Politics

By - 8/20/18 - 9:30 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews Katie Forde, who, for the second time in two years, is running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds against former City Councilor Steve Murphy - only this time she's his only opponent in the Democratic primary.

By - 8/17/18 - 2:31 pm

Suffolk County DA Dan Conley today made it official: He's endorsing assistant DA Greg Henning to succeed him in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary: Read more.

By - 8/17/18 - 8:59 am

When asked why JP residents in the 8th Congressional District should vote for him, Christopher Voehl explained he's against Medicare for All.

Lynch also faces Brianna Wu in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary.

By - 8/16/18 - 3:29 pm
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By - 8/15/18 - 10:44 am

CommonWealth reports on a rally Jeffrey Sanchez had yesterday at the Mildred Hailey Apartments with some long-time local progressives standing behind him as a progressive leader in his race against progressive Nika Elugardo.

Earlier:
In a battle between progressives, a forum centered on best way to achieve goals.

By - 8/12/18 - 3:15 pm

The Dorchester Reporter takes a look at the candidates running in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary n the 5th Suffolk (Dorchester and Roxbury) district to replace state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, who is running for Suffolk County DA.

By - 8/11/18 - 11:10 am

A year after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against gay-hating Scott Lively by a group representing LGBT citizens of Uganda, a federal appeals court has ruled that the judge's condemnation of his "crackpot bigotry" is no reason to overturn the ruling - because he won the case. Read more.

By - 8/10/18 - 10:19 pm

Apparently, Republican Governor Charlie Baker thinks it's worthwhile to vet Brett Kavanaugh's record on supporting Supreme Court precedent on a women's right to choose to have an abortion, Roe v. Wade.

Gov. Charlie Baker reacts to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

ACLU:

Brett Kavanaugh's One Abortion Case

By - 8/8/18 - 9:26 am

The Herald reports that Geoff Diehl made the assertion during a debate with two other candidates who will also not be our next US senator, doubled down in the face of skepticism from both a moderator and his rivals, then, possibly realizing what that made him sound like, said he was just joshing.

By - 8/7/18 - 2:33 pm

Mass. Republican candidates for US Senate had a debate today and none of the issues raised by Steve Schmidt on Bill Maher August 3 were discussed

Click on the soundcloud link at the bottom of the tweet:

By - 8/7/18 - 2:58 am

rawstory:

‘This is my neighborhood!’ White man melts down after seeing a black woman park her motorcycle on his street [near the intersection of Adams Street and Chelmsford in Dorchester]

Boston woman says she found herself being accosted by an angry white man simply because she parked her motorcycle on the street where he lived.

By - 8/2/18 - 10:25 pm
By - 7/31/18 - 9:51 pm

Seems Northeastern President Joseph Aoun lives on Beacon Street at Joy and protesters are trying to occupy it to protest a research contract ICE has with Northeastern.

Beacon is currently shut between Joy and Park.

By - 7/31/18 - 9:56 am
Who sent out this text poll?

Dave Shea reports he got this message on his phone yesterday, wonders who's behind the poll on the 4th Suffolk race for the seat vacated by Nick Collins when he moved up to the state senate.

Both candidates in the Sept. 4 primary - Matt Rusteika and David Biele - said it wasn't them. Rusteika notes he doesn't call himself "Matthew."

By - 7/30/18 - 9:15 am

State Attorney General Maura Healey announced this morning she's supporting Ayanna Pressley for Congress in the Democratic primary in the 7th district, over incumbent Mike Capuano.

In a message to supporters, Healey, who lives in Charlestown, explained why: Read more.

By - 7/30/18 - 1:40 am
By - 7/27/18 - 1:56 pm

Boston Magazine reports that Gov. Baker today signed a law stripping old laws off the Massachusetts books that could have been used to bar abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned. Read more.

By - 7/27/18 - 9:53 am

CommonWealth takes a look at the race for the Democratic nomination for Suffolk County District Attorney - and efforts by some in the black community to get some of the candidates to drop out, which is leading to the same sort of backlash that happened with a similar effort in the crowded race for mayor in 2013.

The primary is Sept. 4.