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2020 elections

By adamg - 8/7/20 - 11:00 am

14th Suffolk Candidate Forum on Climate Change, Housing & Equity

A question on qualified immunity, which provides protection for police officers and other municipal employees when they do something wrong while on duty, proved one of the more dramatic differences among the three candidates for state representative in the 14th Suffolk district - Hyde Park and parts of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:46 pm

Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner reported tonight that at least 30 Brookline voters got the wrong ballots mailed to them for the Sept. 1 primary. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:09 pm

8th Congressional Democratic Debate

The Walpole League of Women Voters sponsored an Eighth District debate between incumbent Steve Lynch and challenger Robbie Goldstein for the Sept. 1 Democratic primary.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 9:07 am

WBUR reports.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 10:10 pm

The Kennedy campaign issued a press release today about how Ed Markey allegedly never visits most of Massachusetts, featuring what they think is a real zinger: Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/20 - 3:14 pm
Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury

Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury last month.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state does not have to print Rayla Campbell's name on the Republican ballot for the 7th District congressional seat, because she failed to collect even the reduced number of signatures the court had earlier allowed due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/20 - 9:31 pm

Gov. Baker signed the Covid-19-related bill and now the state is getting ready to mail out applications for both the September primaries and the November final election. You'll still be able to vote at a polling place if you really want to.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 10:28 am

Massachusetts Beverage Business reports Cumberland Farms has abandoned its plans for a ballot question this fall that asks voters to let it install beer and wine coolers in all its stores because it's just too darned busy concentrating on protecting its workers and customers from Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 11:29 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that voters this fall will get to decide whether to give all food stores the right to get a license to sell beer and wine, through a ballot question proposed by convenience-store giant Cumberland Farms, which has the maximum seven licenses allowed by current state law. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 11:40 am

Boston elections officials told a City Council committee today that while voting by mail would be ideal in the age of pandemic, they're not currently set up to handle it - and that without proper planning it could mean having hundreds of volunteers counting ballots in close proximity at City Hall, which would defeat the whole point of trying to keep people away from each other. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 11:18 am

Shiva Ayyadurai, who is making yet another bid for a Senate seat this year, is suing Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose nephew is running for that same Senate seat.

At issue is who is the biggest, most libeling liar. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 7:49 am

The Chelsea Record reports Chelsea City Councilor Damali Vidot has turned in papers to run against state Rep. Dan Ryan in the September Democratic primary for the 2nd Suffolk district, which covers Charlestown and most of Chelsea.

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 9:08 am

WBUR reports. You can guess the reason why.

Interesting fact for supporters of Orange Julius Caesar: The military has used vote by mail since the Civil War.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 2:31 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the Covid-19 crisis is making it too hard for many candidates to collect enough signatures to get on the ballot for the September primary and so ordered that candidates need only collect half as many signatures - and that candidates for state legislative races have more time to do so. Also, candidates can submit signatures gathered electronically rather than on paper. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 2:06 pm

Wearing blue gloves and a mask, former City Councilor Rob Consalvo today filed signatures to get on the September Democratic primary ballot to replace 14th Suffolk State Rep. Angelo Scaccia, who is not running for re-election. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/20 - 1:32 pm

Mike Freedberg takes a look at the precinct-by-precinct votes for Biden, Sanders and Warren.

He possibly, maybe, just might have gotten a little hyperbolic at the end, where he compares the battle between progressives and old-line Hyde Parkers in the Democratic ward-committee election in Ward 18 to the blockbusting and red lining that forced the Jews out of Mattapan and Dorchester in the 1960s and 1970s.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 11:20 am

CNN reports. That leaves Bill Weld and Vermin Supreme as the only Massachusetts candidates still running for president.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 9:00 am

WBUR reports Newton yesterday approved a ballot question allowing a developer to turn a 23-acre parcel in Newton Upper Falls into a mixed-use development with 800 apartments - 120 designated below market rate - and office and retail space.

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