For those who missed it at the St. Patrick's Day breakfast in Southie, here's the poem Gov. Deval Patrick delivered, followed by the song by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray. (Updated to add, via the State House News Service, some verse from Sen. Richard Tisei... Read more
With legislative leaders confident a bill authorizing an interim U.S. Senate appointee will garner enough votes to pass, the Election Laws Committee collected enough panel votes Wednesday to send the bill to the floor with a positive recommendation.... Read more
Bunker Hill Day, one of two Suffolk County holidays now under fire, is the gift that keeps on giving. To us reporters, at least.
Witness... Read more
A burgeoning mayoral race. A governor who has just returned from Jamaica with his taxpayer-paid troopers in tow. And an ex-governor from several states away who is prone to swearing and allegedly calling a U.S. Senate seat a "[expletive] valuable thing... Read more
Preserving education. Reforming of the criminal offender information system. Protecting local aid to cities and towns.
Those are some of the issues facing lawmakers as they prepare to kick off another two-year session. And those are just the... Read more
State lawmakers are in line for a pay raise this year, and that includes the Dorchester delegation.
Thanks to a voter-approved amendment to the state constitution, lawmakers receive pay hikes every two years. The governor is tasked with deciding... Read more
State Sen. Jack Hart, who in recent weeks was seen as a finalist for the open job to lead the Massachusetts Bio-Technology Council, announced last Thursday that he was no longer a candidate for the position. Early this week, the council picked Robert... Read more
News that state Sen. Jack Hart is a top contender to lead the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council touched off a wave of speculation in the neighborhood this week, as local elected officials and other politically connected residents considered the... Read more
Tracking down Republicans in Dorchester is kind of like going on safari on the moon. Not a lot of elephants leave their prints around these parts. And if they do, they tend to cover 'em up pretty fast.
One man from South Boston is hoping to buck... Read more