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Here’s What the Massachusetts Police Reform Bill Would Do

A protest movement that saw thousands take to the streets of Boston, amid similar demonstrations against racism and police brutality around the country, has yielded […]

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Bryon Hefner Could Receive a Hefty State Pension upon Stan Rosenberg’s Death

Bryon Hefner’s pockets could someday be lined with tens of thousands of dollars in state pension money. Hefner, who pleaded not guilty in April to […]

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Love, Power, and the Downfall of Stan Rosenberg

Love saved state Senator Stan Rosenberg’s life. Then it ruined him. How did things go so wrong?

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Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg Will Resign

Stan Rosenberg’s time in the Massachusetts State Senate is formally coming to an end. Amid a scandal that has rocked the State House and tarnished the […]

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The Senate Ethics Committee Just Released its Report on Stan Rosenberg

Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s “significant failure of judgment” harmed his colleagues, he did not effectively maintain a “firewall” between himself and his estranged husband Bryon […]

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Bryon Hefner, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Pleads Not Guilty

Bryon Hefner, the estranged husband of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg, pleaded not guilty Tuesday on charges related to alleged sexual harassment. The case that […]

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Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s Husband Bryon Hefner Has Been Indicted for Sexual Assault

Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s husband Bryon Hefner has been indicted on felony charges for sexual assault, officials announced Thursday. A grand jury indicted the 30-year-old on five counts of indecent […]

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Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Bryon Hefner Are Separating

Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg is apparently separating from his husband Bryon Hefner in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hefner. The […]

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Harriette Chandler Elected Interim Massachusetts Senate President

After a marathon meeting that took roughly eight hours, the state Senate finally elected Harriette Chandler to temporarily lead an embattled body shouldering the weight […]

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Senate President Stan Rosenberg Will Step Aside

Under increasing pressure from his Senate colleagues, Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg says he is stepping aside. Rosenberg made the announcement Monday after accusations from five […]

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Massachusetts State Senator Eric Lesser Endorsed by Obama

Endorsements don’t get much bigger than this, and for a state Senate position, no less. President Barack Obama this week is throwing his support behind […]

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Boston Will Get 75 Additional Liquor Licenses

Update: Bring on the growth. @MassGovernor has signed the economic development bill. #mapoli pic.twitter.com/wYFioPhmjZ — Jesse Mermell (@jessemermell) August 13, 2014 Earlier: Thursday, July 31, […]

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Big Changes Are Coming To the Massachusetts State Senate

I’m not a fan of term limits, but there is an argument to be made that the eight-year state Senate presidency cap has produced some […]

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Dan Wolf’s Senate Tenure Just Got a Little Bit Longer

Democrat Dan Wolf won’t resign his state Senate seat tomorrow as planned after getting a reprieve this afternoon from the state Ethics Commission, according to […]

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Dan Wolf Will Resign from Senate and Suspend His Campaign

Citing his ongoing feud with the state Ethics Commission, Dan Wolf is resigning from the state Senate effective August 29 and suspending his campaign for […]