Sep. 18, 2012
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown distanced himself on Tuesday from remarks Mitt Romney made at a private fundraiser where he said 47 percent of the country is “dependent upon government” and believe they are “victims.”
"That's not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in,” Brown said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Brown’s opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren directly criticized Romney’s remarks. Read more
Election cycles aren’t good for just campaign professionals and television stations. Bakers get a slice of the money pie as well. Or, rather, a slice of the cake.
Earlier this year, at the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s headquarters on Summer St., chairman John Walsh and others gathered around a cake to mark the sixth anniversary of former Gov. Mitt Romney signing the state’s health care reform law. The event was meant to embarrass Romney, since the law served as a template for the national health care law that is widely despised by conservatives.
On Monday in Dorchester, Republicans had their own anniversary cake: A year since the start of “Occupy” protests, which Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for Senate, expressed support for in an interview last year. Read more
Sep. 17, 2012
Holding slim leads in a pair of new polls and coming off a campaign rally Saturday with Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren planned to tout support from small businesses Monday morning at an event Cedar Groves Gardens in Dorchester.
Warren was at the Adams Street business to promote “hundreds” of small businesses supporting her campaign to unseat Brown, who says Warren would support a raft of job-crushing taxes. Brown’s lone campaign event Monday was a 9:30 a.m. “Thank You for Building This” stop at Auto Service and Tire, 1590 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. Read more
Sep. 13, 2012
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to serve you in the Boston City Council as your District 3 Councilor from Dorchester. I want you to know that over the last nine months I have been working tirelessly to ensure that the needs and concerns of every resident in District 3 are heard, valued, and always considered when I am advocating on behalf of the district. Read more
State Rep. Martin Walsh says he’ll convene a meeting of Columbia Point and Savin Hill stakeholders and transportation officials soon to “begin the process” of redesigning a troubled intersection that also serves as the entrance to UMass Boston’s campus and the Columbia Point peninsula.
That’s welcome news for both pedestrians and motorists, for whom this intersection has become more than an aggravation. It’s a public hazard. Read more
Sep. 13, 2012
Mayor Thomas Menino last week rejected a controversial plan to redraw City Council boundaries, pointing to District 4’s high concentration of voters of color as a factor. Read more
Sep. 12, 2012
After more than two years of on-again, off-again negotiations, a tentative agreement between Boston teachers union leaders and the city of Boston was reached on Wednesday morning. The new six-year contract, if approved, will raise teachers’ salaries only if they meet certain performance thresholds based on student test scores. Read more
Sep. 6, 2012
When Mayor Thomas Menino will endorse one or the other candidate has become one of the more interesting subplots in the Bay State’s US Senate campaign saga. And that’s mostly because restless reporters and ever fretful activists have decided it is.
“Menino is the ‘X’ factor in race for US Senate,” one recent headline in the Lowell Sun said. Another, from the Wall Street Journal: “Power Broker Keeps Cards Close.” And another, from the Boston Herald: “Menino sidesteps opportunity to endorse Warren.”
During the Greater Boston Labor Council’s annual breakfast on Monday, the speakers trained plenty of fire on incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) and threw plenty of praise at challenger Elizabeth Warren (D-Cambridge). Read more
Sep. 6, 2012
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez, facing a two-pronged electoral challenge from perennial candidate Althea Garrison, penned a letter to residents asking for their vote in the Thursday primary. Read more