Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is â€ś2016, donâ€™t let the door hit you on the way out.â€ť Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
James D. watched the sun come up over Winthrop this morning.
James D. watched the sun come up over Winthrop Beach this morning.
Banker & Tradesman says John Keith is the best person to take over the normally obscure office of Suffolk County Register of Deeds.
A seasoned Boston real estate agent, Keith has a general familiarity with how the Registry operates and seems genuinely eager to learn what he doesnâ€™t know.
The Globe profiles the five candidates who show up at candidate forums - Katie Forde, Stephanie Everett, Mike Mackan, Jeffrey Ross and Paul Nutting - and the two who couldn't be bothered, so why waste time mentioning their names?
Whoever wins will face three independents in November.
Ed note: The primary is this Thursday. Yes, it's an oddball date that probably only benefits one of the candidates who doesn't really want to deal with forums.
Is there anywhere in Boston (or even Winthrop or Revere) to get soft serve ice cream?
The federal government this week sued Eversource and the MWRA because, it alleges, an electrical cable from South Boston to Deer Island is in the way of the harbor dredging the government wants to do. Read more.
John Gage spotted this pair in the harbor off Deer Island this morning.
A man involved in a fistfight at a Revere Street home overnight returned with some friends - only to discover his opponent had a rifle, which he fired - Winthrop Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.
John Gage observed a swan flotilla at Deer Island today.
Mike Freedberg takes a look at the numbers in yesterday's special election for the state Senate seat Joe Boncore of Winthrop won:
Winthrop, which totals about 12 percent of the Districtâ€™s population, saw about 4100 ballots. Boston, whose precincts take up moire than 50 percent of the District, registered barely 5,420. A town of 18,000 people almost equaled the vote of Boston wards home to about 110,000 folks!
And the smallest turnout of all was on Beacon Hill, home to state Rep. Jay Livingstone.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has the results for the First Suffolk and Middlesex race. There are no Republicans running in the May 10 final - for the right to serve until this November's election.
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