National headlines

Donald Trump will be absent from Megyn Kelly-hosted GOP event on Fox – The Boston Globe

Ted Cruz fires top aide for spreading misinformation on Marco Rubio

How Boston 2024 Used the ‘Miracle on Ice’ to Sell Its Doomed Bid

Senator Edward Markey maintains opposition to FDA commissioner nominee ahead of vote – The Boston Globe

Apple calls on Congress to form committee for privacy issues – The Boston Globe

Kerry to give Northeastern commencement address – The Boston Globe
State headlines

Editorial: Massachusetts, and nation, are ready for Marco Rubio

Bill would prohibit cities, towns from imposing their own gun laws

Suffolk trustees chairman defends board against president’s complaints – The Boston Globe

MBTA pension fund’s long-term liabilities grow by $53 million – The Boston Globe

Governor raises money from unidentified donors to shape Mass. Republican Party – The Boston Globe

Tougher laws for trafficking fentanyl begin Tuesday

Backups help keep T buses on road – CommonWealth Magazine

T fare hike seems likely – CommonWealth Magazine

MBTA reining in operating expenses – CommonWealth Magazine

Mass. reprints primary ballots after ink problems

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld endorses John Kasich for president

Travel writer Rick Steves is coming to Massachusetts to push for marijuana legalization

Local headlines

Idea floated about reuniting Groton, Dunstable as one town

Lowell police confiscate first weapons under replica-gun ordinance

Ed Markey’s 20-Year War With The Cable Box, And Other Consumer-Protection Tales

Lexington, Home Of Revolutionary War’s First Shots, Wants To Ban Assault Weapons

Marlborough police chief, officers named in federal lawsuit

Fitchburg state rep candidates: People are unhappy with government

Worcester Housing Authority to go smoke free

Holyoke City Councilor Jossie Valentin ‘extremely honored’ to introduce Bernie Sanders at UMass

MGM Springfield’s design changes approved by City Council

Police commish wants fingerprints of Uber, Lyft drivers

Young and old cheer Bernie Sanders in Amherst – The Boston Globe

‘Patriots Day’ reportedly wants to recreate Watertown shootout scene – The Boston Globe

Chang says no reason to reopen Boston Latin School investigation – The Boston Globe


National headlines

Rep. McGovern says Obama’s trip to Cuba will legitimize new open relations

Hillary Clinton questions Bernie Sanders’ Democratic credentials at town hall

State headlines

Massachusetts salary data: How many state workers earned more than Gov. Charlie Baker in 2015?

He’s Mr. Popularity; now can Charlie Baker deliver? – The Boston Globe

Somerville mayor fires back at Wynn Resorts

State employee accuses Baker crew of strong-arm tactics – The Boston Globe

Baker attempts to muscle conservatives out of GOP state committee – The Boston Globe

In D.C., Baker to discuss opioid epidemic, hold campaign fundraiser – The Boston Globe

Baker: GE’s pollution of Pittsfield, move to Boston a ‘separate issue’

‘Pac Man’ for cash? States weigh rules for new kind of slots – News – – New Bedford, MA

Who’s backing whom for president on Beacon Hiil? – Lowell Sun Online

Governor Charlie Baker “Ready To Strangle Someone” Over Latest Transit Snafus

How a UMass professor became the center of a national debate over Bernie Sanders’ plan

Report: 34,000 Mass. students on charter school waiting lists – Education –

Amtrak: Switch problems fixed, normal operations have resumed

Mass Housing hires new chief in 10 minutes – CommonWealth Magazine

Senate president says he won’t pressure Brian Joyce to resign

GOP senator says Sen. Joyce must assess whether he can do his job

Local headlines

Worcester state Rep. Campanale backs Kasich – Worcester Mag

Political debate stalls Tyngsboro landfill solar plan

Work begins at site of $21M Worcester hotel

Brockton has most dangerous intersection in state

Mary Jo Meisner Is Leaving the Boston Foundation

Brian Hyde apologizes for ‘ordeal’

Rockland can’t censure selectman who got probation in OUI, gun case

DeLeo speaks to South Shore community leaders about economic development

Coakley and Eldridge will debate presidential primary in Weston forum

Marlborough: Ferro running for Republican State Committee

Congressman Joe Kennedy to launch ‘Massachusetts Students for Hillary’ at Boston College

Conn. lawmaker proposes additional study of casino development; could slow competition against MGM Springfield

Two more swastikas found on UMass campus, solidarity gathering slated for Friday evening

National headlines

President Barack Obama expected to visit Cuba in March – The Boston Globe

Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact, major privacy implications

State headlines

Suzanne Bump launching quest for DCF’s ‘greatest risks

UMass made major strides in renovations, new buildings, Meehan says – The Boston Globe

UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy says no to more polka on WMUA, host says

Should State Sen. Brian Joyce resign? Gov. Charlie Baker says investigation should ‘take its course’

Mass. Republican Party demands State Sen. Brian Joyce’s resignation after FBI raids law office

New conditions for MGM Springfield project approved by City Council

FBI, IRS raid Canton law office of state Senator Brian Joyce – The Boston Globe

You’ll never guess where John Kasich is spending S.C. primary night – The Boston Globe

$1.2M statewide economic program launches |

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone: We’re Not Looking for Money From Wynn Resorts

Minority Supporters Make State House Pitches For Clinton, Sanders

Sanders Leads Clinton in New Poll of Massachusetts Voters

Nurses press for increased workplace protections | Local News |

Cheap gas and more miles traveled lead to increase in traffic fatalities in state – News – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA – Quincy, MA

Baker pledges more for repairs | State News |

Local headlines

Legal questions arise New Bedford leaders’ heroin OD talks

Hillary for President regional HQ opens in downtown New Bedford

Hyde found not guilty in trespass case

UMass hires former head of failed Cape business

After city spends $1.37 million on legal fees, council continues Brockton Power fight

Former Raynham treasurer-collector suing town

Council mulls tax hike for housing, preservation | Dorchester Reporter

Mayor Walsh, Cardinal O’Malley will travel to Knock Shrine in July | Dorchester Reporter

Boston Lobsters are moving to New York City – Boston Business Journal

Education Activists Charge Walsh And Baker Skimp On Public School Funding

Landlord: Rivera on hook for $2m in repairs – CommonWealth Magazine

Pittsfield man accused of bilking MassHealth of $47,000

Police accuse Rockland selectman of carrying loaded gun and driving while drunk

Protesters seek more money for Boston schools

GOP presidential candidate John Kasich to hold town hall in Worcester

ACLU rebuts Worcester’s bid to reduce $1M in fees for panhandling case

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders backers tout support in Massachusetts communities of color

Milton selectmen decline to renew chief’s contract – The Boston Globe

Immigrant advocates rally against raids, deportation – The Boston Globe

National headlines

Apple says it will fight order to unlock shooter’s iPhone – The Boston Globe

Up big in S.C., Donald Trump mulls veeps
State headlines

Education chief backs 2 new charter schools, expansion of 5 – The Boston Globe

Michael Dukakis on the Bush family, Antonin Scalia, and Donald Trump.

Baker Doubles Down On Charter Support

U.S. Rep. Moulton Explains Why He’s Running For Congress Again

Mass. U.S. Attorney’s Office Opens Civil Rights Unit

Moody’s raises concerns in wake of power auction – CommonWealth Magazine

Healey tells Ledger she’s ‘strongly opposed’ to recreational marijuana

6th medical marijuana dispensary opens in Massachusetts amid hope, frustration – The Boston Globe

Plainridge gambling revenue shoots up by $1.3 million in January – The Boston Globe

Baby boomer retirements may slow Mass. economic growth – The Boston Globe

GE and EPA in dispute over federal plan to clean polluted Housatonic River – The Boston Globe

Local headlines

New Bedford looks to ban sale of synthetic drugs at local stores

Father of UMass Dartmouth student who died of suspected OD talks to classmates

Expanded Lowell trolley plans derailed

Opponents, proponents react to state recommendation for Brockton charter school

Red Sox to create new secondary ticketing platform – Boston Business Journal

Boston public school parents, teachers to protest budget cuts

Holliston, four other towns, honored as Green Communities

Westborough: Local driver to register Muslims to vote

Charlton residents picket selectmen’s meeting over ExxonMobil pollution

Grafton residents rankled that marijuana dispensary is allowed to proceed

Charter school proponents in Sturbridge, Fitchburg to try again

State’s newest medical marijuana dispensary is located inside an old bank in Brookline (Photos)

National headlines 

Trump threatens to sue Cruz unless his GOP rival apologizes – The Boston Globe

More Republicans say they’ll block Supreme Court nomination; strategy could pose election risks for party – The Boston Globe

President George W. Bush, seeking to bolster his brother’s campaign, makes his first foray into politics since leaving office – The Boston Globe

State headlines 

Mom finding his way on Beacon Hill – Lowell Sun Online

Billionaire John Henry Wants Billionaire Mike Bloomberg to Run for President

The wars at the T have to stop – CommonWealth Magazine

Sellers high on legal weed

Curtatone: Wynn officials ignored health concerns

Local headlines 

Clinton campaign office to open in downtown New Bedford

Worcester hockey needs $350K from corporations |

Scalia wed on Cape in 1960

Commissioner’s Scalia post raises GOP ire

Political Notes: Waters withdraws from congressional race

Quincy’s top cop to meet with city council Tuesday in wake of double-dipping scandal

Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany to step down

Framingham, Lt. Gov Polito to sign Community Compact

Judge won’t dismiss civil rights complaints in Ashland case

Southborough board to ponder underused buildings

Palmer Town Council to consider 10-year tax break for business seeking to relocate from Ludlow

A perk on wheels for Boston employees: city-owned cars driven home to the suburbs – The Boston Globe

Malden police captain files suit alleging town officials blocked investigations – The Boston Globe

National headlines

Bernie Sanders’ Plan For Free College Tuition “Unrealistic,” Says Former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville

Senate Democrats seek $600M to combat opioid crisis

Clinton, Sanders sound off on healthcare during debate – The Boston Globe

Why Warren can’t endorse Clinton – The Boston Globe

State headlines

Baker’s charter-school bill turns up heat on pols – Lowell Sun Online

Massachusetts dental students to receive greater opiate training – Boston Business Journal

DraftKings buys martial arts website – Boston Business Journal

Steve Wynn in ‘happy’ place with Boston

What was behind that Christie endorsement anyway? – The Boston Globe

Group pushes for automatic voter registration in Mass. – The Boston Globe

To land big corporate fish, some use tax baits – The Boston Globe

Senate tacks gun measure onto bill aimed at poachers

Legislature weighs measure to protect farm animals

Arrigo chafes at Mohegan Sun deal – CommonWealth Magazine

T riders object to fare hikes at hearing in Weymouth

Local headlines

UMass Dartmouth music students petition school against cutbacks

New Bedford City Council pushes for more state funding for HayMac turnaround

Five overdoses in 5 hours in New Bedford

Pioneer Institute releases report on ‘middle cities’ including Brockton

School board debates Hyde’s future tonight – News – – Hyannis, MA

North Adams Redevelopment Authority on board with model train museum

Former Rep. Henriquez weighs possible comeback run | Dorchester Reporter

Boston To Make Roadway Changes In 4 Pedestrian Problem Areas

Wynn bullish on Everett casino potential – CommonWealth Magazine

Why a bunch of factory workers protested Fenway Park’s Big Air event

Marshfield, Duxbury and Plymouth get total of $1.8M for coastal projects

NRC says Pilgrim worker skipped fire watches, faked records

Delegation bullish on $265M investment in Lincoln Labs at Hanscom AFB

Natick: Selectman hopefuls make their case

On jaywalking, Worcester Sen. Chandler says, ‘Use the stick’

Crackdown urged on aggressive drivers, not jaywalkers

Opioid crisis to be subject of special meeting with state Senators, Hampden District Attorney, health care providers

Wellesley College taps Harvard doctor Paula Johnson as first African-American president – The Boston Globe

Former mayor Ray Flynn in car accident, not injured – The Boston Globe

Suffolk overhaul must follow McKenna’s sacrifice – The Boston Globe

Lead declines in Boston-area water supply, but caution still advised – The Boston Globe

Chicopee salary database 2015: City spends $118 million to pay 3,060 employees

National headlines

It’s official: Christie’s out of the Republican presidential race

Bernie Sanders raises more than $2 million following N.H. win – The Boston Globe

State headlines

State jaywalking fines could climb higher – News – – New Bedford, MA

Welfare fraud climbs as state steps up enforcement | Haverhill news |

6 takeaways from Colorado narcotics cop Jim Gerhardt’s marijuana legalization warning to Massachusetts legislators

MBTA employees decry moves toward privatization, possible layoffs – The Boston Globe

Retirements mean Baker will reshape high court – The Boston Globe

State officials move to tighten oversight of nursing homes – The Boston Globe

NRC: Pilgrim worker fired for falsifying reports

These lawyers will help choose the next Supreme Judicial Court judges – Boston Business Journal

As A Generation Grows Up, Mass. Senate Looks To Engage Millennials

Gov. Baker Stands To Appoint 5 New SJC Justices Before First Term Runs Out

MBTA Workers Speak Out Against Plans To Privatize Services

T oversight chief favors fare hike – CommonWealth Magazine

T board cautious on privatization – CommonWealth Magazine

Lawmakers not sold on pot – CommonWealth Magazine

Did Galvin’s Warning to UIP Voters Cross a Line?

Rep. Frank Smizik: Legislative inaction stalling solar industry in Mass.

T leader wants to explore university pass option

#TBT: When Massachusetts coined the term ‘gerrymandering’

Local headlines

Dartmouth looking at low-key election

Affordable housing planned for thwarted hotel site in Falmouth

Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry | State News |

MBTA Employees, Union Object To Privatizing Fare Collection

East Falmouth Republican announces candidacy for House of Representatives

State rep. candidates to square off Thursday in Fitchburg

Latin School headmaster in spotlight amid racial controversy – The Boston Globe

2nd Republican seeks 9th Congressional seat

Southie power plant to be sold, redeveloped – The Boston Globe

National headlines

Chris Christie heads for home to reassess his campaign

N.H. sends message to the next states in line – The Boston Globe

Supreme Court puts Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold – The Boston Globe

State headlines

Major solar incentive runs out in Mass., surprising many in the industry – The Boston Globe

Mass. voter registration deadline is Wednesday – The Boston Globe

MBTA gets technology religion as it eyes new apps – The Boston Globe

MBTA looks to outsource fare collection, marketing services – The Boston Globe

21st Century Fox slashes DraftKings value by 60% – Boston Business Journal

Thousands Of Mass. Voters May Have Accidentally Lost Their Ability To Vote In The Primary

Revere officials find major code violations at Wonderland site – CommonWealth Magazine

Former Massachusetts Democratic Chair: Bernie Sanders ‘speaking the truth to the American people’

Local headlines

2nd Republican seeks 9th Congressional seat

Lowell City Council OKs replica gun ban

O’Donoghue suing Rivera to regain seat on Redevelopment Authority

Officials: Thousands of voters confused by ‘independent’ party name

Welfare fraud increases as state steps up enforcement | Local News |

CVS hiring sign misspells town name in Hopkinton

Framingham has 26 candidates for charter commission

Worcester Election Commission gets options for early voting at up to six sites

Rep. Dennis Rosa of Leominster will not run again

State Sen. Dan Wolf, pushing $15 an hour wage, describes his ‘awkward reality’

Springfield City Councilor Tom Ashe ‘absolutely considering’ running for Hampden County sheriff

Organizers hope Big Air at Fenway is a launching point – The Boston Globe

Suffolk University ends contract Regan PR firm – The Boston Globe

Richard ‘Dic’ Donohue to retire from Transit Police – The Boston Globe

Fox cuts value of DraftKings stake by 60 percent – The Boston Globe

Boston tax hike sought for affordable housing – The Boston Globe

Boston Fire district chief convicted of stealing city funds – The Boston Globe

Boston steam plant site to be redeveloped – The Boston Globe

National headlines 

Elizabeth Warren raises more than $2.7 million in campaign cash in 2015 – News –

Donald Trump: Tom Brady Would Endorse Me, If Asked

Sen. Markey asks FAA to provide more details about efforts to prevent drone-plane collisions – The Boston Globe

Michael Bloomberg confirms he might run for president – The Boston Globe

State headlines 

Massachusetts lawmakers continue negotiating opioid, solar bills

Lobbyist right at home at Registry of Deeds | Haverhill news |

MBTA continues fare hike tour |

Mass. Voters Volunteer Their Time In Hopes Of Making A Difference In The N.H. Primary

Smoking out support for legalizing pot – CommonWealth Magazine

RI’s Raimondo sees upside in lost race for GE – The Boston Globe

Local headlines 

State grant will hire five cops in Lawrence

Expert hired to help Cape towns apply for federal flood insurance discounts

New Chris Christie Ad Forgets Boston Marathon Bombing

Quincy government lags in reflecting growing Asia population

Worcester gets hockey franchise; team to debut at DCU Center in 2017

Worcester officials working to close $2 million budget gap

Marijuana dispensary proposed in Leominster

Mayor Marty Walsh cracks down on space-savers

Cambridge to open city’s first freestanding outdoor public toilet – The Boston Globe

IndyCar opponents ask for environmental review – The Boston Globe

Walsh asks BRA to rename Marine Industrial Park after Ray Flynn – The Boston Globe

National headlines 

Warren rips Republican support for Wall Street wrongdoers

Trump shifts to more traditional campaign in final days before primary -The Boston Globe

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash in final debate before New Hampshire Democratic primary – The Boston Globe

State headlines 

Boston-Wynn ‘treaty’ approved – CommonWealth Magazine

Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials | Region |

UMass launches investigation into allegations of improper use of materials, labor at campus Physical Plant

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to endorse Chris Christie

Senate aims to reveal T retirement finances

DCF investigating its own handling of Roxbury 3-year-old’s case

State House agency fails to properly record artwork, audit finds – The Boston Globe

Taunton property owners file lawsuit to block tribal casino in Taunton – The Boston Globe

AG’s office questions actions of Suffolk board – The Boston Globe

Taunton unit will give women addicts an alternative to prison – The Boston Globe

Local headlines 

Wareham health board has doubts about proposed medical marijuana facility

Conservative Cape Cod scientist announces 2nd run for Congress

What’s next?: More funds to battle opioid epidemic headed to Bristol County

Judge scolds Black Lives Matter protesters, who get probation – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA – Brockton, MA

UMass Boston ​to open massive student housing complex in two years – Boston Business Journal

Ernie Boch Jr.: Voting Is Like Picking a Girl to Home with at 2 a.m.

Uber uses threats, political pressure to thwart regs – CommonWealth Magazine

Database reveals salaries for Framingham State president, faculty members

Worcester schools get $401K grant to tackle suspension rates

UMass Boston to open first student dorms in 2018

Environmental League of Massachusetts targets power utilities like Eversource in ad campaign