House of Representatives
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.... Read more
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... Read more
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 proposed state House and Senate redistricting maps are out (Boston-area House districts / Senate). The thing that hit me immediately, since, of course, I looked at our place on the map, is that a piece of Roslindale (specifically, ours) would get shifted from Mike Rush to Sonia Chang-Diaz.... Read more
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.
- More details, including comments from his lawyer, by the Dorchester Reporter
- Statement from AG Martha Coakley.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
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/... Read more
Sal DiMasi found guilty, appeal planned, of course.
WBUR reports on an AARP list of 14 state reps who signed a pledge last year to retain the state's ban on gifts to doctors by drug companies - then voted this week to end the ban. Among them: Ed Coppinger.
The State House News Service has announced a 128-22 vote in favor of repealing a gift ban instituted by the state only 3 years ago. This ban prevented pharmaceutical and medical device companies from lobbying doctors with gifts like dinners and other free swag.
Opponents of the ban claim it hurts the local restaurant industry because they can't spend lavish amounts of money on... Read more
Channel 5 reports on state Rep. Michael Moran's change of heart.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports that Brad Marston, running against 8th Suffolk incumbent Marty Walz, says his name was incorrectly slapped on anti-abortion statements on two Web sites.
The district covers parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and slivers of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain. Incumbent Willie Mae Allen is stepping down.
Five candidates seek to replace Allen in Sixth Suffolk - Dorchester Reporter.
Education focus at Sixth forum - Dorchester Reporter.... Read more