With former Boston City Councilor and mayoral aspirant Andrea Campbell entering the race for Attorney General, statewide Democratic primaries are beginning to fill out. Incumbent Treasurer Deb Goldberg and incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin are seeking reelection. Their plans followed many others’.
At 5 foot 4 inches, Maura Healey, Massachusetts’s Attorney General, towers over few. Yet, for months now she has loomed over the race for the commonwealth’s highest office.
After months of speculation, Longmeadow Senator Eric Lesser has taken the plunge and will pursue statewide office. On Tuesday, he announced he was running for lieutenant governor becoming the fourth Democratic candidate in a race that could become yet more crowded.
In the end, for Springfield, 2021 may have come to define the city’s limits. Some of those limits were long overdue. Courts ruled twice on the limits of Mayor Domenic Sarno’s power and the coronavirus revealed the limits of his influence. But those limits also
SPRINGFIELD—The exit of Governor Charlie Baker blew up the race for the commonwealth’s top job. However, the race for to be lieutenant governor also drew early interest in the low-key gig.
Charlie Baker will not become the first Massachusetts governor to serve three terms consecutively. Nor will his lieutenant governor, Karyn Polito, run for governor. For the political universe with a casual interest in the Bay State, these events were bewildering.
The saga at the Holyoke Soldier’s Home took another sharp turn Monday after the indictment against the facility’s former superintendent and medical director disintegrated. Hampden County Superior Court Judge Edward McDonough, Jr. granted former Soldiers’ Home super Bennett Walsh and Dr. David Clinton’s motions to dismiss the indictments against them.
Springfield instituted an indoor mask mandate Thursday, effective September 13, amid high case rates and hospitalizations.
The Democratic field for governor expanded again Wednesday morning as sitting Boston Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz leapt into the fray. A stalwart of the State Senate’s left since her upset victory over an incumbent in 2008, Chang-Diaz brings the race to three major contenders. Ever looming is Attorney General Maura Healey, but the growth of the field could also begin to smoke a decision out of her.
SPRINGFIELD—At its June 7 meeting last Monday, the City Council cut itself off. After some members had spent a third of their day in Council Zoom meetings—the body remains virtual for now—councilors agreed to execute the 10pm drop-dead rule.