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



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 |

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 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 – – 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 |

State law banning secret recording faces court challenge | NewBostonPost

NE lawmakers propose seceeding from Eastern Time – News – – 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 – – 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 – 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 |

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 |

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 |

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

New bill leaves rift between DAs, police | State News |

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

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

Tribe to start casino construction April 5 – – 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 headlines

Marco Rubio launches barrage against Donald Trump in last debate before Super Tuesday – The Boston Globe

Romney ex-aide: The Donald was ‘loose cannon’ in ’12

State headlines

Radio rattlesnakes? State plan calls for high-tech tracking of snakes on island in Quabbin – The Boston Globe

MBTA to ban hoverboards from buses, trains, stations – The Boston Globe

Following the Massachusetts money in the presidential race – The Boston Globe

Clinton, Sanders tied in new Mass. primary poll – The Boston Globe

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey won’t offer opinion on legislative exemption from Open Meeting Law

Donald Trump dominating GOP field in new Massachusetts primary poll

To woo the next General Electric, Baker administration wants stronger incentives – Boston Business Journal

How Boston’s Late-Night MBTA Service Compares To The Rest Of The World

Why Trump’s Lead In Liberal Mass. Might Not Be A Surprise

These Are the Biggest Lobbyists on Beacon Hill

Healey pushes for delay on pipeline contracts – CommonWealth Magazine

Attorney general announces expansion of Abandoned Home Initiative

As Joyce returns, DeLeo proposes ethics law task force

Massachusetts Senate divided on resolution urging US Senate vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court pick

Is U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsing anybody in the Massachusetts presidential primary?

Local headlines

Brockton City Council sues Mayor Bill Carpenter over power plant

Easton raises age to buy tobacco to 21

Talks on Regulating Charles River Runoff Fail, Leading CLF To Sue EPA

Logan Airport Tries New Ways To Handle Overflow Parking

Legislator looks to close ‘loophole’ on occupancy taxes – News – – Hyannis, MA

Hyde out as Mashpee schools chief

Latinos urge city to take voting issues seriously | Local News |

Easton receives federal subpoena for information regarding Sen. Joyce

Legal dispute over Quincy council seat still pending as election nears

Despite the polls, Massachusetts students for Hillary say they don’t feel outnumbered

Republican to challenge Tsongas in Third Congressional District

Dog park master plan for Worcester to be unveiled in April

Leaders unite in call for Fed probe of BLS

Herald publisher recounts CNC deal at Babson forum



National headlines

Warren bill would help limit opioids

Mitt Romney: Donald Trump’s taxes will blow up in his face

Supreme Court’s credibility could be diminished in nominee fight, Obama warns – The Boston Globe

State headlines

State looks at reducing incentives for insurance companies to serve low-income communities – The Boston Globe

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans defends use of covert cell trackers – The Boston Globe

Mass. GOP establishment braces for Trump win – The Boston Globe

New hearings for sex offenders begin this week, could take 2 years to complete – The Boston Globe

Federal prosecutors looking into Sen. Brian Joyce’s role in Stonehill College solar project – The Boston Globe

Charlie Baker moves to resolve Wynn Resorts casino crisis

Is Donald Trump appearing at Faneuil Hall this weekend or not? – Boston Business Journal

Mass. Attorney Who Represented Guantanamo Inmates Discusses Obama’s Plans To Close Prison

State: Snake colony 
will start ssssmall

Chabot: Transparency watchdog takes aim at AG

Baker faces backlash amid bid to reshape GOP state committee

Gov. Baker Appears To Be Growing Frustrated With Lack Of Movement On Opioid Bill

DeLeo Will Consider Fingerprinting For Ride-hail Drivers, But Uber Says It Could Leave Boston

Time is not right for large T fare hike – CommonWealth Magazine

Fish calls casino ‘game-changer’ for MA – CommonWealth Magazine

Curtatone invites Steve Wynn to call him – CommonWealth Magazine

Pilgrim owner faces penalty for violating state law

Lawmakers consider pitch for high-speed Boston-Springfield rail line |

Local headlines

Detectives, union gave $25G ahead of vote | Boston Herald

Municipal road rage brewing between Dracut, Methuen

Police union denounces bid to link Trump, organization with KKK

Marty Walsh watches ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ – The Boston Globe

Trump supporters in Brockton trumpet their candidate ahead of primary

Hingham to get state’s newest drug court

Holliston lawyer announces run for Middlesex sheriff

Shrewsbury frets about tear-downs replaced by larger houses

Worcester City Councilor Michael Gaffney sues InCity Times

Few Hispanics on Southbridge schools turnaround panel

Walsh: No need for federal case

Walsh files municipal lobbying legislation – The Boston Globe

Emotions run deep as Children’s Hospital defends expansion – The Boston Globe

Boston City Council approves 29 percent pay hike for detectives – The Boston Globe


National headlines 

Donald Trump wins Nevada GOP caucuses – The Boston Globe

State headlines

Galvin upholds Jones decision on privacy grounds – CommonWealth Magazine

First Elected Mass. Republican Backs Donald Trump

State approves expanded charter schools in Boston, new schools in Brockton, Springfield – The Boston Globe

Timilty to run for state Senate

Education board adds 1,500 seats to existing Massachusetts charter schools

How ‘Spotlight’ impacted the legislative process – CommonWealth Magazine

Sales Of Single-Family Homes Make Huge Jump In Mass.

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker: I haven’t decided whom I’m voting for in March 1 state primary

Gov. Charlie Baker mum on source of donations for state committee campaigns

State: Endangered rattlesnakes won’t stray far from rocky hibernation sites on Quabbin island

Gov. Charlie Baker vows T changes after OT abuse audit

Rattlesnake refuge on Quabbin island is not a done deal

Local headlines 

Dartmouth Select Board unhappy with ‘tone’ of New Bedford opioid letter

Bridgewater councilor uses charter objection to delay plastic bag ban vote

Plan to renumber Route 6 exit signs hits speed bump

Milton police chief confronts selectmen about contract decision

Boston Police Decline To Disclose Details Of Cell-Phone Monitoring

Northborough restaurant proposes ‘pet friendly’ dining room

Sudbury officials disclose 40B conflict filings, say relationships won’t affect decisions

Worcester mulls $15 minimum wage provision in tax incentive policy

Rising cleanup costs could delay new WRTA garage in Worcester

Fed probe sought for embattled BLS

Some citizens rattled by Quabbin serpent plan

One Watertown resident does not want to see “Patriots Day” movie come to town – The Boston Globe

Wanted: Boston festival sponsors with deep pockets – The Boston Globe

Latin School head apologizes for slow response to racial incidents – The Boston Globe

Boston police cast a veil on warrants, uses for cellphone trackers – The Boston Globe

Boston to give women, minority-led businesses a leg up in city contracts – The Boston Globe