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Governor Charlie Baker

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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 […]

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Gov. Baker Unveils $82.7 Million MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan

Warmer weather is making its fickle advent in Boston, but Gov. Charlie Baker is already thinking about winter. More accurately, the next five winters. Baker, […]

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Gov. Baker Taps Cambridge’s Brattle Group to Analyze Boston 2024’s Potential Impacts

Gov. Charlie Baker has selected The Brattle Group to perform an independent review of Boston 2024 and its potential impact on the region. The Cambridge-based global […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker’s Suddenly Relevant Jobs Reductions

Charlie Baker is a weaselly liar. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the biggest lesson the governor learned from his unsuccessful 2010 […]

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Governor Charlie Baker’s Hair: A Very Brief Retrospective

Charlie Baker’s head of hair, a fulsome collection of locks that oversaw its master’s rise to the governorship of Massachusetts, met its match today in […]

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Museums, Politicians, Chefs, and More Bet on Super Bowl XLIX

MARVEL CROSSOVER Chris Evans vs. Chris Pratt Captain America, a Massachusetts native and Pats fan, called out the Guardian of the Galaxy on Twitter. The […]

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Charlie Baker’s Impending Fashion Faux-Pas

Rare is the day that a middle aged white dude gets ridiculed for not wearing a fleece vest. But such is the plight of Charlie […]

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At Gov. Charlie Baker’s Inauguration, George Montilio Makes the Cake

Governor Charlie Baker is going to take a bite out of the State House—literally. Baker, who was officially sworn in to take the reins on […]

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Watch Governor-Elect Charlie Baker’s Inauguration Ceremony

He met with former Governor Deval Patrick to exchange gifts, held his pre-inauguration interfaith ceremony with community members, and settled into his new digs on […]

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The GOP’s Charlie Card

We just might be in for a genuine resurgence of the Massachusetts Republican Party.

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Why Charlie Baker Should Threaten to Pull a U-Turn

Frank Phillips reports in the Globe a piece of what’s been obviously coming: yet another takeover attempt by the discontented faction of the Massachusetts Republican Party. […]

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Charlie Baker Elected Governor of Massachusetts

She waited it out—and that was okay with her opponent, Charlie Baker—but on Wednesday morning, hours after the polls closed, Democrat Martha Coakley conceded the […]

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The Pattern of Electing a New Governor

The people of Massachusetts seem to have a pretty good idea of what they want in a governor. The last four times they have pondered […]