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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Gov. Patrick: 'I'm Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot by Police'

Gov. Patrick: 'I'm Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot by Police'

Patrick made his first comments regarding the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. earlier this month.
Moulton Turns Up Heat, Singles Out Tierney in Latest TV Ad

Moulton Turns Up Heat, Singles Out Tierney in Latest TV Ad

The latest television ad from U.S. Rep. John Tierney's top Democratic challenger, Seth Moulton, singles out criticism of Tierney.
Summer Harvest on Beacon Hill

Summer Harvest on Beacon Hill

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
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.
Wheeling and Dealing on Beacon Hill

Wheeling and Dealing on Beacon Hill

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
Tierney's Shot at Reelection to Congress Now a 'Toss-up'

Tierney's Shot at Reelection to Congress Now a 'Toss-up'

The Cook Political Report calls the Congressional race in the Sixth Congressional District on the North Shore a "toss-up."
Bill Would Redact Domestic Violence Arrests Until After Arraignments

Bill Would Redact Domestic Violence Arrests Until After Arraignments

The bill has already passed the Massachusetts House and Senate and awaits Gov. Deval Patrick’s signature.
Legislature Sends Comprehensive Gun Safety Bill to Governor

Legislature Sends Comprehensive Gun Safety Bill to Governor

Legislation includes provisions to reduce gun violence in the state, increase accountability and improve school safety.
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.
Nighttime Road Work Planned for I-95

Nighttime Road Work Planned for I-95

Workers will be repairing beams.
Flash Flood Warning Issued, Street Flooding 'Imminent'

Flash Flood Warning Issued, Street Flooding 'Imminent'

A flash flood warning has been issued for parts of Essex and Middlesex counties on Wednesday afternoon.
What Are the Four Ballot Questions for Massachusetts in the Fall?

What Are the Four Ballot Questions for Massachusetts in the Fall?

Casinos, expanded bottle bill, gas tax and sick time for workers will be on the November ballot.
Peabody Disc Golf Ribbon Cutting on Thursday

Peabody Disc Golf Ribbon Cutting on Thursday

The ceremony was postponed earlier this month.
Free Lunch Program Starts Next Week

Free Lunch Program Starts Next Week

The program is run through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program.
Peabody Receives Hemorrhage Control Kits

Peabody Receives Hemorrhage Control Kits

The kits were provided by the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council and paid for by state and federal grants.
Six Additional Liquor Licenses OK’d for Danvers

Six Additional Liquor Licenses OK’d for Danvers

Peabody is also looking for 10 additional liquor licenses that the city would use strategically.
Controversial Billboard is Moving

Controversial Billboard is Moving

The 92-foot billboard pole will be moved to behind the Holiday Inn on Route 1.
State House News Service Weekly Roundup: What Happened While The Governor Was Away?

State House News Service Weekly Roundup: What Happened While The Governor Was Away?

Recap and analysis of the week in state government.