2014 elections

By - 7/9/14 - 4:20 pm

So Leland Cheung, running for lieutenant governor, wants to get rid of the governor's council? Governor's Councilor Robert Jubinville wishes to have a word with him:

The Governor's Council is not an "antiquated vestige" but rather a constitutional body created at the same time as the Senate, which he seems so fond of. Mr. Adams would be very upset by such remarks made by

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By - 7/8/14 - 4:17 pm

Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung says it's time to eliminate the governor's council, a holdover from the days when the governor was appointed by the king of England.

Cheung says the council's most important role - confirming the appointment of judicial nominees - could be handed over to the state Senate.

Of course, Cheung doesn't just want to just twiddle his thumbs as lieutenant... Read more

By - 6/24/14 - 11:02 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Attorney General Martha Coakley goofed on blocking a referendum on casinos from appearing on this fall's ballot and ordered the question put to voters.

The state's highest court said the question, which would block casinos in the state would not be a "taking" of casino applicants' property, which the AG had said was the reason to keep it off... Read more

By - 6/20/14 - 11:13 am

The state's highest court says court administrators have the right to suspend our very own register of probate and insolvency while they investigate allegations she's doing a crappy job.

The ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court means Register Patricia Campatelli, who is up for re-election this fall, can have nothing to do with her office during the investigation - although she will continue to receive... Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 5:16 pm

Oopsies, he says about federal campaign records on which he listed himself as an executive at an investment firm.

So? Who hasn't had an elder moment or 33? Seems New Jersey sent some pension business the company's way after he sent a donation to the New Jersey Republican State Committee, and that's kinda illegal under New Jersey law, the site says.... Read more

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

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.... Read more

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 - 3/27/14 - 7:44 am

The Globe reports Steve Grossman looked like he was passing a kidney stone in a debate the other night not because he had to share the stage with Gay Hating Guy, but because he was actually passing a kidney stone.... Read more

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 - 3/16/14 - 10:39 pm
Lively getting ready to march in South Boston

Lively getting ready to march in South Boston. Photo by Arturo Gossage.

As the Globe told us this morning, a "small contingent" of gay South Boston residents quietly marched in today's parade.

Also marching today: Scott Lively, a Springfield minister who wants to make it illegal to promote gay rights and who has written that the Nazis were especially evil because their leaders, including Hitler, were gay.

A talk by Lively in Uganda was... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 10:30 am

The Globe gets its hands on a report that kind of makes the first-term Suffolk County register of probate look like the boss from hell:

Patricia Campatelli often worked only 15 hours a week at her $122,500-a-year job as Suffolk County register of probate, and she spent much of that time taking “numerous smoking breaks, scratching lottery tickets, looking at East Boston real estate

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By - 3/6/14 - 4:03 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that the perpetual candidate has sued Secretary of State William Galvin for barring her from the Democratic ballot for Carlos Henriquez's old seat on the grounds she didn't switch from being a Republican to being a Democrat in time this time.

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.... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:48 am

WBUR reports on a gubernatorial forum at Harvard.

By - 2/21/14 - 2:34 pm

Mike Deehan, a reporter at the State House News Service, has launched MaGov14.com to cover this year's race for governor.

By - 2/11/14 - 3:09 pm
Arroyo for register of probate

Felix D. Arroyo tomorrow announces a bid to replace Patty Campatelli as Suffolk County Register of Probate and Family Court.

Campatelli, in her first term in the elected holdover from colonial days, found herself suspended by the Massachusetts Trial Court in January due to an investigation into whether she punched an employee - a charge she denies.

Arroyo the elder was a Boston city... Read more

By - 1/19/14 - 12:44 pm

The Globe's Billy Baker profiles Maureen Dahill, the third candidate in the battle to take over Jack Hart's old state-senate seat, the one who tried to find a bridge between the oldtimers and the yuppies. And maybe buries the lead at the very end of the story, at least for people who like keeping tabs on who's running for what.... Read more

By - 12/30/13 - 6:18 am

You know when you are heading for victory when anonymous posters attack and ridicule you. It always out of fear, hatred, and jealousy that these "stalker trolls" attack you when you are on the brink of success and triumph.

My good friend Moe Love obviously does not like the fact that yes I am a former Republican. However, fortunately I am in good company.... Read more

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... Read more

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