Pro-Grossman PAC launches attack against Coakley – Boston open to immigrant children, ralliers not so much – Olympic boosters pushing bid hard

AND THERE IT IS: If you’ve been scratching your head wondering why Steve Grossman’s first TV ad in the Democratic primary for governor was kind of a snoozer of an introduction – and not the double barrel takedown of Martha Coakley many think he needs to win – well, this is probably the reason. A […]

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Headlines for Monday, July 28, 2014

State government headlines Lawmakers Enter Final Days Of Formal Sessions New chief justice of SJC to be installed on Monday GOP lawmakers call for probe of Speaker DeLeo | Boston Herald Putting thumb on scale is the Beacon Hill way – CommonWealth Magazine Gov. Patrick OKs Earlier Sunday Liquor Store Openings Patronage, Power, and the […]

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Beacon Hill feels fallout from Probation convictions – Prison chief out over Bridgewater incident – Federal backlog could keep immigrants kids in Mass.

PROBATION NATION: Former Probation Commissioner John O’Brien and two former top aides were convicted on several charges yesterday, bringing the saga of the department’s hiring racket near close to an end. The Herald says the verdict puts Speaker Robert DeLeo, who was linked to the scheme but never charged, “in a fight for his political […]

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Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014

Probation verdict headlines Beacon Hill tight-lipped, defensive after probation verdict – The Boston Globe Stung by patronage scheme, relief and lingering concerns for probation workers – The Boston Globe Pols scurry off Hill after court shocker | Boston Herald Case stains State House, DeLeo’s rep | Boston Herald Probation trio guilty in racketeering scam | […]

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The politics of Market Basket – Guv to sign shark fin ban – Mass.gov’s epic quest to Mordor –

BEACH TOYS: The outer edge of Cape Code, where a man may stand and put America behind him (h/t Thoreau, Henry David) and then possibly get bitten by a shark (h/t Shaw, Robert), had quite a day involving both archaic and hypermodern means of warfare! The same week a portion of Marconi Beach was shut […]

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Headlines for Thursday, July 24, 2014

State and regional headlines Massachusetts to ban shark fin trade – The Boston Globe Jury finishes full week of deliberations in John O’Brien probation trial with no verdict   Political headlines Barney Frank returns to testify in Congress, scene of old friendships and a few old grudges – The Boston Globe Gordon College controversy helps […]

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