Pioneer Institute suggests $20 million fund for Middle Cities including New Bedford

 

 

National:

Jewish groups set to protest Trump speech

Obama lands in Cuba, tells U.S. Embassy staff he is making ‘historic visit’

Warren stays neutral in race to replace Obama

State:

Leader of marijuana study comes out against legalization push – The Boston Globe

$100m loan program aims to replace Mass. lead water lines – The Boston Globe

On the Green Line? MBTA says, ‘Pay your fare, it’s only fair.’ – The Boston Globe

Crews work to prepare roads, rails, runways as storm approaches – The Boston Globe

Local:

Newton Mayor Announces Plan To Combat Anti-Semitic Incidents

Part-time Webster treasurer seeks second chance

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe holds cards on Taunton casino

Rochester looks to replace Town Hall

Holyoke Council honors Rotary Club with proclamation on 100th anniversary

Opponents say Butler’s lawsuits against Framingham are ‘frivilous,’ cost town $80K

Quincy councilors want downtown development deals to be transparent

Former Essex Tech superintendent in line for $159K pension

Mayor to unveil Stevens Street plan

City on the hook for millions for school offices mess

National headlines 

POLITICO journalist reportedly denied access to Trump event – The Boston Globe

Trump drive to victory hits a bump in Ohio with Kasich win – The Boston Globe

Hillary Clinton cements nomination lead with wins in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio – The Boston Globe

State headlines 

After Cuts And Fare Hikes, MBTA Eyes Outsourcing In New Budget—To Uber & Lyft

100 reps break ranks on solar – CommonWealth Magazine

Tribe makes hard sell on home turf for single casino in Southeastern Massachusetts

Beacon Hill targets school sex surveys | News | eagletribune.com

Sale of CBS’ radio stations would reshape Boston airwaves

Lawmakers reach agreement on eliminating license suspension for drug offenders

A $28 million Popeye sculpture, Donald Trump and more from Steve Wynn’s press conference on renaming his planned casino ‘Wynn Boston Harbor’

State tax chief gets new technology job – The Boston Globe

Massachusetts wants voice in decommissioning of Pilgrim nuclear plant

Local headlines 

Study: state commitment could halve offshore wind costs over next decade

Matthew Perry to portray Ted Kennedy in new Reelz miniseries

Charlie Baker tours Joseph Abboud plant in New Bedford

Lowell council panel seeks election changes to cut waste

State Street is laying off hundreds of higher-ups

Former Quincy mayor backs case for Ward 6 special election

Records reveal varied attendance rate on county board

East Longmeadow interim town administrator, Gregory Neffinger, accuses Police Chief Douglas Mellis of collusion, insubordination

Worcester City Clerk David Rushford retiring after almost 2 decades

Worcester refugee services could become national model

Grafton town meeting to decide on Civil Service for police

Sudbury town manager opposes power lines in letter to Governor

Could Steve Wynn be Boston’s next big patron of the arts? – The Boston Globe

Globe’s Catholic site Crux rescued by Knights of Columbus – Boston Business Journal

National headlines 

Elizabeth Warren Compares Trump to Cancer, Calls on Both Parties to Stop Him

Romney campaigns with Kasich in Ohio to block Trump – The Boston Globe

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for federal government to keep fighting for education equality in Worcester speech

Warren says it’s ‘premature’ to talk about a vice presidential run – The Boston Globe

State headlines 

Gov. Charlie Baker says he wants to see hospital pricing resolved by lawmakers, not voters

Governor Baker signs opioid bill – The Boston Globe

MBTA slashes worker OT spending, absences – The Boston Globe

Baker no fan of hospital ballot question – CommonWealth Magazine

T overtime, unscheduled absences declining – CommonWealth Magazine

Attorney general to begin posting all open-meeting complaints

Quabbin panel supports rattlesnake island

See the renderings of the casino the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe wants to open in 2017

News boss sacked at struggling ’BZ

Is state Senator Dan Wolf readying a gubernatorial bid against Charlie Baker? – The Boston Globe

Local headlines 

City’s use of tax breaks called ‘necessary’ to attract business

State’s top judge tours Brockton’s two courthouses

State demands corrective actions from Pembroke Hospital

Boston’s improving economy means more traffic, according to INRIX report – Boston Business Journal

Falmouth Democrat shifts gears to House race

Does Boston Need A Ferris Wheel To Be A ‘World Class’ City?

Boston City Council Considers ‘Just Cause’ Evictions

Local Resistance To New Housing Partly To Blame For Rising Costs, Researchers Find

Three Crowdfunding FOIA Requests That Need Your Help

IndyCar Boston tickets go on sale at midnight Tuesday

Authority of police chiefs over licenses irks some gun owners

Framingham: Speakers recommend charter study

Attempt to recall Barre Selectman Richard Jankauskas falls short

Hay resigns from Fitchburg City Council to take state rep seat

Maureen Binienda is Worcester’s next school superintendent

Battenfeld: IndyCar race revs up visiting Boston inspector

Parade lawyer: I’d like to call Marty Walsh to stand

Food deal bodes well for future of Lawn on D – The Boston Globe

A city divided – The Boston Globe

This Brookline medical marijuana doctor with 400 patients pulls them from far and wide

State Rep. Michael Finn denies role as described in West Springfield Police Chief Ronald Campurciani’s suit against city

Harvard Law School to ditch controversial shield with elements from slave-owning family – The Boston Globe

Duxbury decriminalizes underage drinking – The Boston Globe

National:

Hillary Clinton’s complicated history with trade toughens her fight to win Ohio – The Boston Globe

Mitt Romney spoke out against Donald Trump after months of rising frustration – The Boston Globe

Moulton: VA yields more frustration than appointments

State:

Battle rages over Lyme disease bill

Update to state records law in the works

Education groups to back transgender rights bill – The Boston Globe

Baker amasses record-setting campaign war chest – The Boston Globe

Local:

Tommy Chang optimistic about extra funding for BPS

Attempt to recall Barre Selectman Richard Jankauskas falls short

Worcester school board set to vote on next superintendent

Proposed Sandwich bylaw would bar public use of marijuana

Ludlow Selectmen say residents are safe after homicide, ask for their patience

Framingham selectmen candidates hit the stump at election preview breakfast

Duxbury voters approve non-criminal fines for underage drinking

Hopefuls emerge in race for sheriff

Andover candidates weigh in on graphic survey

National headlines

Donald Trump campaign manager, a Lowell native, accused of getting rough female reporter

Can Donald Trump actually defeat Hillary Clinton? – The Boston Globe

Ben Carson to endorse Donald Trump, reports say – The Boston Globe

State headlines

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey urges US Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee

Change to tax code lets Massachusetts train riders save as much as $1,400

Senate passes legislation to protect horseback riders – News – southcoasttoday.com – New Bedford, MA

Tsongas says women should register for military draft – Lowell Sun Online

Boston Business Journal analysis spurs inquiry over cashouts at Bridgewater State, university system – Boston Business Journal

Is The MBTA Fare Hike Kosher? Could A Failure To File A Federal Impact Statement Cause Problems?

Mass. Small Business Owners Dropping Health Coverage That’s Become Unaffordable

Ballot question spurs unusual hospital alliance – CommonWealth Magazine

MGM Springfield could be ‘devastating blow’ to Conn. gaming, tribal leaders say at hearing | masslive.com

State law banning secret recording faces court challenge | NewBostonPost

NE lawmakers propose seceeding from Eastern Time – News – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA

Senate votes to raise threshold for felony larceny

Somerville lawyers question Wynn ferry | Boston Herald

MBTA commuters not happy with fare hike, but impact uncertain

Gov. Charlie Baker expected to sign opioid bill

Pol demands audit of T pension fund

Local headlines

SouthCoast opioid summit: ‘This is a disease and it is an epidemic’

Freetown selectmen hit with $1,000 civil penalty in Open Meeting Law violation

Task force meets in Wareham to study future of cranberry industry

Design for Quincy’s presidential crypt among $2.4M in funding requests

Fire dept. to file suit vs. maker of faulty engine

O’Malley ‘confident’ archdiocese will prevail in standoff with Scituate vigil group – The Boston Globe

GE’s private commuter rail station seen as lever to help revive Lynn – The Boston Globe

Walsh moves to spare high schools from cuts – The Boston Globe

Mass. beekeepers angry over state’s pesticide plan – The Boston Globe

MBTA wants to chat with person who entered Government Center station without authorization – The Boston Globe

More than 65 apply for Amherst town manager’s post, about 45 have some experience

Investor Glenn Edwards pitches loft apartments for Springfield’s Main Street, in talks with MGM

 

 

National headlines

Elizabeth Warren hits GOP on Supreme Court slot

Petitioners deliver 800,000 signatures to Mitch McConnell in support of Elizabeth Warren’s Social Security bill

After Trump endorsement, NASCAR faces the fallout – The Boston Globe

Florida ad war to stop Donald Trump is a battle of the billionaires – The Boston Globe

State headlines

Why is stealing an iPhone a felony? – The Boston Globe

State rejects plan to fix troubled nursing home – The Boston Globe

Massachusetts House passes bill that would regulate Uber, Lyft – The Boston Globe

Early voting set to debut with November election but officials say there’s no funding – News – southcoasttoday.com – New Bedford, MA

T pension undercount

Curtatone: Somerville’s being bullied

House passes ride-hail bill

Mass. leads big data charge; draws $2.4B in investments

Local GOP Looks On The Bright Side Of Trump’s Mass. Popularity

Local headlines

Regional opioid prevention summit being held today

Brockton Rep. Gerard Cassidy sworn in at State House

Stakeholders, strategists celebrate completion of Brockton Downtown Action Strategy

There are 40,000 small businesses in Boston. Here’s how the city plans to help them. – Boston Business Journal

Mayor Walsh Talks Opioids, Marijuana Legalization, Housing And Boston Latin

Weymouth mayor won’t rule out litigation in effort to stop gas compressor station

Downtown Framingham official wants MBTA, Keolis to clean up trash

Worcester, other towns taking stance against lifting charter school cap

ExxonMobil says Charlton wanted $25M on top of water line cost

Boston’s small businesses facing critical gaps, inequality, City Hall report finds – The Boston Globe

Student walkout promoted by union-affiliated organizations – The Boston Globe

Federal investigators cite lack of training and inadequate staffing in deaths of Boston firefighters – The Boston Globe

UMass Amherst named a top campus for food by Princeton Review

Vermont Yankee to scale back emergency plan, affecting 7 Massachusetts towns

East Longmeadow panel suspends police chief search after questions arise over selection process

Opioid scandal rocks North Reading public works – The Boston Globe

Former city councilor Stephen Murphy may run for Register of Deeds – The Boston Globe

 

National headlines

Mitt Romney’s top 2012 strategist outlines how Republicans could use the convention to defeat Donald Trump

‘It’s only four years,’ Ernie Boch Jr. says of Donald Trump – The Boston Globe

John Kasich is the unlikely linchpin of GOP’s strategy to impede Donald Trump’s path – The Boston Globe

State headlines

MBTA Agrees to Conduct Late-Night Civil Rights Analysis

Lyft, Uber Offer Discounts as MBTA Late Night Service Ends

Here’s how Massachusetts property taxes stack up against other states – News – Boston.com Real Estate

Opioid bill would require student drug screens – The Boston Globe

Wynn Resorts halts cleanup of casino site because of Somerville appeal – The Boston Globe

For T workers, a ‘lucky’ winter after the worst winter of all – The Boston Globe

MGM paying expenses for tribal lawsuit against Conn. gaming act

Opponents of Taunton casino cast doubt on groundbreaking plans

Nonprofits may have to pay up on local taxes | Local News | gloucestertimes.com

Steward lone wolf on hospital ballot question – CommonWealth Magazine

Group Behind Ballot Initiative To Legalize Recreational Pot Criticizes Senate Report

Environmentalists Call On Somerville To Drop Wynn Casino Appeal So Cleanup Can Continue

Mass. Cultural Chief On Arts Funding: We Have A Long Way To Go

AG sues unlicensed nursing school with Brockton, Randolph classrooms

Local headlines

Forfeiture process progressing against convicted Dartmouth lawmaker John George, Jr.

$10 million hotel, restaurant planned for downtown New Bedford

UMass Lowell cuts vacant posts, freezes others to fund $2M reduction

Lowell Council OKs ordinances giving city more power over neglectful landowners

DOR may withhold Townsend local aid

Worcester joins nationwide arts economy study

Bridgewater passes plastic bag ban

DeLeo And Rosenberg Talk The T, Opioids, Uber, Education Funding & More

Walsh To Bigwigs: Don’t Believe The (Negative) Boston Public Schools Hype

Who took my sign? | Local News | salemnews.com

Four candidates make it to primary ballots for South Shore state Senate seat

State licensing agency promises continued scrutiny of embattled Pembroke Hospital

Senators release marijuana report

Worcester City Council opposes higher cap on charter schools

Charlton residents tell of concerns over tainted wells; ExxonMobil absent from meeting

Boston seeks park ideas 
for its hidden park in Burlington and Woburn

The Globe parts ways with home delivery company – The Boston Globe

Lawyers seek to bar unflattering evidence that might hurt Lightbody, codefendants in eyes of jury – The Boston Globe

Boston Globe Spotlight member Todd Wallack wins Scripps Howard award – The Boston Globe

Hospital industry splits over controversial ballot question – The Boston Globe

Late night transit service deserves another chance – The Boston Globe

National headlines 

In largest Arab community in US, political resolve mixes with dread – The Boston Globe

Bloomberg says he’s not running for president; wants to avoid being spoiler – The Boston Globe

State headlines

Report seeks remedial laws if marijuana question passes – The Boston Globe

Baker pressured to block pipeline surveys | Local News | gloucestertimes.com

Chabot: State money in play despite Wynn block | Boston Herald

New bill leaves rift between DAs, police | State News | salemnews.com

Baker appearing to help rep replace Shrewsbury conservative in national GOP role

Mass. dairy farmers urge state to keep tax credit – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA

Tribe to start casino construction April 5 – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA

Governor supporting Lakeville Rep. Keiko Orrall for national GOP post

T board to unveil new online dashboard – CommonWealth Magazine

Mitt Romney records phone message for Marco Rubio’s campaign

Local headlines 

Brockton awarded $425,000 grant for prescription painkiller abuse education

Justice department targets Pembroke Hospital as part of fraud investigation

As Boston Public Schools Students Walk Out, Walsh Says State Aid ‘One Of Our Issues’

Boat slip on Nantucket goes for $4.75M

Quincy Center MBTA station described as a blight

Framingham’s Paixão running for 7th Middlesex state rep seat

Worcester health board considers raising tobacco age to 21

BPS students walk out to protest proposed budget cuts – The Boston Globe

Boston seeks ideas to replace Northern Ave. bridge – The Boston Globe

Holyoke’s 20-year-old voting machines could get $100,000 modernization

National:

Edward Markey: Only Hillary Clinton can beat Donald Trump

John Kasich makes his pitch to Western Massachusetts voters at Springfield Town HallPolice chief, superintendent top paid in Easton

Sanders plans Milton High rally on eve of Super Tuesday primaries – The Boston Globe

Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in new Mass. poll – The Boston Globe

Clinton leads in chase for superdelegates

Bay State a battleground for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

State:

Stop & Shop workers vote to authorize strike

MBTA shrinks its deficit – The Boston Globe

Baker’s push to reshape GOP upsets conservatives

Local:

Housing Authority: Crime low at public housing

Medway School Committee, selectmen to discuss school security

Framingham Democrats in full force for Tuesday primary

Police chief, superintendent top paid in Easton

‘Spotlight’ triumphs with best picture Oscar – The Boston Globe

Bitter fight brewing over charter school expansion – The Boston Globe