The Globe reports, quotes one rep as saying the measure is not really to help cabbies but to help the "small" banks he says could be devastated if the cab medallions they lent money for collapse in value.
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Tyler unveiled her Web site today, although Politico reports she actually filed papers to run on March 16.
Also running: Monica Monique Cannon, also of Roxbury.
UPDATE: Henriquez tells WGBH he's still wrestling with the questino of whether to run.
Former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who has maintained his innocence on the assault charge that got him sent to jail for six months and expelled from the House of Representatives, yesterday switched the header of his Facebook page to this image (although he's since switched that to another photo). Read more.
It's Democrat Adrian Madaro vs. independent Joanne Pomodoro in a race to succeed state Rep. Carlo Basile, who left for a job with Charlie Baker. Polls open until 8.
See the ballot, courtesy of Don.
The Dorchester Reporter provides the results for the special election to replace Carlos Henriquez in the 5th Suffolk district. Evandro Carvalho will have to defend his seat in the fall elections.
Chris Lovett moderates a forum on Sunday between the five candidates running in the 5th Suffolk district to replace Carlos Henriquez.
The forum starts at 4 p.m. at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 10 Parish St.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Dan Hunt won the Democratic primary, which means he'll be the next state rep, since there weren't any Republicans signed up to run.
SHOCKING UPDATE: The Secretary of State's office rules Garrison will not be on the Democratic ballot, because she changed parties too late..
The Dorchester Reporter runs down the list of candidates for Carlos Henriquez's now vacant Fifth Suffolk seat. Good news for fans of perpetual candidates: Both Althea Garrison and Roy Owens are among the six to file papers to run.
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly today to expel convicted state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester.
In a speech to his now former colleagues, Henriquez insisted he was innocent and never attacked the woman who claimed he did in a Zipcar.
In speeches before the vote, members of the House Ethics Committee alternated between saying a jury begged to differ but that even if they believed him, he would be unable to fulfill his duties as a representative while in his six-month sentence.
The Globe reports state Rep. Marty Walz (D-Back Bay) is resigning to become CEO of Mass. Planned Parenthood.
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez (D-Dorchester) discusses on the House floor one of the reasons he won't be voting for any requirements to force voters to get IDs.
The South Boston state rep, who didn't seek re-election last fall, was indicted today on campaign-finance violations, along with his 2008 campaign treasurer, for allegedly failing to report $6,300 worth of donations that year.
Blue Mass. Group and state Rep. Gene O'Flaherty, D-Chelsea, are in a bit of a tiff right now because O'Flaherty refuses to let a BMG commenter see any of the testimony submitted for a recent Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing on something called the Uniform Foreign Court Money Judgment Act.
Channel 5 reports on an incident in which state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, D-Roxbury, and two friends found themselves surrounded by seven cops because the car they were in was missing a front license plate. The story is based on Henriquez's Twitter feed, on which he posted the following yesterday:
If you are going to pull me over you should speak to me w/ the same respect you want & do it before you find out who I am.
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