Massachusetts Politics

The latest: Trump credits his tweet in Rep. Sanford's defeat

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford hugged his sons after addressing his supporters at Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Sanford …


Protesters block traffic in downtown Boston

At least a dozen protesters blocked traffic in downtown Boston Monday afternoon holding up a sign that said "Poor People's Campaign. "<p>The protesters …


SUNDAY NOTEBOOK: Gonzalez gaining local support in gubernatorial bid

State Rep. Stephan Hay, right, shared a light moment with Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale, left, and 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate …


Peter Lucas: Clintons, Obamas hit new heights in presidential profiteering

Harry Truman just went home.<p>After his presidency ended in January,1953 he caught a train and went back to Independence, Missouri to live in his …


Disagreements emerge over trade, Trump's diplomacy in 3rd District debate

From left, Alexandra Chandler, Dan Koh, Bopha Malone, Juana Matias and Lori Trahan debate in one of two sessions in the 3rd Congressional District …


This new interactive map shows you the location of nearly every public bathroom in Boston

Here's some relieving news: The city of Boston has posted a new interactive map of all the public city-run restrooms within its borders.<p>The locations …

City Halls

Has Massachusetts Fallen Behind In Innovative Public Policies?

Support the news<p>Massachusetts is known for a number of public policy firsts. The first public school in America, Boston Latin. Establishing Boston …

United States

Gonzalez would not have filled Pentagon request for border help

By Michael P. Norton<p>State House News Service<p>WORCESTER -- Candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez says he would not have complied with a Pentagon request, …


Report wild turkey sightings

6/01/2018<p>Division of Fisheries and Wildlife<p>Media Contact for Report wild turkey sightings<p>Marion Larson, MassWildlife<p>Sportsmen and women, birders, and …

State Politics

Investigation targets Oregon 'sanctuary state' repeal effort

SALEM, Ore. -- A conservative group is taking aim at the nation's oldest statewide sanctuary law, with a drive to repeal a 31-year-old Oregon mandate …


Hefner prosecutors want secret Senate investigation papers

Prosecutors for Attorney General Maura Healey are seeking a court order to get their hands on confidential aspects of the Senate investigation into …


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State Politics

Some 3rd District hopefuls failed to vote in key races

Several Democratic congressional candidates who are now urging voters to hit the polls in the Merrimack Valley's packed 3rd District primary didn't …


SUNDAY NOTEBOOK: State rep. candidate flabbergasted by Starbucks

IT APPEARS THAT not everyone is happy with Starbucks' decision to close its 8,000 coffee shops on May 29 to educate its employees on racial bias.


Pols back bid to ask Baker to remove judge

BOSTON -- A group of House lawmakers is seeking to topple a Superior Court judge whose decisions have recently come under fire.


Mass Fiscal Alliance unleashing new round of mailers targeting Dems

Sen. Eldridge<p>Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.<p>By Andy Metzger<p>State House News Service<p>BOSTON -- With the next state …


16 arrested at State House while advocating drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants

Sixteen protesters were arrested on trespassing charges at the State House Monday evening, police said.<p>The 13 women and three men were part of a …


16 protestors arrested outside Massachusetts State House

Demonstrators refused to leave their protest at the State House and ended up in handcuffs.

Western Massachusetts

Adams wins Lunenburg selectmen's seat by 13 votes; recount possible

LUNENBURG -- With a narrow 13-vote lead, Katey Adams was named winner of Saturday's Board of Selectmen race, beating fellow candidates Michael-Ray …


May 18, 2018 - State House Takeout

State Politics

How Capeless plotted succession plan

David Capeless worked closely with Gov. Charlie Baker to choreograph the handoff of his job as Berkshire Country district attorney to a top aide, …

State Politics

How 'change orders' can drive up the cost of State House projects

At the Massachusetts State House, work is underway on 16 shiny new elevators, a project that has already had approximately $500,000 in change orders.

State Politics

Fitchburg's 'one-lane' Main St. experiment soon to be only a memory after council vote

Cars make their way up Main Street to the one lane portion of the road in Fitchburg last week. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE/FILE PHOTO<p>FITCHBURG -- The days …


Trahan touts ties to 3rd District

Lori Trahan, candidate for the 3rd District Congressional seat, speaks in Lowell on Monday. SUN/Scot Langdon<p>Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can …


Penthouse duplex in Beacon Hill includes State House views from dining room

Three-bedroom spread in 101 Chestnut Street wants $5.1M<p>The seven-room, 2,700-square-foot Unit R at 101 Chestnut Street in eminently tour-able Beacon Hill is suitably opulent for the address—high ceilings, ornate fireplaces, deep crown moldings, a Juliet balcony, a formal dining room, etc.<p>But it’s …


With Steve Wynn Gone, ‘Queen of Las Vegas’ Does Boardroom Battle

Elaine Wynn, known as the Queen of Las Vegas for her long involvement with Mirage and Wynn Resorts, the casino and resort companies she founded with her ex-husband Steve Wynn, might seem an unlikely champion of shareholder rights and good corporate governance.<p>She’s better known as a philanthropist …


3rd Congressional Dem hopefuls debate party's message

Candidate Bopha Malone speaks on the first of two panels during the 3rd Congressional District debate at FSU's Conlon Fine Arts Building Wednesday …


2nd Dem panel takes shots at each other in debate

The debate for the Third District was held at Fitchburg State University's Conlon Fine Arts building on Wednesday night. From left during the second …


Framingham Gets An Award For Its Drinking Water

"It is no easy task to keep up with the ever-evolving federal and state drinking water regulations."<p>FRAMINGHAM, MA—Right from the tap!<p>On Tuesday, May …


Deadline stands in Rosenberg race

By Colin A. Young and Michael P. Norton State House News Service BOSTON -- The mayor of Northampton is backing off his request to alter the election …