her visit to Boston Medical Center where she praised the hospital’s “care and compassion” for babies born addicted to opiates and mother…

Worcester forum highlights vaping's role in addicting a new generation » Worcester Telegram Vaping may be addicting a whole new generation to nicotine, despite the perception that it’s a safer alternative to traditional combustible tobacco cigarettes, according to health research highlight…

Public Safety

Time for change at the Massachusetts State Police » Boston Herald State Police Col. Kerry Gilpin’s retirement announcement was no surprise, but now people want to know what Gov. Charlie Baker’s going to do to fix this law enforcement agency’s tattered reputati…

Gilpin, 49, Retiring From Top State Police Post » State House News Service After exactly two years leading the 2,100-member Massachusetts State Police force during a time of scandal and turmoil, Col. Kerry Gilpin will retire as superintendent at the end of next week, she ann…

Gov. Baker Addresses Col. Kerry Gilpin's Departure As Head Of Mass State Police » WBUR Colonel Kerry Gilpin is retiring as head of the Massachusetts State Police, effective November 15. She steps down after two years at the helm of the scandal-plagued agency. Governor Charlie Baker addr…

Head Of State Police Col. Kerry Gilpin Is Stepping Down » WBUR Col. Kerry Gilpin, the head of the Massachusetts State Police, will step down after exactly two years on the job.…

Quincy Chief address connections between department, McCallum suspects » Patriot Ledger Police Chief Paul Keenan has confirmed long-rumored connections between the Quincy Police Department and suspects recently arrested in connection to the Squantum death of Christopher McCallum.…

Testimony Raises Questions About Drinking By Police At Springfield, Mass., Headquarters » New England Public Radio The Springfield, Massachusetts, police department has gone through some high-profile scandals in the last few years. But while investigators have focused on police misconduct on the job, one claim has…

Friedman constituent seeks relief after child's death » Your Arlington At the Joint Committee on Public Health alongside Sabir, parent advocate Deborah Eappen and Dr. Robert Segein, Sen. Friedman spoke Oct. 22 in favor of legislation that would promote public safety and …

State Finance

Budget Bill Hangup Will Run Past Veterans Day » State House News Service The House and Senate aren't done closing the books on the budget year that ended in June, but Senate Ways and Means Chairman Michael Rodrigues is done talking about it.…

State Government

New Ashford Presents Official Flag to State House » iBerkshires The official flag of the town of New Ashford will now hang in the Great Hall of Flags at the State House. New Ashford, settled in 1762, did not previously have a town flag.…

Taxation

Conservative group targets Democrats over 'millionaires tax' » Newburyport News A conservative group is taking aim at Democratic lawmakers with a series of blistering ads that criticize their support for a "millionaires tax" on the state's top earners.…

Gov. Baker: Gas tax hike not 'the right way to go' » Worcester Telegram Gov. Charlie Baker this week said he wouldn't support a "big increase" in the gas tax but that doesn't mean the governor supports any increase in that levy.…

Transportation

Baker Defers to Belmont Dem's Thinking on Commuter Rail » State House News Service William Brownsberger, the elected official, is a powerful Beacon Hill leader, someone who helps shape policy debates and laws as the Senate's president pro tempore.…

MBTA Moves to Blur Line Between Commuter Rail and Rapid Transit » Next City Regular readers of this column may note its author’s preference for the term “regional rail” over “commuter rail” to describe rail transit systems that provide service to distant suburbs of …

Watch your wallets – the T has plans » Sentinel & Enterprise There’s one thing to be said for the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board, it has a puckish sense of humor.…

Biz group outlines roadway pricing proposal » Commonwealth Magazine Says $50 billion is needed for transportation over next 20 years…

New England Motorists Warned To Be On The Lookout For Deer » New England Public Radio AAA Northeast is warning drivers to watch out for deer.…

MADD Urges Passage of Law Requiring Ignition Interlocks for All Offenders » Cape Cod Today Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) called on lawmakers in the House and Senate this week to pass a law that would require ignition interlocks for all first-time drunk driving offenders and help stop…

Rep. Neal: East-West Rail Should Be 'Price' Of Boston-Area Rail Investments » New England Public Radio If Massachusetts is going to invest in fixing the Boston-area MBTA transit agency, as it appears leading lawmakers intend to, then state officials also needs to invest in an east-west rail connection,…

Utilities

Weston part of multi-town collaboration to address gas leaks » Wicked Local Weston The Sustainable Weston Action Group (SWAG), along with the Metrowest Sustainability Forum, co-sponsored an event at Weston Middle School on Oct. 24 titled “Natural Gas: Triage and Transition.”…

Who’s in charge of Mass. offshore wind procurements? » Commonwealth Magazine Recent decision shows utilities are calling the shots…

Columnist Marty Nathan: Abandonment of gas pipeline a win for climate, region » Gazette Net On Oct. 11, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts announced that it would abandon its plan to build a 12-inch pipeline from West Springfield to the edge of Holyoke to provide an “alternate backfeed” of ga…

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Press Releases

Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 06-10-21 » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Senate Passes Post-Retirement Work Waiver Extension » Massachusetts Retirees

Tremont Strategies Group Welcomes New Additions To Government Affairs Team » Tremont Strategies Group

$4.6 Million Rapid Reemployment Grant Program Launches in Massachusetts » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Summer Road Safety » MassDOT

Upcoming Wellington Circle Study Virtual Public Meeting » MassDOT

MassDEP Assesses Penalty to Sira Naturals for Environmental Violations at its Milford Manufacturing Facility » MA Department of Environmental Protection

What a Week It’s Been » Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

Led by Sen. Lewis, Fair Share Amendment Advances to the Ballot » Office of MA State Senator Jason Lewis

MMA urges House to protect local control of municipal reprecincting process » Massachusetts Municipal Association

New Measures to Boost Home Ownership, Wages, and Economic Equity in Boston » City of Boston

Boston Police Department Police Reform Policy Update » City of Boston

On the Anniversary of 1982 Nuclear Weapons Freeze Rally in Central Park, Senator Markey and Rep. McGovern Reintroduce Expansive Legislation to Halt Dangerous 21ST Century Global Nuclear Arms Race » Office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey

Senator Markey Reintroduces Legislation to Protect Dr. Anthony Fauci, Research Institute Heads From Politically Motivated Termination » Office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey

AG Healey Sues Orthodontist for Illegally Charging MassHealth Patients for Missed or Cancelled Appointments » Office of MA Attorney General Maura Healey

Drawing Democracy Coalition Urges MA Senate to Pass Reprecincting Bill to Ensure Equitable Redistricting Process: » Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Drought Conditions Improve in Some Commonwealth Regions, Worsen in Others » Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


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