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Behind a Possible Candaras Exit, Many Dominos Could Fall…

UPDATED 11/28/13 10:26AM: For additional details.  UPDATED 12/4/13 10:47PM: CORRECTION, a previous version of this post said Tim Rooke lived in the 12th Hampden District. His home is not in that district and therefore, unless he moved, he cannot run for the seat. With the

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Briefings: Fresh Indictment, Fresh Implications…

Proving that the Probation Scandal remains an onion with many layers, the Justice Department has issued a fresh indictment of John O’Brien, the former Probation Commissioner and two of his aides to include counts of bribing the leaders of the legislature.  Named by position, but

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The Sun Also Criticizes…

This post was originally published on 3/17/13 10:27. Its time stamp has been changed to promote it to the top of the site. UPDATED 3/19/13 2:56PM: For grammar. Last Monday, Sunshine Week took some Massachusetts legislators by surprise when they discovered Massachusetts had received a

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In the Rearview Mirror: Digging Down Ballot…

Nearly ten days after the election, post-mortems of the 2012 campaign season go on. Most of these, of course, focus on the presidential election. The Massachusetts Senate race, while destined to be studied for generations, was more or less put to bed until the White

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Endorsements on Parade: Sliding Down the Ballot…

The moment you have all been waiting for, endorsements of offices in our backyard!  Beyond the “continue reading” click, our list of choices for competitive races in Greater Springfield/Hampden County.  Our apologies for not going out further than that, but a lack of resources limited

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Hoping to Cross Finn-ish Line Again, Nothing Taken for Granted…

This is the Fourth in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley CORRECTION 12:22am: We incorrectly identified Rep. Finn as losing West Springfield and winning on the strength of his Chicopee & Springfield numbers.  He in fact won West Springfield, albeit

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Fighting not for “New” Holyoke, but the Next Holyoke…

This is the Third in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley HOLYOKE—In all of Massachusetts four western counties, only one of the area’s seats in the legislature is open. In some ways, the contest, which almost did not happen, has

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West of the River, Rep Candidates Rumble…

UPDATED 10/22/12 12:31 This is the Second in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley AGAWAM—In a tense showdown between two candidates personifying the two dimensions of the swingy, somewhat working class Third Hampden District, Republican State Representative Nick Boldyga and

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Longmeadow Rivals’ Rematch Moves from Lawns to Streets…

This is the First in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley LONGMEADOW—Until this month and after scandal broke in the 2nd Hampden Republican primary, only signs for Marie Angelides held watch over lawns in this largely suburban State House district.