SPRINGFIELD—Cheryl Coakley-Rivera may have resigned from the legislature, but she does not want people to think she has stepped away from politics. The same outlook that led her to a 15 year career representing the 10th Hampden House district, borne out of her formative years,
…And the World: We begin today in Israel, which has received a stern warning from US Secretary of State John Kerry that the country risks becoming an “apartheid state” if it does not find peace with the Palestinians (AIPAC objected). The comments came in a
UPDATED 5/4/14 11:07PM: For clarity, grammar and additional links. Three months after Senator Gale Candaras said she would retire from the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat, the Democratic primary has descended into a slugfest. The target: Eric Lesser, the former White House aide from Longmeadow.
UPDATED 4/22/14 10:00am: For grammar and clarity. AGAWAM—Almost every candidate will feature or get questions about their family. It is standard politics. Shawn Allyn, one of the Democrats running for Hampden County district attorney, often has his law partner, Lisa Ball, at his side. She
…And the World: We begin today in the Ukraine, where violence in the East has flared up again. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Ukraine is failing to hold up its end of a bargain made in Geneva among the US, EU, Russia and Ukraine.
The endorsement game picked up a bit more this week as two candidates in the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate district secured new support from area electeds. Set against signs that the race has ventured into the political meta, the endorsements cap a week of
BOSTON—Four new state representatives were sworn into the Massachusetts House of Representative in what will likely be the penultimate ceremony of its kind before legislature’s formal session ends in July. Among those sworn was John Velis, a Westfield Democrat, whose historic win earlier this month
UPDATED 1:45PM: For grammar and clarity. Maybe it was the familiar picture on the Facebook feed of that friend who loves The New York Times. Or it was the teasing (and misleading) lead on the Grey Lady’s Twitter account. DC denizen and missed it Sunday night?
…And the World: We begin today in the Ukraine, where militants in the country’s east have ignored a deadline to evacuate occupied government buildings, although Ukrainian forces have begun to push back. The pro-Russian militants, who represent a distinct minority compared to the situation Crimea
SPRINGFIELD—Once again a light agenda confronted the City Council Monday evening. Even divisive and controversial concept like a Council Facebook page were not voted on that night. Most of the city and the region’s attention was focused a couple of miles away at Van Sickle