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By adamg - 3/6/24 - 9:12 am

Republicans in the First Suffolk district yesterday voted to keep their incumbent Republican State Committeewoman, Elizabeth Hinds-Ferrick, rather than put a Nazi into office. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/24 - 2:42 pm
Lori Kauffman seeks inspiration from Hitler

Nazi candidate memes herself.

Updated with statement by the Massachusetts Republican Committee.

Republicans in the First Suffolk district (state Sen. Nick Collins's district) who vote during the March 5 primary will get to decide who represents them on the Republican State Committee - one man and one woman.

On the woman's side, the candidates are Elizabeth Hinds-Ferrick and Lori Kauffman, both of Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/18 - 10:32 pm

In both English and Spanish, state Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) issued a statement this afternoon:

I’ve heard from members of our community about remarks made by a priest during mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church last Sunday that were disparaging toward Colombian residents of East Boston. I am appalled at the nature of these comments ...

Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/18 - 11:56 am

State Rep. Evandro Carvalho, who had announced plans to run for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry, announced today that he's decided to run instead for the Suffolk County District Attorney's post that Dan Conley recently announced he'll be leaving. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/18 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.

By adamg - 2/6/18 - 3:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, first elected in 2014, says he is running for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat in the April 3 Democratic primary. State Rep. Nick Collins of South Boston, is also running for the seat.

By adamg - 2/2/18 - 3:59 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.

By adamg - 1/29/18 - 1:43 pm

The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.

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

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.

By adamg - 5/28/13 - 9:38 pm

Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.

So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?

Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.

By adamg - 5/23/13 - 4:34 pm

David Bernstein reports Therese Murray even got involved, with her office calling up the Collins camp to say exactly how displeased she'd be if Collins supporters tried an end run against the primary results with a sticker campaign against primary winner Linda Dorcena Forry. So grumpy Southie residents fuming about how the election was stolen from them somehow will just have to stay grumpy.

By adamg - 5/2/13 - 8:22 am

The Dorchester Reporter posts the tallies for the 1st Suffolk race, along with a report on the close election.

By adamg - 4/30/13 - 9:36 pm

AP called the 1st Suffolk race for Collins early on, but as of 10:08 p.m., city results showed Dorcena Forry leading by a slim margin - and the Dorcena Forry camp was declaring victory. The Collins camp, however, was conceding nothing.

By adamg - 4/30/13 - 2:06 pm

David Bernstein reports on a snafu in the 1st Suffolk race involving some precincts in South Boston (wards 6 and 7( getting ballots without the state-senate candidates listed on them. City elections officials say they fixed the problem before 7:30 a.m.

By adamg - 4/29/13 - 10:38 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the governor is slamming a pro-Collins ad featuring a photo of him and Nick Collins in the Bay State Banner, because he hasn't taken sides in the race between Collins, Linda Dorcena Forry and Maureen Dahill.

This isn't the first time Patrick has had to deny endorsing somebody, although at least this time his signature wasn't forged on the alleged endorsement.

By adamg - 2/6/13 - 2:36 pm

The Dorchester Reporter has hired an outside editor to keep tabs of its coverage of the 1st Suffolk Senate race of Linda Dorcena Forry, whose husband, Bill, is publisher of the paper and the Boston Haitian Reporter and Mattapan Reporter.

Michael Jonas, executive editor of CommonWealth magazine, and a long-time Dorchester resident, will review the paper's coverage of her race this spring to replace recently resigned state Sen. Jack Hart.

By adamg - 2/5/13 - 3:10 pm

Just in case you were wondering.

So that leaves state reps. Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry.

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