SPRINGFIELD—A proposed effort to bolster voter turnout here, if not cure its anemic state, cleared the City Council Monday night. The victory was short-lived. Mayor Domenic Sarno quickly vetoed the measure, offering a garbled explanation. However, it would not be his nonsensical valley this week.
We face a critical moment in our country and our commonwealth has a role to play in it. As pervasive as the daily national news grind can seem, it can also seem distant and irrelevant. That could not be any less true. Here in the
To some, the race for the Democratic nomination for Secretary of the Commonwealth could be the most hotly contested statewide race on the primary. Certainly, this blog thinks so. It pits the current Secretary, William Galvin, who has served since 1995, against Josh Zakim, a
UPDATED 7/11/18 7:25: To include news out on Wednesday that now both Register of Deeds candidates have suspended their campaigns. Longtime Hampden Register of Deeds Donald Ashe passed away Tuesday morning, ending an era and scrambling the ongoing race for his seat. A fixture of
BOSTON—When the Central Artery came down, an old truss bridge that carried I-93 over the Charles joined it in the scrap heap. In its place rose a new structure that has become synonymous with the Hub. The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge has appeared
SPRINGFIELD—Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe may have retired, but some of his traditions, if in a different form, live on. What would have been Ashe’s 40th clambake had he not retired was, in fact, not a clambake. But his successor Nicholas Cocchi has not allowed
Beyond the Governor’s office, there are others that have a critical role in the function of government. Who wins voters’ support on Tuesday could have an incredible impact on policy and administration of the commonwealth. US Senator Is US Senator really a down ballot race?
Senator Michael Knapik’s resignation letter has not even gone into effect yet and the Senate appears to have written up its order to hold a special election to replace him. Today the office of Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin released the schedule for the
UPDATED 11/21/2012 For Clarity From seven hour lines in Miami-Dade County to false or misleading information on billboards in Pennsylvania to endless counting in Arizona, Election Day 2012 was nothing to be proud of. Voters across the country faced myriad challenges, a reality that runs