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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
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.
Summer Harvest on Beacon Hill

Summer Harvest on Beacon Hill

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
Summer Harvest on Beacon Hill

Summer Harvest on Beacon Hill

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
Governor Patrick Signs Gun Safety Legislation

Governor Patrick Signs Gun Safety Legislation

The new bill is part of the goal to create safer communities throughout the state.
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.
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.
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.
Rep. Katherine Clark Opens Medford Office

Rep. Katherine Clark Opens Medford Office

The congresswoman’s new office is in Medford Square.
Winchester Retirees Oppose Proposed Health Insurance Premium Increase

Winchester Retirees Oppose Proposed Health Insurance Premium Increase

A warrant article at Town Meeting looks to postpone increase in health insurance premiums.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Lewis Defeats Medeiros for State Senate Seat

Lewis Defeats Medeiros for State Senate Seat

State Rep. Jason Lewis won Tuesday’s Special Election for the 5th Middlesex District seat.
Lewis, Medeiros Win Special State Senate Primaries

Lewis, Medeiros Win Special State Senate Primaries

The two will face each other for the 5th Middlesex District seat on Tuesday, April 1.
Meet The State Senate Candidates

Meet The State Senate Candidates

The primary is Tuesday, March 4.
Planning Council Forum to Shape Future

Planning Council Forum to Shape Future

The forum is being held on Tuesday in Winchester.
Coakley Up Big on Baker in New Gubernatorial Poll

Coakley Up Big on Baker in New Gubernatorial Poll

Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey has AG leading by 13 percent.
State Task Force Lays Out 44 Recommendations to Curb Gun Violence

State Task Force Lays Out 44 Recommendations to Curb Gun Violence

The Massachusetts Coalition to End Gun Violence issued a report Monday calling for stricter gun laws in the Commonwealth.