A man who came in seventh in the 2018 Democratic primary for the congressional seat now held by Lori Trahan was indicted yesterday on charges he illegally got friends and family members to loan money to his flailing campaign, which he then illegally used to bolster his flailing hotel venture. Read more.
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Councilor Kim Janey had to fight back the tears as she praised Ayanna Pressley for being a role model for her, for the other four women on the Boston City Council, for people across Boston. Read more.
First Steve Lynch abandons him and now Ayanna Pressley says she'll vote for Pelosi for speaker.
Boston Red Cloaks spanned the Old North Bridge in Concord, MA to mark the election of a record number of women in midterms 2018 pic.twitter.com/cPCvcHWoY4
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The Dorchester Reporter talks to Ayanna Pressley about how she's now splitting her time between Washington and Boston - where she still has some unfinished business as an at large city councilor before she is sworn in as a member of Congress.
The State House News Service summarizes a panel discussion with Rachael Rollins, newly elected Suffolk County DA and Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo, both elected as state representatives.
Miranda said that as a candidate this year, she felt she was "fighting" against a party that she says should have been helping her.
Rachael Rollins cruised to victory over Michael Maloney in the race to replace Dan Conley.
With 20% of precincts reporting statewide, Question 3, which would uphold a state law guaranteeing the right of transgender people against discrimination in public places, is passing by a 2-1 margin. In Boston, it is passing by an even higher margin. Read more.
NBC Boston reports officials shut a polling place at the Haynes House, 735 Shawmut Ave. this afternoon after white powder spilled out of an absentee ballot.
Officials re-opened the polling place about 25 minutes later after determining the powder was baking soda.
It's impossible to read their signs because the rain has wiped away much of the ink, but Mathteacherjedi reports these two kids, Ena and Thomas, were standing at Cummins Highway and Brown Avenue in the downpour this afternoon to show their support for a Yes vote on Question 3 for transgender rights.
The young people will win.
Cera Smith asks:
Fellow voters in Boston! What are the goodies we get with an "I voted" sticker? I know Blackbird Doughnuts is doing a free mini doughnut!
Competing human billboards at Holy Name School in West Roxbury this morning. Polls are open until 8 p.m.
Some early reports suggest heavy turnout even here in Massachusetts. Jessica reports an hour-wait at her Somerville polling place. Slydon reports "more people voting in Egleston Square than I've ever seen at midterms."
Long line in the North End: Read more.
Great Massachusetts political ad in 2018 or greatest Massachusetts political ad in 2018? Bonus: Videoed at West Roxbury's Porter Cafe. Language is NSFW and NSFYankeesFans.
If you agree that trans people deserve the same rights as everybody else, and want to show it in these increasingly dark days, you'll vote Yes on Question 3. And if you have time, you might even attend the Rally for Transgender Rights, 1 p.m. on Sunday at the 54th Massachusetts memorial at Boston Common, across from the State House.
A federal judge ruled today that organizers of a Senate debate this Sunday can exclude independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai because published polls show him garnering less than 10% of the vote. Read more.
Andy Metzger sums up Charlie on the MBTA, from the halcyon days of the 2015 blizzards to today.
The Herald reports.
Think Donnie will pay up now?
WGBH reports on last night's debate between incumbent Charlie Baker and challenger Jay Gonzalez.
State rep candidate knows what families of weekend murder victims going through; to open office to them and community tonight
Liz Miranda, who likely will be the next state rep from the 5th Suffolk district (Dorchester and Roxbury) is opening her campaign office at 246 Bowdoin St. tonight as a place for people to grieve and figure out what to do following the five murders since Friday. Read more.
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