SPRINGFIELD—At an small, impromptu gathering on the steps of City Hall, some of the region’s most visible LGBT activists gathered to celebrate the US Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Although the mood was definitely upbeat members of […]
SPRINGFIELD—With the close of the fiscal year anon, the City Council spent much of its time Monday night approving budget transfers to balance out accounts. There was a fair amount of policy afoot, too, from historic preservation to labor relations, […]
And so it came to pass. The epic goes unfinished. Troy did not fall. Turnus was not slain. Thus another story came to be. The White Whale escaped. Gatsby is dead…or at least his political career is. Today former Massachusetts […]
UPDATED: For clarity. This is the first in a series of posts on the new 189th Massachusetts General Court sworn in January 7. BOSTON—A friend told freshly minted college graduate Josh Lipsky to look out for somebody. Plopped into St. […]
This post has been re-dated to bump it to top of page. Its original timestamp was 6/16/14 1:08AM BOSTON—In a five-way race, it was about as close as to mano-a-mano as the Democratic primary for the 1st Hampden & Hampshire […]
Next week the State Ballot Commission is expected to take up ballot challenges ahead of the Fall races. Among the things on its plate is the objection to Eric Lesser’s eligibility for the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat. One […]
UPDATED 5/16/14 2:40PM: To reflect a correction that he grew up in Connecticut, not, as a previously posted, in Pennsylvania and to correct the acronym for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. It is CMS, not CMMS. Executive Privilege is […]
UPDATED 10:42PM: For additional photographs. NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—Welcomed to Central Connecticut State University with a roaring applause, President Barack Obama came to the Nutmeg State in the hopes of boosting his quest to raise the federal minimum wage. Joining the […]
UPDATED 10:10PM: For clarity and to reflect a correction of Lesser’s age. He is 28, not 29 as previously given. His birthday is later this year CHICOPEE—The race to replace Senator Gale Candaras was already looking crowded before Friday. Two […]
Four years ago at this time, Hampden County District Attorney William Bennet had already announced that his fifth term would be his last. In the very Republican story heralding the end of the Bennett era, a few names including an […]
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