... Immigrant activists to target Baker at protest on Tuesday ...... Tsongas will not seek reelection, creating a rarity: an open Congressional seat well ahead of the election ...... DCR, Fish and Game plan public meeting to hold public meeting Aug. 23 on outcomes of deer management plan ...... CPCS cites "profoundly flawed" eyewitness identification evidence in highlighting court decision to vacate Frederick Clay's 1979 murder conviction ...... AG: Wilmington company cited more than $100,000 for intentionally failing to properly pay employees ...... New grant will pay for writing, publishing of Mass. Wetlands Buffer Zones Guidebook ...... New hires, daily spending may be tracked with Shack's expansion of state comptroller's CTHRU site ...... House chairman "certain" that sales tax holiday bill won't pass this month ...... Cambridge moves to restrict short-term rentals as bill languishes in Legislature ...... Boston groundbreaking on Harmon Apartments, which features housing for adults with disabilities ...... Worcester, Pioneer Valley seeing more mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus ...... Baker's MassHealth reforms on ice as lawmakers break for summer recess ...... Legal marijuana supporters highlight Cape case that may have involved fentanyl-laced pot ...... Nate Bryant named chief of staff to Salem State President John Keenan ...... MAPC hosting clean energy forum Oct. 11 at District Hall in Boston ...
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LATEST KAFKER TAKES HIS SEAT ON THE SJC AFTER PRIVATE SWEARING IN

Scott Kafker was sworn in Monday afternoon as the newest justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, replacing Geraldine Hines who retired Friday. Kafker, who previously served as chief justice of the Appeals Court, took the oath of office in a private State House ceremony, a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Baker said. Read More

Justice Scott Kafker shook hands with Gov. Charlie Baker on July 12 at the start of Kafker's confirmation hearing. [Photo: File/Sam Doran/SHNS] | Hi-Res

SPRINGFIELD DENTIST RETURNS $$$ TO MASSHEALTH IN SETTLEMENT

A Springfield dentist will pay MassHealth $500,000 to resolve allegations of improper billing for pain treatment services between March 2010 and June 2013, Attorney General Maura Healey's office announced Monday. Read More


POLICE CHIEFS BACK BAKER APPROACH TO ICE DETAINERS

Two of the state's largest police organizations have endorsed Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to allow law enforcement, under certain circumstances, to detain arrestees at the request of federal immigration officers. Read More


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LINDSTROM LAUNCHES GOP SENATE CAMPAIGN BY DENOUNCING D.C. "FINGER POINTING"

Groton Republican Beth Lindstrom, a former executive director of the Massachusetts Lottery and the first woman to serve as executive director of the state GOP, announced on Monday she will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Elizabeth Warren. Read More


BEACON HILL TAKES BREAK TO CATCH ECLIPSE

Boston wasn't cast completely into shadow Monday afternoon, but the solar eclipse put on a good enough show to provide ample excuse for downtown workers to take a late afternoon break and revel in the moment. Read More

House Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing took

House Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing took a glimpse at the eclipse in front of the State House. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS] | Photo Gallery


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ADVANCES - WEEK OF AUG. 20, 2017

Saturday is shaping up as an important day in the city of Boston's long-running history with race relations. Counter-protesters are poised to combat any hateful commentary or actions that might surface at a "free speech" rally on Boston Common. Read More


IN OFFICE CEREMONY, BAKER SALUTES FRATES FOR HIS TENACITY

Pete Frates unleashed a torrent of fundraising to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and according to Gov. Charlie Baker he has given the disease the proverbial bird. Read More

Julie Frates held the newly-signed "Ice Bucket Cha

Julie Frates held the newly-signed "Ice Bucket Challenge Week" law alongside her husband Pete. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS] | Photo Gallery


WEEKLY ROUNDUP - FREE, BUT NOT WELCOME, SPEECH

It would be virtually impossible to so quickly forget the racial violence that erupted in Charlottesville last weekend, but political leaders at all levels of government this week were preoccupied with making sure they would not be condemned to a repeat of it. Read More

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VISION OF A COMMONWEALTH: At a press conference this week about preparations for the Boston Common "free speech rally" on Saturday, Rev. Laura Everett, of the Mass. Council of Churches, prayed, "For all that is evil, all that is trying to divide us, we renounce it and we cast it out. That our spirits might be light and our souls may be clear and we might be good and kind to one another. We believe in that vision of a commonwealth." [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS] | Hi-Res


KOH PREPARING TO LEAVE WALSH, PURSUE CONGRESSIONAL RUN

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's chief of staff Daniel Arrigg Koh will leave leaving City Hall at the end of the month, in the midst of the mayor's re-election campaign, to prepare to run for Congress next year, according to City Hall and sources familiar with the 32-year-old's plans. Read More


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