Politics

By - 11/13/18 - 10:53 am

The State House News Service summarizes a panel discussion with Rachael Rollins, newly elected Suffolk County DA and Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo, both elected as state representatives.

Miranda said that as a candidate this year, she felt she was "fighting" against a party that she says should have been helping her.

By - 11/8/18 - 5:29 pm
Mueller protest in front of the State House in Boston

Brad Squirrels reports from the Common:

Pretty impressive turnout on the Common with just 24 hours notice.

Lily Goldman is at a protest in Gloucester: Read more.

By - 11/7/18 - 7:43 pm

Months ago, the progressive group MoveOn set up a rapid-fire response protest plan to deal with the possible firing of Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein. Although neither has happened, Sessions is gone and Rosenstein is no longer in charge of Mueller and so the group has activated the plan, which includes a protest at 5 p.m. today - Thursday - on the Common across from the State House. More info.

By - 11/6/18 - 10:10 pm
Rollins

Rachael Rollins cruised to victory over Michael Maloney in the race to replace Dan Conley.

Read more.

By - 11/6/18 - 9:50 pm

With 20% of precincts reporting statewide, Question 3, which would uphold a state law guaranteeing the right of transgender people against discrimination in public places, is passing by a 2-1 margin. In Boston, it is passing by an even higher margin. Read more.

By - 11/6/18 - 8:47 pm

At 8:01 p.m., Associated Press declared Ayanna Pressley would become the first black woman member of Congress from Massachusetts, since she had no opposition in her race in the 7th Congressional District, after defeating incumbent Mike Capuano in the September primary. Read more.

By - 11/6/18 - 7:21 pm

NBC Boston reports officials shut a polling place at the Haynes House, 735 Shawmut Ave. this afternoon after white powder spilled out of an absentee ballot.

Officials re-opened the polling place about 25 minutes later after determining the powder was baking soda.

By - 11/6/18 - 4:43 pm
Two girls with pro trans rights signs

It's impossible to read their signs because the rain has wiped away much of the ink, but Mathteacherjedi reports these two kids, Ena and Thomas, were standing at Cummins Highway and Brown Avenue in the downpour this afternoon to show their support for a Yes vote on Question 3 for transgender rights.

The young people will win.

By - 11/6/18 - 10:14 am

Cera Smith asks:

Fellow voters in Boston! What are the goodies we get with an "I voted" sticker? I know Blackbird Doughnuts is doing a free mini doughnut!

By - 11/6/18 - 9:03 am
Human billboards outside Holy Name School in West Roxbury

Competing human billboards at Holy Name School in West Roxbury this morning. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Some early reports suggest heavy turnout even here in Massachusetts. Jessica reports an hour-wait at her Somerville polling place. Slydon reports "more people voting in Egleston Square than I've ever seen at midterms."

Long line in the North End: Read more.

By - 11/3/18 - 10:14 am

The Globe reports 14 members of the group IfNotNow were arrested for a sit-in at the Mass. Republican headquarters on Merrimac Street. Read more.

By - 11/1/18 - 9:50 pm

Be a Masshole

Great Massachusetts political ad in 2018 or greatest Massachusetts political ad in 2018? Bonus: Videoed at West Roxbury's Porter Cafe. Language is NSFW and NSFYankeesFans.

By - 11/1/18 - 7:30 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports National Grid was a no-show at a City Council hearing earlier this week on the state of gas mains in Boston.

By - 10/29/18 - 9:30 pm

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions was in town today for a little chat with a local chapter of the Federalist Society, which has been busy preparing lists of judges for Trump to appoint. Religion New Service reports on an attempt by two local ministers, one from the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, to try to remind him what the Bible says about religious liberty.

By - 10/27/18 - 12:13 pm

The Globe reports former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez as an aide to work on several issues, including reducing violence in the city.

A city spokesperson said the mayor believes in second chances and that Henriquez, convicted and expelled from the house in 2014 has long worked to support youth, reduce violence and help people with trauma.

By - 10/23/18 - 12:46 pm

If you agree that trans people deserve the same rights as everybody else, and want to show it in these increasingly dark days, you'll vote Yes on Question 3. And if you have time, you might even attend the Rally for Transgender Rights, 1 p.m. on Sunday at the 54th Massachusetts memorial at Boston Common, across from the State House.

By - 10/22/18 - 1:53 pm

A federal judge ruled today that organizers of a Senate debate this Sunday can exclude independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai because published polls show him garnering less than 10% of the vote. Read more.

By - 10/22/18 - 1:23 pm
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By - 10/19/18 - 10:54 am

Andy Metzger sums up Charlie on the MBTA, from the halcyon days of the 2015 blizzards to today.