2012 elections

By - 12/18/12 - 11:17 am

Electors about to spring into action

Steve was in the State House yesterday for the quadrennial convening of our electors. To nobody's surprise, Obama and Biden won - after the grandchildren of the older electors led them and legislators in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Copyright Steve.... Read more

By - 12/17/12 - 10:31 am

City councilors this morning began a formal discussion on how to allow the medical-marijuana dispensaries approved by voters last month while letting neighborhoods have a say on specific locations.

The law approved by voters would allow up to five dispensaries in a county.

City Councilor Bill Linehan, who represents South Boston and the South End, said he understands the need for medical marijuana and... Read more

By - 11/26/12 - 9:04 pm

City Councilor Rob Consalvo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says he sympathizes with people with the sort of debilitating illnesses who would require medical marijuana, but he doesn't want the dispensaries approved by voters to be allowed to set up shop just anywhere.

Consalvo on Wednesday asks the City Council to approve a hearing to start figuring out how to limit where dispensaries can open.

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By - 11/26/12 - 8:56 pm

City Councilor Bill Linehan says some of his constituents stood in line for three or even four hours on Election Day, and he's not having it.

On Wednesday, the council considers his request for a hearing to figure out how to prevent the long lines he said became common in his district. In his request, Linehan says five precincts have 4,000 voters each - double... Read more

By - 11/10/12 - 11:42 am

Richard Vetstein reports landlords are smokin' mad because the law passed by voters this week lets people with medical conditions grow a two-month supply of weed at home if they can't get to one of those dispensaries the law allows. Homegrown pot could mean mold, water damage, fires from improperly wired grow lights and even an increased risk of burglaries from thieves looking for... Read more

By - 11/8/12 - 10:59 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Obama won Mattapan 10,451 to 209.

According to city tallies, Obama's highest percentage came in Ward 14, precinct 3 (along the east side of Blue Hill Avenue on either side of Seaver), where he got 99.1% of the vote.

Obama lost just two precincts in the entire city - Ward 6, precinct 9 and Ward 7, Precinct 1,... Read more

By - 11/7/12 - 12:17 am

Yeah, losing hurts and sometimes all you can do is lash out at the people around you. Adults can make a learning experience of it, though, Holly.

By - 11/6/12 - 10:30 pm

The Globe has the results for the two questions - and that third one about car repair.

By - 11/6/12 - 9:09 pm

WarrenYou can call her Senator Warren now.

As more votes come in, WHDH is calling Elizabeth Warren the winner over incumbent Scott Brown. Among other things, Warren becomes the state's first woman senator.

While statewide the race was close, in Boston, city results show Warren winning 65-35.

Mark Leccese: "Tough... Read more

By - 11/6/12 - 8:17 am

Conley School in Roslindale around 7:30 a.m.Conley School in Roslindale around 7:30 a.m.

Polls opened in Boston this morning with long lines of waiting voters. What are you seeing when you vote? Add a comment.

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By - 11/5/12 - 10:07 am

Wendell Willkie campaigns in Quincy in 1940.Wendell Willkie campaigns in Quincy in 1940.

West Roxbury celebrates tomorrow today with its traditional Truman Rally in the municipal parking lot at Centre and Hastings streets (right across from the mural of James Michael Curley and Dapper... Read more

By - 11/3/12 - 10:52 pm

Holliston/Hopkinton Patch reports a member of the Holliston Democratic Town Committee got a call today reminding him to vote for Obama and Warren - on Wednesday, because Sandy forced a delay in the election. Of course, it hasn't.

By - 10/23/12 - 7:49 am

Remember when the Governor of the State He Dare Not Name went on tour two years into his term as governor of some vague state up in the Northeast and kept complaining about how awful that state was? Boston Daily rewrites a section of Romney's book.

By - 10/20/12 - 12:25 pm

Should be a fun time on Commercial Street, especially if they're met by these guys.

By - 10/16/12 - 10:48 pm

Massachusetts sure came up a lot in the debate tonight. Some history to go with the references:

When Romney got his binder full of women (and why he had nothing to do with it).

When Romney got tough on a coal plant in Salem.

When Romney opposed a wind project.

When Romney signed a permanent ban on assault weapons.

Why Romney... Read more

By - 10/16/12 - 8:05 am

Obama voters for Brown? A roving UHub photographer captured the scene in Dudley Square.A roving UHub photographer captured the scene in Dudley Square yesterday.

The Herald reports the Brown campaign is paying homeless men about $8 an hour to... Read more

By - 10/13/12 - 10:42 am

The Globe reports on Brown's request to the feds to back off from the way it regulates compounding pharmacies - such as the one in Framingham that's now responsible for more than a dozen deaths.

By - 10/1/12 - 7:50 pm

David Gregory doesn't seem to realize he's not a candidate. He spent the first 15 minutes on the "character" issues that everybody in Massachusetts already is sick to death of. He decided that immigration is a more important issue than jobs. His toupee is too obvious.

By - 9/25/12 - 4:40 pm

Blue Mass. Group posted this video of Scott Brown staffers doing oh-no-not-at-all-racist war cries and tomahawk chops outside the Eire Pub in Dorchester the other day. And, of course, this being Boston, well, no rally is complete without a "Yankees suck!" chant.... Read more

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