2014 elections

By - 9/16/14 - 9:25 am

WBUR reports several Mass. supermarket chains are helping to fund ads against the proposal, which would require deposits on non-fizzy drinks.

Martha Coakley thinks the mayor of Quincy is backing Charlie Baker simply because he holds a grudge over her failed effort to convict Treasurer Tim of Quincy and a guy who is now an aide to the mayor on corruption charges.

Coakley... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 10:33 am

The Globe talks to the four candidates for governor about tax policy; at least when it comes to Coakley and Baker: Not much to hear.

There's a reason they call him the Prince of Darkness.

MassLive.com talks to John Miller, the Republican candidate for attorney general, about how to fight crime.

Casinos may not be the sure bed they're made out to... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 10:38 pm

WBUR reports. Can both candidates learn from their past losses?

By - 9/9/14 - 9:11 pm

Both get to run again for something next year - Owens succeeded in not winning the state Senate seat held by Sonia Chang-Diaz, while Garrison met expectations in not overtaking state Rep. Evandro Carvalho.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:24 am

UPDATE: The poll worker is now an ex-poll worker.

A Roslindale resident went to vote early at the Conley School today. As you might expect, it wasn't at all crowded. She reports she got into the back room (the school has two rooms for voting) just in time to hear one of the poll workers educating the room on his political beliefs:

Older gentlemen

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By - 9/4/14 - 3:59 pm

A non-existent endorsement from Elizabeth Warren wasn't the only thing that showed up on Patty Campatelli's campaign Facebook page over the weekend. Somebody who follows the page forwarded the following screen capture. Like the Warren endorsement, these are now scrubbed from the page:

Patty Campatelli doesn't like Sonia Chang-Diaz

The last time something like this happened,... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 10:35 pm

The Globe reports the embattled Suffolk County Register of Probate posted a bogus endorsement from Elizabeth Warren on her Facebook page. Or maybe it's that hacker that seems to pop up every so often to post bogus stuff on her Facebook page.

Either way, tsk. She could still win, of course, given that roughly 6,000 other people are also running for the... Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 1:54 pm

Tonight's debate is scheduled for 7 PM and will be aired on channels 5 and 7, so set your DVRs or watch it live and stay informed.

The Boston Media Consortium has scheduled this debate for the Democratic candidates for governor (Berwick, Coakley, and Grossman). This will be the one debate before the primaries where the widest audience will have a chance to watch and... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 9:12 am

WBUR reports on a gun-control debate between Democratic attorney-general candidates Warren Tolman and Maura Healey. Tolman would require fingerprint authentication for new guns, which he called the unsafest product for sale today; Healey says she's down with that, too, but wants to focus on broader crime issues.

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.

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