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Leader of Mass. Republicans says party in ‘dire straits’ » Commonwealth Magazine THE CHAIR of the Massachusetts Republican Party said on Tuesday that the state GOP is in “dire straits” heading into the 2020 election season.…

Documents: Top Baker aides knew of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home outbreak » Commonwealth Magazine NEW DOCUMENTS RELEASED by the former superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home show that top state officials – including Secretary of Veterans’ Services Francisco Urena – knew about the gro…

The polling is clear: coronavirus has boosted the fortunes of every governor running for reelection — at least for now » Boston Globe The coronavirus has taken nearly 100,000 lives in the United States and created an economic collapse. It has also boosted the reelection odds of every governor running this year.…

Group of economists push for tax hikes to balance Massachusetts state budget » Boston Herald A group of 91 Massachusetts economists are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders to raise personal income and corporate taxes amid projected massive coronavirus-induced decreases in ta…

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets » The Associated Press (AP) On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed,” among other things. Under the tweets, th…

Since her campaign ended, Warren has plunged into the coronavirus response — just as Biden is searching for a VP » Boston Globe A few days after she ended her presidential campaign, Senator Elizabeth Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann, were supposed to go hiking near Gila, N.M., a well-earned vacation after the crush of the pr…

White House letter doesn’t explain why Trump fired watchdogs » Boston Globe A White House letter issued Tuesday in response to concerns from a prominent Republican senator does little to explain the decision-making behind Trump's recent upheaval of the inspector general commu…

“She has been criticizing Governor Charlie Baker’s extremely cautious plan to reopen the economy after enduring the coronavirus shutdown,” Lyons wrote. “If she had her way, every single Bay Stater would be on the government dole.”

Jim Lyons, Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party

Criticizing US Rep. Ayanna Pressley and her "socialist agenda".

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Beltway Politics

Opinion: The Great Trumpkin suffers for his people » Boston Globe His fortunes imperiled by the coronavirus, a desperate sovereign turns to alternative remedies.…

Opinion: Trump’s death cult presidency » Boston Globe As a result of Trump’s willful negligence, inept leadership, and sociopathic narcissism, nearly 100,000 people nationwide are dead from COVID-19.…

Opinion: Joe Biden shouldn’t take black vote for granted » Boston Herald Say it ain’t so, Joe. Not again. You’ve had your share of foot-in-mouth moments, but this time, your slick, off-the-cuff remark to Charlamagne Tha God that “You ain’t black” if you vote for …

Business

Making the cut: Area hair salons reopen with new restrictions » Gazette Net Florence resident Kelly Mulligan said she was at first “a little apprehensive” when she made an appointment at Glow Beauty Bar to touch up her roots after going from brown to platinum blond hair i…

Tepid start for Vineyard storefronts » Martha's Vineyard Times As part of phase one of the state’s reopening, a number of business types were able to reopen Monday, including retail storefronts and barbershops. But with the ongoing pandemic, the streets were qu…

The Boston Licensing Board Is Making It Easier for Restaurants to Create Outdoor Dining Spaces » Eater Boston Last week, the Boston Licensing Board unanimously approved an emergency measure that will allow any restaurant in the city to quickly and easily apply to add outdoor seating to the establishment once …

Charlie Baker’s COVID Calamity [OPINION] » WBSM Massachusetts residents streamed across the border into neighboring Rhode Island and New Hampshire over the long Memorial Day weekend to spend money they might have otherwise spent right here in the C…

Mayor Marty Walsh appoints group of advisers to help Boston reopen its economy » Boston Globe Reopening the state’s economy will be tough enough. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is about to find out how much tougher it will be to reopen the city of Boston.…

In this coronavirus spring, a stroll down Newbury Street felt neither leisurely nor luxurious » Boston Globe It says a lot that the busiest spot on Newbury Street on a gorgeous Tuesday was the decidedly unglamorous UPS Store, where people spent their lunchtime lined up outside to mail packages.…

Mass. Zoos Outline Plans For Allowing Visitors Back » WBUR Several zoos across the state have opened, or are preparing to open, this week, but with many restrictions.…

Customers Are Eager To Return To Shops, But Reopening Is A Challenge » WBUR Tayah Peterson-El, a 32-year-old woman from Dorchester, got in line outside a local cannabis store at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. The store, Pure Oasis, didn’t open for another 30 minutes, but the line wa…

Welcome Back To The Office. Please Don't Touch Anything. » WBUR It's reopening week for some Massachusetts office buildings that have been closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.…

Backers of increasing beer and liquor licenses win key legal battle that may put it on November ballot » Boston Globe Backers of a ballot initiative that would increase the number of beer and liquor licenses in Massachusetts won a key legal victory Tuesday when the state’s highest court ruled their proposal did not…

SBA officially weighs in on using PPP for bonuses. Here's what it says. » Boston Business Journal The Small Business Administration has officially weighed in on using funds from the $649 billion Paycheck Protection Program to pay for bonuses, ending weeks of interpretations and guesses from small-…

Our View: A grand and tasty idea indeed » The Sun Chronicle Downtown North Attleboro is on the verge of taking a lemon and making something far tastier than lemonade.…

Boston creates $6M coronavirus fund for small businesses reopening safety costs » Boston Herald The city of Boston is rolling out $6 million in grants for small businesses ready to reopen, with the cash aimed at helping owners pay for the protective equipment and other measures they’ll need to…

When will diners be ready to return to restaurants? Here’s what 1,000 Globe readers said » Boston Globe Restaurants have been closed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with catastrophic results for business and employment. Restaurant and food service jobs make up about 9 percent of those in th…

SJC Clears Beer-and-Wine Question for Ballot » State House News Service The state's highest court ruled Tuesday that Attorney General Maura Healey was correct to certify a proposed ballot question allowing more stores to sell beer and wine, clearing the way for the issue …

Survey finds that visitors ready to return to Western Mass. once coronavirus protections in place » The Republican A new survey has found that visitors and tourists are ready to return to Western Mass., once they can be assured that protections are in place for the coronavirus.…

Galvin alleges GPB Capital defrauded Mass. investors » Boston Business Journal A top state official who oversees the regulation of securities in Massachusetts has charged GPB Capital Holdings, owner of Westwood-based Prime Automotive Group, with violations after an investigation…

GE to sell lighting division to another Mass. company » Boston Business Journal General Electric Co. has agreed to sell its lighting unit to Hyannis-based Savant Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum, parting ways with a division whose roots extend back more than a century to Thoma…

Restaurants and retail owners struggled with PPP loans. But a fix may be on the way. » Boston Business Journal Legislation to overhaul the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program — and make its numerous provisions friendlier to restaurants and retail shops in particular — may come bef…

Cannabis

Massachusetts Pot Shops Won’t Look or Feel the Same, but They’re Back » Boston Magazine Legal adult-use marijuana sales resumed on Memorial Day, but it'll be a long time before it's back to normal.…

Education

Mass. working to have schools 'up and running' in fall » Taunton Gazette State education officials intend to provide school districts with guidance on summer programming early next week, followed by a mid-June distribution of draft fall guidance to help schools plan to reo…

Opinion: College admissions cheating is sleazy, but it shouldn’t be a federal case » Boston Globe The 'Varsity Blues’ parents behaved badly, but a federal prosecution was overkill.…

Sophomores Will Likely Take MCAS Tests Missed Due To Coronavirus Next Winter » WBUR Current high school sophomores, who missed their first chance to take the grade 10 English and math MCAS exams this spring amid COVID-19 school closures, will instead likely be given the tests this wi…

Reopening of public schools this fall would come with daunting issues » Boston Globe State and city school officials haven’t made a firm commitment yet as to when Massachusetts public schools might reopen for a number of good reasons. Before they can welcome a million students back …

Due to coronavirus pandemic, Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education looks to waive MCAS testing requirements for certain students » The Republican State education officials are looking to waive certain high school testing requirements for many students in Massachusetts due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.…

Riley’s Aim: Have Schools “Up and Running” in Fall » State House News Service State education officials intend to provide school districts with guidance on summer programming early next week, followed by a mid-June distribution of draft fall guidance to help schools plan to reo…

Teachers seek to boost engagement with remote learning » The Bay State Banner On a recent school day, Boston Latin Academy art teacher Taina Vargas was working in her kitchen, leading a class while helping her first-grader, Solwazi, with his own class work. Her partner, a histo…

College presidents release four-phase plan for reopening Mass. campuses » Boston Business Journal College presidents on Wednesday revealed a four-phase approach to reopening campuses across the state.…

Colleges prepare to reopen, but aren’t entirely confident about having extensive testing in place » Boston Globe Even as Massachusetts colleges and universities declare their intentions to bring students back to campus this fall, many remain uncertain about their ability to put enough virus testing, tracing, and…

Flow of Money Complicates Student Travel Refunds » State House News Service A bill that seeks to secure full refunds to families for school trips canceled during a state of emergency met pushback Wednesday from representatives of tour companies, who argued it does not reflect…

Environment

Researcher at UMass Boston awarded $100,000 leadership prize » Boston Globe A UMass Boston researcher who works to protect marginalized communities from being disproportionately affected by climate change has been awarded a $100,000 prize to advance her work.…

Federal

Rep. Clark Introduces Legislation to Require President to Appoint Medical Supply Chain ‘Czar’ » Framingham Source Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced legislation (H.R. 6952) that would require the President to appoint a Medical Supplies Response Coordinator in response to t…

Gaming

With no pro sports, DraftKings bets on fantasy, esports and ping pong » Boston Business Journal The newly-public betting website DraftKings Inc. is delving deeper into e-sports and other nontraditional sporting activities as the coronavirus-driven drought of live football and baseball events is …

Health Care

Sudders: Nursing homes still work in progress » Commonwealth Magazine AS THE STATE’S OVERALL COVID-19 numbers continue to trend in a good direction, a top Baker administration official said on Tuesday that addressing the serious problems faced by nursing homes remains…

Prolonged isolation taking a toll on residents of nursing homes » Boston Globe A nurse found Dennis Thresher on the floor near his bed late one early May night at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. “Where are my car keys?” he asked.…

Here's What To Expect As Mass. Doctors Reopen For Routine Medical Care » WBUR Going to see your primary care provider, having an MRI or a colonoscopy, and being admitted to a hospital — all of these experiences will be different now on because of the coronavirus. Patients wil…

Battenfeld: Holyoke Soldiers’ Home veterans families deserve answers, not more delays » Boston Herald We can never forget the scores of coronavirus victims at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home or their grieving families.…

Holyoke Soldiers’ Home superintendent alerted state officials of coronavirus outbreak days earlier than claimed, documents show » Boston Herald The suspended superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers Home where 76 veterans have now died of coronavirus is doubling down on his claims that he alerted state officials about the outbreak days before t…

Housing

Mass. Home Sales Down Almost 14 Percent in April » State House News Service Home sales in Massachusetts during April were down nearly 14 percent, although buyers and sellers wrapped up 3,706 sales agreements while the state grappled with a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths a…

Will COVID-19 End the Downtown Comeback? Don't Bet on It. » Governing The factors that led to the revival of our city centers will still be there in the aftermath of the coronavirus shutdown: low crime, a craving for entertainment and the desire for physical proximity.…

An ‘Avalanche of Evictions’ Could Be Bearing Down on America’s Renters » New York Times The United States, already wrestling with an economic collapse not seen in a generation, is facing a wave of evictions as government relief payments and legal protections run out for millions of out-o…

Human Services

Gov. Baker outlines plan to help food insecure families in Massachusetts » News 22 WWLP.com An additional $56 million was announced Tuesday to combat food insecurity in the Commonwealth.…

Judiciary

SJC allows alcohol sales question to advance to 2020 ballot » Commonwealth Magazine THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT ruled Tuesday that a proposed ballot question allowing for expanded alcohol and beer sales can proceed to the November ballot.…

Charlie Baker Has Never Commuted A Prison Sentence. Lawyers For William Allen Hope His May Be The First » WBUR While it is possible for a prisoner to be granted clemency in Massachusetts, it rarely happens.…

Massachusetts courthouses to continue virtual hearings until at least July 1; emergency matters can be handled in-person » The Republican Massachusetts courthouses will remain closed until July 1, but judges will start hearing more non-emergency cases by telephone, videoconference or other virtual means.…

Labor

Weeks late, Mass. unemployment portal translated into Portuguese » Commonwealth Magazine A PORTUGUESE VERSION of the state’s unemployment insurance portal was released Tuesday, nearly seven weeks after the Baker administration promised quick action on translations of the portal into sev…

No rush back to the office as Mass. reopens slowly » Boston Globe Many office buildings across Massachusetts were officially allowed to reopen their doors Tuesday, but few workers hurried back to their cubicles, and most employers didn’t ask them to.…

"National Unemployment Fraud Scheme” May Slow Benefits » State House News Service The payment of unemployment benefits to some claimants may be delayed as the state implements new steps to verify the identity of applicants in response to what the Baker administration called a "nati…

Local Government

Walsh says governing has become about ‘life and death’ » Commonwealth Magazine Marty Walsh is the first to admit that dealing with a global pandemic was never among the challenges he imagined facing as Boston mayor. “The last thought in my mind — it wasn’t even a thought i…

Rep. Joe Kennedy III talks pandemic response during visit at Greenfield’s Emergency Operations Center » The Recorder His visit on Tuesday was part of a tour that also included similar COVID-19 response centers in Holyoke, Westfield and Springfield.…

Worcester forms economic committee to help rebuild small businesses following coronavirus, as officials say it’s ‘on the other side of the surge' » The Republican Hours after Gov. Charlie Baker said the surge of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts is behind the state, Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. agreed.…

Monday marks sixth straight day no new coronavirus cases reported on Nantucket » The Inquirer and Mirror Monday marked the sixth straight day without a new case of coronavirus reported on Nantucket. The total number of cases now stands at 14 since testing began in mid-March.…

A 'Good Trend' In Coronavirus Cases In Springfield » WAMC The largest city in western Massachusetts is planning to personalize the grim statistics from the coronavirus pandemic.…

Politics

Howie Carr: Charlie Baker and Coronavirus: Time for a regime change in Corner Office » Boston Herald It’s all starting to slip away from Gov. Charlie Parker, and you can see it at his interminable daily press conferences.…

US Senate Debate: Markey, Kennedy to face off June 8 live on WPRI 12, WPRI.com » WPRI.com U.S. Senate rivals Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy III will square off in a live televised debate on June 8 hosted by WPRI 12 and Gannett’s Massachusetts publications.…

Hall makes 4th District ballot to challenge Democrats » The Sun Chronicle Julie Hall, the only Republican candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat, announced Tuesday that she has qualified for the November ballot with her submission of 1,056 signatures of registere…

Medford Democratic City Committee elects new officers » Medford Patch Members of the Medford Democratic City Committee recently elected new officers for the 2020-24 term, via a public Zoom meeting.…

Public Health

Gov. Baker: Following safety rules will aid reopening from virus » Cape Cod Times The state is trending in the right direction, according to Gov. Charlie Baker, who said Tuesday that the science has made it pretty clear that following guidelines for self-protection is effective in …

Gov. Baker says coronavirus surge 'is behind us' in Massachusetts » WCVB Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday announced the closure of another COVID-19 field hospital, saying that Massachusetts has now passed through the surge in cases.…

As we reopen, a COVID-19 reality check » Sentinel & Enterprise Fresh from a long holiday weekend and a few days into the phase 1 reopening of the state’s economy, we may be tempted to believe we’ve turned the corner on COVID-19’s detrimental physical and fi…

Boston coronavirus field hospital stops taking admissions, as officials urge caution » Boston Globe The pop-up field hospital officials created within Boston’s cavernous Seaport convention center stopped taking admissions Tuesday, signaling the state’s and city’s willingness to move away from …

In crush of data and analysis, one key is missing: Who is getting tested? » Boston Globe As Massachusetts reopens its economy, local health officials are tracking coronavirus infections for signs of trouble, wading through spreadsheets that chart new infections, deaths, and people who tha…

Polito said she attended brother’s graduation party » Commonwealth Magazine LT. GOV. KARYN POLITO on Tuesday denied a report that she hosted a party at her home over the weekend, saying instead that she attended a graduation party hosted by her brother where the guests follow…

Massachusetts coronavirus surge is ‘behind us’: Charlie Baker » Boston Herald The surge “is behind us,” Gov. Charlie Baker declared Tuesday as he announced temporary hospitals set up around the state are shutting down.…

Field hospital at UMass Dartmouth to close; no patients ever admitted » South Coast Today The 98-bed Southcoast Health COVID-19 surge hospital located in the Tripp Athletic Center at UMass Dartmouth has closed, according to a press release from UMass Dartmouth.…

Is It Safe to Go Back to My Local Library? » Boston Magazine We asked the head of Northeastern's epidemics lab if we should be worried about catching viruses from our library books.…

Boston medical researchers creating smell test for coronavirus » Boston Herald Get a whiff of this: Boston researchers are working on creating a smell test that they hope could be an important early detector for coronavirus.…

In The Battle Against COVID-19, A Risk Of 'Vaccine Nationalism' » WBUR The race to defeat the coronavirus can be viewed in two very distinct ways.…

Expert: A new study’s dire picture of Mass. coronavirus future is a warning signal » Boston Globe A new model paints a dire picture of what could happen as Massachusetts loosens restrictions meant to curb the coronavirus pandemic. A Harvard expert cautions it’s only one version of the future, bu…

Missed Opportunities In Massachusetts' COVID Response » WGBH On May 1, Gov. Charlie Baker announced a new statewide policy aimed at curbing COVID-19: If you’re outside your home and can’t social distance, you have to wear a mask.…

Karyn Polito says the graduation party she attended over the weekend was ‘allowed’ under coronavirus rules » Boston.com Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito says the gathering she attended over the weekend was permissible — and to be expected — under the state’s restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus.…

Mass. reports 422 new coronavirus cases, 57 new deaths » Boston Globe The state reported Tuesday that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts had risen by 57 cases to 6,473, and that confirmed coronavirus cases climbed by 422 to 93,693, as key metr…

Massachusetts new coronavirus deaths continue downward trend as state reports 57 new deaths and 422 new cases » The Republican Another 57 Massachusetts residents are reported to have died from coronavirus, bringing the statewide death toll to 6,473, according to state health officials.…

Public Safety

Sheriff orders lockdown at Ludlow jail pending results of coronavirus testing; 8 inmates positive » The Republican Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi has ordered a “precautionary lockdown” of the jail in Ludlow after eight inmates tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesman for the department confirmed on…

State Finance

Lottery Fears Lasting Coronavirus Blows Unless Legislators Allow Online Or Cashless Sales » WBUR The Massachusetts Lottery, one of the most vaunted in the nation over the years, faces "a significant threat of becoming somewhat obsolete" as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates industry-wide shifts to…

Raise Up Coalition Presses Mass. to Boost Business Taxes To Help Budget Shortfall » WBUR State legislators should tax profitable corporations to generate additional revenue before resorting to budget cuts to solve for a financial crisis brought on by COVID-19 that could cost the state bil…

State Government

Massachusetts got ‘cooperation’ from beachgoers — and the weather — over Memorial Day weekend » Boston.com Massachusetts officials said Tuesday that beachgoers generally cooperated with anti-crowding efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic over Memorial Day weekend — as did the weather.…

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito: ‘I Did Not Host A Gathering’ At Shrewsbury Home » CBS Boston Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said Tuesday that she did not host a gathering over Memorial Day weekend, in response to a report showing several cars in the area of her Shrewsbury house.…

Baker reflects on new normal haircut » South Coast Today Gov. Charlie Baker got a haircut Tuesday morning and during his daily coronavirus press conference detailed the safety measures in place at the barber shop and how the experience was different as a cu…

Chabot: Karyn Polito sets bad example with weekend party during coronavirus lockdown » Boston Herald Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito sidestepped responsibility Tuesday for attending a Memorial Day weekend party despite the ongoing coronavirus threat, instead offering a weak defense of the bash and giving a gre…

Releasing Texts And Emails, Suspended Soldiers' Home Boss Denies Cover-Up » New England Public Radio The attorney for suspended Holyoke Soldiers' Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh has released 19 documents that he claims proves his client did not try to cover up a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Seventy-si…

Massachusetts probe into Holyoke Soldiers’ Home coronavirus deaths expected to wrap up soon, Gov. Charlie Baker says » The Republican An independent investigation launched in the wake of a deadly coronavirus outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home — which went unreported to the public for days — is expected to wrap up soon, Gov…

Transportation

Poll Finds Sharp Shift in Commuting Attitudes » State House News Service The full-service resumption of public transportation has been eyed as a key to restarting the state's economy, but new polling suggests that commuting habits are likely to change as workers slowly ret…

New poll: Coronavirus driving big shifts in Bay State transit patterns » Boston Business Journal Massachusetts residents are expecting to take fewer trips, to drive more and to remain uneasy about public transit as the Bay State attempts to steer out of an economic skid caused by the coronavirus …

Crowding Thresholds to Dictate MBTA Pandemic Operations » State House News Service As more people begin returning to the office and venturing onto the subway or commuter rail to get work, the MBTA is exploring ways to communicate with riders about crowding and making alternative mod…

Utilities

UMass Dartmouth scientists to help guide offshore wind growth » South Coast Today The Baker-Polito Administration announced UMass Dartmouth as one of four institutions selected as part of a Southern New England pilot regional fisheries studies project worth $1.1 million, according …

Lockdowns are pushing up home electric bills, and air conditioning season is hardly here yet » Boston Globe The COVID-19 lockdown may have saved you a bundle on gasoline and bus fare, but you’re probably spending that cash on other things — such as utility bills for your home. And with air-conditioning …

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Recipe of the Week

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. new or other small waxy potatoes

  • 1 cup Diamond Crystal or ½ cup Morton kosher salt, plus more

  • ⅔ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

  • 2 oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 3 Tbsp. golden raisins

  • 4 tsp. Aleppo-style or other mild red pepper flakes

  • ¾ cup sour cream

  • ½ cup mixed tender herbs, such as parsley, dill, cilantro, and/or basil

  • Lemon wedges (for serving)

Directions

  • Place a rack in center of oven; preheat to 450°. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add 1 cup salt and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to medium-low, bring to a simmer, and cook until potatoes are just cooked through and pierced easily with a fork, about 15 minutes (time will vary depending on the size of your potatoes; be careful not to overcook as they’ll fall apart when smashed). Drain and transfer potatoes to a rimmed baking sheet. Let cool slightly.

  • Place another rimmed baking sheet on top, then push down firmly to smash potatoes (alternately, use the bottom of a mug or measuring cup to smash each one individually). Drizzle ⅓ cup oil over potatoes, then toss to coat; season lightly with salt and black pepper. Roast potatoes until crispy and golden brown, 35–40 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook walnuts, anchovies, and remaining ⅓ cup oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until anchovies are disintegrated and walnuts are golden brown, 6–8 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, finely grate garlic over, and toss to combine. Mix in raisins and Aleppo-style pepper; season with salt.

  • Spread sour cream on a large plate. Top with potatoes and spoon walnut sauce over. Scatter herbs over and serve with lemon wedges alongside.


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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