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Mayor Marty Walsh Deleted His Text Messages, Potentially Broke the Law

Mayor Marty Walsh admitted to WCVB’s Mike Beaudet Thursday that he deleted text messages from his taxpayer-financed phone—text messages that, when requested via public records request by […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker: No Syrian Refugees in Massachusetts—For Now

Update: Monday, 3:51 p.m. Mayor Marty Walsh released the following statement: As a city and as a country it is not our custom to turn […]

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WGBH Caller Recounts How Gov. Baker Blew the Bay State Championship Game

Gov. Charlie Baker loves basketball. A defensive-minded power-forward for Harvard’s 1977-78 squad, the 6-foot-4 Baker still plays half-court games when he gets the chance. Baker joined […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Vetoes Public Art Bill

State House News Service reports that despite agreeing with its “admirable” goals, Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed legislation that would create the Massachusetts Percent for […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker: ‘I Have Better Hair’ Than Donald Trump

While Gov. Charlie Baker doesn’t have quite the beef that Mayor Marty Walsh has with Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, things could soon change with the governor’s […]

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Happy International Left-Handers Day, Gov. Charlie Baker

The never-ending cavalcade of fakakta holidays dreamt up by potato lobbyists and #brand machines has brought us to August 13: International Left-Handers Day. Left-handers count among their ink-smeared […]

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Barstool’s ‘El Pres’ Goes to War with Gov. Charlie Baker Over ‘Free Brady’ Shirt

Gov. Charlie Baker and other members of the Beacon Hill brass took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday afternoon on the steps of the State […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Wears ‘Free Brady’ Shirt During ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Count the governor among the scores of Patriots fans who have flocked to Tom Brady’s defense. Gov. Charlie Baker—along with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, State Senate […]

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Charlie Baker’s Music Preferences

The previous Governor of Massachusetts, let’s face it, was a bit highbrow in his musical tastes—the son of a professional jazz saxophonist, Deval Patrick rarely […]

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Politicians Cash In on New Massachusetts Campaign Limits

The doubling of Massachusetts’s meager $500 annual campaign contribution limit was a long time coming—and much needed. In the long run, it should allow challengers […]

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Mass. Politicians React to Supreme Court’s Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage Friday, declaring in a 5-4 decision that marriage is a fundamental right not to be […]

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While Tone on Drug War Softens, Top Massachusetts Politicians Still Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Three of the most powerful politicians in Massachusetts who strongly oppose the legalization of marijuana have managed to somehow be part of the nation’s collective softening […]

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Gov. Baker’s Opioid Task Force Finds 65 Ways to Battle Statewide Epidemic

Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Monday some of the 65 actionable steps his 18-person opioid working group developed to combat the state’s staggering opioid epidemic. The […]

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State House Time Capsule to Receive Extravagant, Masonic Ceremony

Update: June 17, 8:30 a.m. State House News Service confirms the National Guard will indeed provide cannonfire for today’s ceremony. Previously: The 220-year-old time capsule […]

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Which Massachusetts Politicians Have Smoked Weed?

In 1990, the Boston Herald published a collection of admissions from Massachusetts politicians who had dabbled in recreational marijuana, titled “Pols Who Have Gone to Pot.” The […]