Politics

Stan Rosenberg at a lectern
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Independent Investigator to Spearhead Bryon Hefner Probe

The state Senate will select a special investigator to look into the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Bryon Hefner, husband of Senate President Stan Rosenberg. […]

The Massachusetts State House
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Bryon Hefner Accused of Sexual Harassment, Assault

Four men have accused Bryon Hefner, whose husband is state Senate President Stan Rosenberg, of sexual assault or harassment. The Boston Globe reports that three of […]

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After Boston’s $1 Million Fine, Walsh Points the Finger at Chang, the Past

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, under pressure after the IRS imposed a nearly $1 million fine on the city after a sweeping audit, said blame for […]

Senate President Stan Rosenberg
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Stan Rosenberg Will Not Back Charlie Baker’s Reelection Bid

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker may be more liberal than most members of the GOP, but his bipartisan bent isn’t enough to sway state Senate President […]

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A Fellow Democrat Says It’s Time for Secretary William Galvin to Go

For more than 20 years, Secretary William Galvin has overseen Massachusetts’ elections, lobbyists, and public records. And now Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim says his time […]

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Trump Called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” at a Ceremony for Native American Veterans

President Trump on Monday reverted back to his habit of calling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” this time at the worst moment imaginable: a White […]

The Massachusetts State House
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Massachusetts Taxpayers Paid $1 Million in State House Lawyer Fees

The drumbeat of sexual harassment allegations that have come to the fore since brave women spoke out against Harvey Weinstein hurtles on at its disheartening pace. […]

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Susan Collins Calls on Roy Moore to Step Aside

Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined the chorus of Republicans distancing themselves from Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore and called on him to withdraw from the […]

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Baker Calls Attleboro Mayor-elect Paul Heroux’s Decision “Incredibly Insulting”

Update: Heroux on Friday told House Speaker Robert DeLeo he plans to resign his post as a state representative, according to the State House News Service. […]

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Shiva Ayyadurai Is Running for Senate as an Independent

Shiva Ayyadurai, the Cambridge entrepreneur and unconventional Massachusetts Senate candidate, will no longer be running as a Republican in his bid to unseat Elizabeth Warren. […]

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Elizabeth Warren on the Primary Being “Rigged”: Never Mind

A week after saying she believed the Democratic primary was “rigged” for Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren is walking that position back. It was, in fact, […]

Setti Warren
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Setti Warren Calls for Better Representation for Elders, Veterans

There are more than 355,000 veterans and more than 1 million senior citizens living in Massachusetts, but there are no direct liaisons advocating for their needs […]

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Six Women of Color Were Elected to Boston City Council

Monday’s election was a reckoning for female politicians across Massachusetts. On the anniversary of a presidential race that left many opining about the viability of […]

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Marty Walsh Was Just Re-Elected Mayor of Boston

After a lopsided race that nonetheless shed light on some of Boston’s most pressing problems and sparked discussion of the priorities of the city’s mayor, […]

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Framingham Just Elected Its First Mayor: Yvonne Spicer

For the first time in its history, Framingham has picked a mayor: Museum of Science education executive and former teacher Yvonne Spicer. Her opponent, former […]