House of Representatives

By - 2/4/16 - 8:28 am
Carlos Henriquez for state rep

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.

By - 3/31/15 - 10:43 am

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.

By - 4/24/14 - 8:14 am

The Herald reports that Celeste Myers, who helped run the successful vote to keep a casino out of East Boston, is running against state Rep. Carlo Basile, who supported the casino - and whom Myers once helped get elected.

By - 4/1/14 - 10:25 pm

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.

By - 3/22/14 - 11:05 pm

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.

By - 3/4/14 - 8:25 pm

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.

By - 2/27/14 - 12:00 pm

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.

By - 2/6/14 - 3:40 pm
Henriquez makes his case

Henriquez makes his case to the House.

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.

By - 2/6/14 - 11:52 am

MassLive reports on the impending vote to expel state Rep. Carlos Henriquez (Dorchester).

The NAACP wants a delay.

Howie Carr (yep) wonders why him and not the other elected wrongdoers.

By - 1/30/13 - 8:15 am

The Globe reports state Rep. Marty Walz (D-Back Bay) is resigning to become CEO of Mass. Planned Parenthood.

By - 6/14/12 - 3:37 pm

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.

By - 10/18/11 - 9:24 pm

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.

By - 7/21/11 - 3:13 pm

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.

By - 7/8/11 - 9:00 am

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.

By - 7/5/11 - 8:58 pm

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.

By - 6/15/11 - 3:38 pm

Sal DiMasi found guilty, appeal planned, of course.

By - 4/28/11 - 11:44 pm

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.

By - 4/27/11 - 3:08 pm

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 dinners for doctors to hear the wonderous benefits of their products. However, the article doesn't mention how much money must have been spent by these same lobbyists at Beacon Hill restaurants instead in order to convince the current House to vote in favor of this gift ban repeal. In fact, supporters argue that the local economy and convention center hasn't been hurt at all by the ban. They argue that meal tax revenue is up and the BCEC has plans to grow.

By - 2/13/11 - 11:46 am

Channel 5 reports on state Rep. Michael Moran's change of heart.