state senate

By - 2/22/18 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.

By - 2/2/18 - 3:59 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.

By - 1/29/18 - 1:43 pm

The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.

By - 1/25/18 - 3:57 pm

Linda Dorcena Forry announced today she formally resigns tomorrow to become a vice president at Fish's Suffolk Construction. Read more.

By - 12/4/17 - 11:28 am

The State House News Service reports Stanley Rosenberg will step down as senate president as an independent investigator looks into sexual-assault allegations against his husband, Bryon Hefner.

By - 5/4/17 - 5:17 pm

The Globe reports that Joe Shortsleeve (yes, that Joe Shortsleeve) is running for the state Senate seat that James Timilty (yes, of those Timiltys) is giving up. Yeah, he allows as how he voted for Trump in November, but says it's no biggie because he's a big fan of the gays and abortion rights and believes in climate change and, besides, he's now disappointed in Trump and, even better, he voted for Sanders in the primary.

Unfortunately for him, at least on that point, is that one of his opponents in the Sept. 19 primary for the Bristol and Norfolk district is Paul Feeney of Foxboro, who actually helped run the Sanders campaign in Massachusetts.

By - 4/10/17 - 8:58 am

State Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-1st Essex and Middlesex) has filed a bill that would bar Internet service providers from selling customers' Internet browsing and connection data to third parties without the customers' consent.

Tarr's bill would also bar the companies from charging customers a fee to keep their data private.

By - 8/31/16 - 9:12 pm

Kevin Franck ponders the $200,000 a dark-money New York group gave to the pro-charter Democrats for Education Reform earlier this month to try to help Leland Cheung defeat incumbent state Sen. Pat Jehlen in next week's Democratic primary.

Franck has some more on another tie between DfER and Cheung.

By - 7/2/16 - 7:48 pm

Ted Busiek is a Republican running for the Middlesex and Worcester state-senate seat now held by Jamie Eldridge (and once held by Paul Cellucci). Today, he tweeted: Read more.

By - 4/13/16 - 12:30 pm

Mike Freedberg takes a look at the numbers in yesterday's special election for the state Senate seat Joe Boncore of Winthrop won:

Winthrop, which totals about 12 percent of the District’s population, saw about 4100 ballots. Boston, whose precincts take up moire than 50 percent of the District, registered barely 5,420. A town of 18,000 people almost equaled the vote of Boston wards home to about 110,000 folks!

And the smallest turnout of all was on Beacon Hill, home to state Rep. Jay Livingstone.

By - 4/12/16 - 9:32 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com has the results for the First Suffolk and Middlesex race. There are no Republicans running in the May 10 final - for the right to serve until this November's election.

By - 2/10/16 - 10:46 pm

Mike Freedberg introduces us to the six declared candidates for the First Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate seat.

By - 12/15/15 - 8:13 am
Livingstone

State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.

His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.

By - 3/23/14 - 8:51 pm

New Massachusetts Sex/Divorce Law

Former Wrentham Selectman Robert Leclair explains his proposal - in 2011.

The nation once again is getting a good laugh/pushing the outrage button over a wacky Republican bill, this time by state Sen. Richard Ross of Wrentham (who replaced Scott Brown in the state senate) to prevent parents in the process of divorce from having sex in their homes without a court order.

By - 2/4/14 - 6:41 pm

ALL REGISTERED DEMOCRATS IN WARD 19 ARE INVITED!
Delegates representing 13 Districts of Roslindale & JP to be elected

  • Saturday, February 8
  • 10:30 AM
  • IUPAT Hall
    25 Colgate Rd
    Roslindale MA 02131

Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will be holding a caucus at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Hall, 2nd floor, to elect 24 delegates and 4 alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will vote to endorse candidates for statewide office.

By - 11/30/13 - 9:33 am

Wayne Wilson was a good man who passed away on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a resident of Ward 19 in Jamaica Plain and was a hardcore Progressive Democrat who was traveling around his State Senate District visiting the local Democrats in effort to challenge Mike Rush for the Senate seat in the September 9, 2014 Democratic Primary. Wayne was very active in local Democratic politics. I last saw him on November 12, 2013 at the Ward 19 Democrats where he was an active member in Karen Paine's organization.

By - 5/28/13 - 9:38 pm

Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.

So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?

Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.

By - 5/23/13 - 4:34 pm

David Bernstein reports Therese Murray even got involved, with her office calling up the Collins camp to say exactly how displeased she'd be if Collins supporters tried an end run against the primary results with a sticker campaign against primary winner Linda Dorcena Forry. So grumpy Southie residents fuming about how the election was stolen from them somehow will just have to stay grumpy.