The United States Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled its hearing for the nomination of Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni for federal district court. Next Tuesday, Mastroianni will appear in Washington for his date with destiny to discuss his nomination with members of the committee.
SPRINGFIELD—Eliciting boos from the gallery for hesitating on one issue, the City Council moved a matter to committee, while finally making progress on another Monday night. Nevertheless, the issue set the stage for what may be many confrontations between the mayor and the Council in
…And the World: We begin today, in Thailand, where elections went ahead as scheduled although without violence as feared. However, results are not complete and more voting appears necessary as many polling stations were blocked by protesters. Israel and Turkey seem close to mending ties
UPDATED 2/4/14 1:46PM: For comment from Rep. Brian Ashe and news of Eric Lesser’s interest in the race. State Representative Angelo Puppolo, a former City Councilor in Springfield announced this morning that he will not seek the seat held by retiring State Senator Gale Candaras.