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LATEST WARREN: "I WANT TO HEAR FROM THE POPE"

Pope Francis will make an unprecedented address to a joint session of Congress next month and you can count Sen. Elizabeth Warren among those eager to hear from the head of the Catholic Church. Read More

ROSENBERG SKETCHES OUT FALL AGENDA ITEMS

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg is looking forward this fall to addressing the issues of heroin addiction, public records and charter schools, while also dispersing his office's agenda-setting power among the membership. "We're continuing with our approach here of shared leadership and trying to massage and perfect that because it's a totally different way of thinking about how we do things here compared to the past in terms of setting priorities and moving legislation," Rosenberg told the News Service during an interview last week in his office. Read More

Rosenberg on fall agenda: "We may have some other

Rosenberg on fall agenda: "We may have some other things that we want to put on the table."


IMAGINE THIS DEM PRIMARY - KENNEDY, MOULTON, HEALEY, WALSH

As she did during a recent interview with Jon Keller, Sen. Elizabeth Warren declined during an interview that aired Sunday morning on WCVB's "On the Record" to say whether she'd seek re-election in 2018. Read More


Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

ADVANCES - WEEK OF AUG. 30, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker, who has placed before the Legislature bills to boost hydropower and solar electricity in Massachusetts, travels to Canada on Sunday to meet with New England governors and Canadian premiers where energy options will be on the agenda. Legislative leaders this session are giving serious consideration to energy bills, weighing environmental benefits with implications for the economy and consumer costs. Read More


BAKER BEHIND BRADY AS BATTLE WITH NFL CONTINUES

With the federal court case between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL stagnant for yet another week and the NFL football season fast approaching, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning again voiced his support for the Pats star. "I certainly hope he has a chance to play," Baker said of Brady, who is fighting a four-game suspension handed down for his alleged knowledge of deflated footballs last postseason. Read More


Baker stops to talk with students from Excel Academy Charter School [Photo: Antonio Caban/SHNS]

VIDEO | BAKER REAFFIRMS GOAL OF EXPANDING SCHOOL CHOICE

As he prepares charter school legislation he plans to file this fall, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday said expanding school choice options for Massachusetts students and families will be a goal of his administration's first term. Read More

Gov. Baker addresses 9th grade students from Excel

Gov. Baker addresses 9th grade students from Excel Academy Charter School at model U.N orientation program at State House [Photo: Antonio Caban/SHNS] | Hi-Res


ON GLX, SOMERVILLE MAYOR TELLS ALDERMEN "IT WILL BE BUILT"

Somerville's Board of Aldermen appears ready to line up behind Mayor Joe Curtatone as he outlines a path of cooperation with the state and new financing schemes to keep the Green Line Extension on track. On Monday, state transportation officials disclosed that the contractors' cost estimate for building the first three stations on the long-delayed project led them to believe the cost of the trolley line extension could be $1 billion higher than previously estimated. Read More

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone updated the Board o

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone updated the Board of Aldermen on the Green Line Extension as Alderman Robert McWatters and Alderwoman Maryann Heuston listen. [Photo: Andy Metzger/SHNS] | Hi-Res


WEEKLY ROUNDUP - TROLLEY TROUBLE

The intestinal somersaults endured this week by market investors and retirees with 401ks had nothing on the sinking feeling Medford and Somerville property owners felt as their hopes for having bought into the next hot neighborhoods dipped almost as low as the Red Sox playoff prospects ... almost. Read More


GUV: IT'S OKAY TO NOT GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT

In his first months in the corner office, Gov. Charlie Baker has shown his proclivity to address issues by gathering facts, forming task forces and seeking outside advice. On Friday, he shed a bit of light on his governing philosophy with a group preparing to tackle a weighty issue of its own. Read More


VIDEO | STATE POLICE CHIEF VOWS TO MEET BAKER'S MANDATE ON PUBLIC RECORDS

Defending against criticism over the State Police's handling of public records requests, Colonel Richard McKeon said Thursday he plans to work with the governor's office to "meet expectations." Read More


VIDEO | McKEON: STATIES EXPLORING EXPANDED USE OF PLATE READERS

The new head of the Massachusetts State Police said Thursday that the department is "contemplating" expanding the use of license plate readers - a technology critics say infringes on privacy but was also recently credited for helping catch a gunman who murdered two Virginia television employees. Read More

Newly sworn in state police Colonel Richard McKeon

Newly sworn in state police Colonel Richard McKeon addresses reporters questions on license plate readers [Photo: Antonio Caban/SHNS]


TOWERS COMING BACK UP ON DELAYED LONGFELLOW PROJECT

The work of rebuilding the iconic towers on the Longfellow Bridge has begun and as the stones are set back into place the "salt and pepper" structures are beginning to take shape. Read More

Barely visible from the roadway, work has begun on

Barely visible from the roadway, work has begun on the rebuilding the iconic towers on one side of the Longfellow Bridge. [Photos: (L) MassDOT, (R) Andy Metzger/SHNS] | Hi-Res


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