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Police commission suspends just 9 cops while thousands more meet standards » Boston Herald

Candidates Seeking Recounts In Two Rep Races » State House News Service

Report: Charles River flooding will increase considerably with climate change » WBUR

Superintendents say pandemic's educational impact goes deeper than realized » WGBH

Hundreds of applicants want to work for Gov.-elect Maura Healey » MassLive

Fells Acres pardons illustrate issues with police interrogating children, legal analyst says » WGBH

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal wins Supreme Court victory in Donald Trump tax case » MassLive

YMCA of Greater Boston has a new chief executive » Boston Globe


CT: Union, state officials sound alarm as 74% of their teachers look to leave: ‘This is an emergency situation’ » Hartford Courant

NY: Hochul signs partial cryptocurrency mining ban into New York law » Politico

NJ: Lawmakers postpone vote on bill tweaking plastic bag ban » New Jersey Monitor

NJ: Turnpike expansion price tag doubles to nearly $10.7B, intensifying criticism » POLITICO Pro

NJ: Legislators' financial disclosure forms may soon get a little more vague » POLITICO Pro

WV: W.Va. Gov. Justice says he's considering a run for U.S. Senate » WTOV9

GA: A Georgia Senate runoff poll points to challenges for Walker, Warnock » Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GA: Second woman renews accusation Walker pressured her to have abortion » Washington Post

MI: Flip of Michigan Legislature highlights role of fair maps » Boston Globe

MS: Over half of Mississippi’s rural hospitals risk closing » Boston Globe

AZ: Arizona Republican Abe Hamadeh files lawsuit challenging election results — citing Maricopa County problems » Raw Story

AK: Key races in Alaska expected to be finalized under ranked-choice system » Washington Post

CA: How a police union worked to undermine California’s landmark police shooting law » San Francisco Chronicle


High stakes as SCOTUS weighs ‘independent legislature’ theory » Pluribus News

How the right’s radical thinkers are coping with the midterms » Vox

Why fewer states than ever could pick the next president » CNN

Trump allies shed fear of former boss as they eye 2024 » The Hill

Black mayors are leading the nation's biggest cities for the first time » Politico

Supreme Court clears way for handover of Donald Trump’s tax returns to congressional committee » Boston Globe

Court seems skeptical of Trump claims in Mar-a-Lago case » Boston Globe

Teachers' union leader hits back after Pompeo calls her the 'most dangerous person in the world' » Raw Story

“But unfortunately, the public conversation around education right now does not incentivize people to get into the field,” Piwowar said. “While most families across the commonwealth are happy with their schools, in every community there is a small but vocal minority that believes that the word ‘civil’ in the phrase ‘civil discourse’ no longer applies, whether it's at public meetings or attacks levied through social media."

Billerica Superintendent Tim Piwowar

Lawmakers and education officials met Tuesday to discuss students getting back on track and the lingering effects of COVID-19 in schools.

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Beltway Politics

Opinion: Readers, should Biden run again? » Boston Globe


Eight developers bid for big site alongside Wellington MBTA station in Medford » Boston Globe

FTX lawyer: ‘Substantial’ assets stolen » Boston Herald

Here’s why your body wash, deodorant, and toothpaste are locked up at the drugstore » Boston Globe

Howie Carr: The Bay State connections to FTX abound, of course » Boston Herald


Seekonk man pleads guilty to vandalizing media equipment on Capitol grounds during Jan. 6 riot » The Sun Chronicle


Opinion: What makes a good citizen? » Boston Globe


How are Mass. public school graduates faring? Here are key takeaways from a new state report. » Boston Globe

A diverse group: Talking to presidents of Holy Cross, Assumption, WPI and Clark » Worcester Telegram

Bill would allow defaulted loan holders to keep licenses » The Eagle Tribune

Mental Health Thread Running Through Learning Recovery » State House News Service

Amherst High’s track project in flux amid fears of potential chemicals » Gazette Net

Catching some rays: Ryan Road School’s solar array now live » Gazette Net


How do you build a new park in Boston? Get some of the city’s biggest companies involved. » Boston Globe

Groups say cuts that 'eviscerated' state parks agency must be reversed » Berkshire Eagle

Our View: Healey can bring beauty back to neglected spaces » Gloucester Times

Will this contaminated Taunton site be cleaned up and turned into house lots? » Taunton Gazette


Student loan-payment freeze extended as courts weigh debt relief » Washington Post


Commission Eyes Vote On Rules For Sports Betting Vetting » State House News Service

Health Care

CHP Names Chief Medical Officer for Countywide Healthcare Network » iBerkshires


Mass. launching emergency intake center for migrants, homeless people » MassLive

Gov. Charlie Baker appeals for migrant shelter, license law funding » WCVB

15 states go to court to maintain border expulsions » Boston Globe

Here’s Gov. Baker’s plan for dealing with the influx of migrants to Mass. »

State to open temporary shelter and resource center in Devens amid influx of migrants » Boston Globe


One missed payment led to their long-term care insurance being canceled » Boston Globe

Local Government

Worcester picks Springfield official to lead Division of Public Health » Worcester Telegram

$38K for church windows tops Whately special Town Meeting warrant » Gazette Net

East Longmeadow Town Council sets tax classification, discusses water pipe requirement » The Reminder


Branding Experience Helped Council Candidate Break Through » State House News Service

Public Health

Brett: Feds Should Consider Whole Region For ARPA-HQ » State House News Service

AGs seek extension of remote opioid addiction treatment » The Eagle Tribune

State extends COVID-19 policy to deal with RSV » The Eagle Tribune

Public Safety

Editorial: Education becomes the catch-22 of prison life » Boston Globe

Lawrence firefighters lauded at state ceremony for courage, community service » The Eagle Tribune

Police Certification Database May Go Live Next Week » State House News Service

ICE Boston arrests 6 illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes in New England » Boston Herald

Frequent storefront crashes spark proposal to make parking lots safer » Fox 25 News


Almost $2 billion in tax refunds returned to Mass. taxpayers » MassLive


Citing ‘critical structural finding,’ MBTA closes Columbia Rd. entrance to JFK/UMass station » Dorchester Reporter

Orange Line delays at shortest since 2019, says train-tracking group » Boston Globe

GLX manager Dalton gets 6-month contract extension » Commonwealth Magazine

Part of I-495 named for Amesbury woman executed during Witch Trials » Newburyport News

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Recipe of the Week

Green Bean Casserole

Millie Peartree — New York Times Cooking


2½ pounds haricots verts or French green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 pound hen of the woods mushrooms (or cremini, oyster or other mushroom), cut into bite-size pieces

2 large shallots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced into half-moons

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and black pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 quart heavy cream or half-and-half

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon chicken base concentrate (or ½ bouillon cube)

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1¾ cups shredded or grated Parmesan

1 cup panko bread crumbs

2 cups store-bought or homemade fried shallots or onions


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9-by-13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. On a rimmed sheet pan lined with parchment paper, toss together green beans, mushrooms, sliced shallots, garlic and olive oil; season with salt and pepper to taste then spread evenly on the pan. Roast until the vegetables brown in spots and soften, about 30 minutes, tossing halfway through. (Alternatively, if you want the green beans extra soft, set them on an unlined sheet pan, add 3 tablespoons water, cover with aluminum foil, and cook until the vegetables are slightly firmer than you want in the end result, about 30 to 45 minutes.)

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter, then add the flour. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, whisking constantly until it comes together and begins to turn golden in color.

Add heavy cream and whisk until it starts to thicken, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the Cajun seasoning, onion and garlic powders, chicken base, nutmeg and ½ teaspoon pepper. Whisk to combine, then add 1½ cups Parmesan until melted. Taste and adjust seasonings.

When the green beans are cooked, add them to the saucepan, and toss to coat until mixture is thoroughly heated. Transfer green bean mixture to the baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, fried shallots and the remaining ¼ cup Parmesan. Spread evenly over the top of the casserole.

Set the broiler to high, and broil until brown and bubbly (don’t walk away!), about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.

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