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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Inside Primary Night in Mass.

Inside Primary Night in Mass.

State House News Service's recap and analysis of the week in state government.
How Did Brookline Vote in the State Primary?

How Did Brookline Vote in the State Primary?

In the governor's race, voters chose Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker as the Democratic and Republican nominees, respectively.
Deborah B. Goldberg of Brookline wins Democratic Primary for State Treasurer

Deborah B. Goldberg of Brookline wins Democratic Primary for State Treasurer

Deborah B. Goldberg, former Brookline selectwoman, will take on the Republican Michael J. Heffernan in November
Coakley, Baker Win State Primary; Will Face Off for Gov. in November

Coakley, Baker Win State Primary; Will Face Off for Gov. in November

Democratic candidate Steven Grossman conceded to Coakley Tuesday night.
Results: Healey Wins Democratic Nomination for Attorney General

Results: Healey Wins Democratic Nomination for Attorney General

With 64 percent of precincts reporting, Maura Healey had 62 percent of the vote to Warren Tolman’s 38 percent.
Mass. Unveils 'Municipal Grant Finder'

Mass. Unveils 'Municipal Grant Finder'

It's a one-stop-web shop for local officials and residents to learn about grant opportunities across state government.
Polls Open Until 8 p.m. in Brookline for State Primary

Polls Open Until 8 p.m. in Brookline for State Primary

Find your polling location here.
Read the Ballots for Tuesday's Primary Vote in Brookline

Read the Ballots for Tuesday's Primary Vote in Brookline

Voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at polling locations across town.
Deval Patrick Says He Might Run for President

Deval Patrick Says He Might Run for President

Patrick, who's nearing the end of his eight-year run as governor, made the comments in an interview with WCVB.
New Tax Amnesty Program in Mass.

New Tax Amnesty Program in Mass.

Unpaid penalties will be waived on overdue Massachusetts taxes that are paid by Oct. 31 by 300,000 qualifying taxpayers.
Migrant Children Not Coming to Massachusetts After All

Migrant Children Not Coming to Massachusetts After All

Federal officials told Gov. Patrick this week they won't move forward with the previously-proposed program.
Mass. Bill Would Make Domestic Violence Arrests Nonpublic

Mass. Bill Would Make Domestic Violence Arrests Nonpublic

The bill was formulated in response to the high-profile case of Jared Remy.
Mass. Pike Closures Coming

Mass. Pike Closures Coming

Beginning Sunday night for about six months, lanes will be closed in order to create work zones for substructure rehabilitation work.
Brookline Issues Tick Advisory

Brookline Issues Tick Advisory

Last year, 12 people contracted Lyme disease from tick bites in Brookline.
Mass. Lawmakers Approve Booze Sales on Sunday Mornings

Mass. Lawmakers Approve Booze Sales on Sunday Mornings

Currently, retail alcohol may not be sold until noon on Sundays—a remnant of the state's "blue laws."
8 Jobs Available with the Town of Brookline

8 Jobs Available with the Town of Brookline

Available positions include a civil engineer and maintenance worker.
MBTA Fares Increase 5 Percent

MBTA Fares Increase 5 Percent

A new commuter rail operator also took over.
Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6%

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6%

The unemployment rate has dropped 1.4% since May of last year.
Brookline Memorial Day Ceremony Monday

Brookline Memorial Day Ceremony Monday

The "Brookline Remembers" program will be held at Town Hall at 11 a.m.
Brookline Voters Elect Daly, Franco for Selectboard

Brookline Voters Elect Daly, Franco for Selectboard

The pair beat out challengers Brooks Ames and Arthur Wellington Conquest III during the annual town election.