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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.
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.
RESULTS: Middlesex District Attorney, Democratic Primary

RESULTS: Middlesex District Attorney, Democratic Primary

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan squared off against challenger Michael Sullivan in the Democratic Primary Tuesday, Sept. 9.
State Primary Tuesday, Sept. 9, What You Need to Know

State Primary Tuesday, Sept. 9, What You Need to Know

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
YMCA Honors State Sen. Jason Lewis

YMCA Honors State Sen. Jason Lewis

Lewis received a 2014 YMCA Legislative Champion Award.
New Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and their Pets Introduced

New Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and their Pets Introduced

Congresswoman Katherine Clark announced a bill aimed to assist domestic violence victims with pets.
New Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and their Pets Introduced

New Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and their Pets Introduced

Congresswoman Katherine Clark announced a bill aimed to assist domestic violence victims with pets.
Buckets of Ice Water and a New Office for the Governor

Buckets of Ice Water and a New Office for the Governor

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
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.
Senate Approves New West Nile Virus Protection Bill

Senate Approves New West Nile Virus Protection Bill

Sponsored by Sen. Jason Lewis, the bill aims to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds in storm drains and catch basins.
Wheeling and Dealing on Beacon Hill

Wheeling and Dealing on Beacon Hill

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
Sen. Lewis' West Nile Virus Prevention Legislation Passes Senate

Sen. Lewis' West Nile Virus Prevention Legislation Passes Senate

The senate passed legislation to strengthen municipalities ability to combat the mosquito-borne disease.
Women's Political Caucus Action Committee Endorses Sara-Lynn Reynolds

Women's Political Caucus Action Committee Endorses Sara-Lynn Reynolds

Reynolds was raised in North Attleboro where she returned to teach after completing her Bachelor’s in Health Education at UMASS Amherst.
Final Weekend for Tobin Bridge Tollbooths

Final Weekend for Tobin Bridge Tollbooths

The Tobin Bridge tolls have shrunk in recent weeks, but the bridge goes to all-electronic collection starting on Monday.
Sen. Lewis Announces FY15 State Budget Successes Chapter 70

Sen. Lewis Announces FY15 State Budget Successes Chapter 70

Sen. Lewis also secured $250,000 for the Mass in Motion program.
State Senator Jason Lewis Announces Senate Re-election Kick-off

State Senator Jason Lewis Announces Senate Re-election Kick-off

Sen. Lewis was elected in a special election on April 1 of this year to succeed now-Congresswoman Katherine Clark.
Should Melrose Follow Somerville’s Lead on Relaxed Immigration Enforcement?

Should Melrose Follow Somerville’s Lead on Relaxed Immigration Enforcement?

Somerville’s mayor is expected to limit the holding of undocumented immigrants by police.
Sheriff Koutoujian Recognizes Employee's Outstanding Work

Sheriff Koutoujian Recognizes Employee's Outstanding Work

Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department workers commended during National Correctional Officers Week.
Melrose's 12th Annual Public Works Day is Wednesday, May 21

Melrose's 12th Annual Public Works Day is Wednesday, May 21

This year's theme is "DPW Olympics."