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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stop & Shop workers vote to authorize strike

MBTA shrinks its deficit – The Boston Globe

Baker’s push to reshape GOP upsets conservatives


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


Presidential candidates plan campaign events in Mass: What People are Tweeting


Bills aim to curb teacher-student relationships

Governors eye Mass BC/BS efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions

Baker finds recognition, praise in Washington – The Boston Globe

Battle over charter school cap reaching fever pitch

Plan to scrap bottle bill draws ire of environmentalists


O’Malley bill takes aim at puppy mills

Campaigning Democrats appeal to Framingham town committee

Holyoke water rates increased for 1st time since 2009 but next could come sooner

Selectman, residents call for removal of Stoughton town manager

Students, black leaders question scope of Latin School inquiry – The Boston Globe

Some city councilors favor arbitration award for detectives – The Boston Globe

Essex Tech officials to appear before Peabody City Council

City plans to end septic stench

US Rep. Neal, Mayor Walsh to join in Easter Rising forum

National headlines 

Dems laud Deval Patrick, others say ‘not going to happen’

Who will Obama pick to succeed Justice Scalia? Here are 12 potential candidates

Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

Baker, Catholics, Harvard dean mourn Justice Antonin Scalia – The Boston Globe

Lawmakers ask wealthy colleges for details on their billion-dollar endowments – The Boston Globe

State headlines 

Mass. not as friendly to outsiders like Trump, Sanders

Mass. may get lost in shuffle with Super Tuesday’s southern flavor

GOP governor stays popular in Democratic Massachusetts

Spilka among lawmakers pushing for paid family leave

Massachusetts boosts the amount of medical marijuana patients can buy – The Boston Globe

Campaign checks getting fatter under new limits

Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials – News – – New Bedford, MA

Heated words traded in tribal casino lawsuit

George Regan has become the face of the back-room deal – The Boston Globe

Pols & Politics: Baker team courts pols on both sides

Schedules suggest end is near for late-night MBTA service – The Boston Globe


Local headlines 

Local officials support bill to help addicts access treatment without prosecution

New voice welcomes commuter rail passengers at South and North stations – The Boston Globe

Schedules suggest end is near for late-night MBTA service – The Boston Globe

Council OKs security system

Cape Cod commissioner apologizes for ‘happy’ Facebook post on Antonin Scalia’s death | Boston Herald

Trump campaign office in Easton brings supporters at unofficial open house

Weymouth mayor pulls public housing security camera measure

Worcester argues for significantly reduced bill for panhandler ordinance legal costs

MGM Springfield, Mass. casinos looking to big new year: Outlook 2016

GE has disputed property taxes from Lynn to Louisville – The Boston Globe

MGH doctors implant heart device in Flynn

Suit filed against reporter, news agencies for marathon bombings-related report

Heated words traded in tribal casino lawsuit – News – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA – Quincy, MA


Kennedy: ‘Happy to help’ Hillary

Hillary Clinton keeps expectations low for New Hampshire primary – The Boston Globe


UMass Dartmouth launches awareness campaign after overdose death of student – The Boston Globe

Feds target international gang in Mass.

Massachusetts plan could spur hydro imports to New England

SJC to hear arguments in Salem larceny case


Payroll data: BPD overtime still on rise

Grass-roots political efforts grow on Cape

Tick-borne illnesses: Grant provides for discounted testing of ticks from Cape Cod

Homeless advocates to protest, say emergency shelters should open more often

Microsoft adopts Natick town name for undersea project

Commission debates budgeting, merits of mediation

Race heats up for South Shore state Senate seat

Quincy government lags in reflecting growing Asia population

Council faces busy night


Trump targets Cruz in New Hampshire – The Boston Globe


Baker seeks $5M to address chronic unemployment

California Gov. Jerry Brown welcomes Massachusetts to global climate pact

State of the Red Line: crowded, late, in need of repair – The Boston Globe

Baker proposal would restructure district reimbursements for charter school tuition – The Boston Globe

More towns join community agreement with state

State leaders supportitive of Markey’s hold on FDA nominee

MBTA riders bristle at new fare hikes


Mayor catches flak after Boston latin School flap

Mandated sewer upgrades in Uxbridge spark debate on user fees vs. taxes

16 seats available in Holliston’s May town election

Ashland: 11 seats available in May town election

Framingham committee staying neutral on city vs. town

City Council, MGM Springfield begin answering abutters concerns about traffic, parking issues

Former Brockton clerk was whistleblower to traffic ticket scheme

Superintendent Chang meets with Boston Latin students who alleged racism – The Boston Globe

City councilors request public hearing on upgraded arsenal for Northeastern University police – The Boston Globe

Michelle Wu says bridging the inequality gap is a priority – The Boston Globe

Shirley selectmen appoint 3 new police officers, resolve War Memorial issue

Wilmington board passes on anti-panhandling bylaw

Pipeline activist Croce to challenge Speliotis in 13th Essex


Independents consider odd-ball options in N.H. primary – The Boston Globe

Millennials could have big impact on presidential primaries


AG backs legislation giving women help with substance abuse

Helm named interim chancellor at UMass Dartmouth

Where the state senators stand on marijuana – The Boston Globe

How low can we go? Enrollment blitz seeks to lower state’s rate of uninsured – The Boston Globe

Healey: State can’t support referendum of foreclosure law


NAACP prez calls for ‘external entity’ to perform citywide racism inquiry

Increase to Tri-Town school budgets proposed for next fiscal year

Medway committee to discuss feasibility of industrial park for public service facility

State Rep. Aaron Vega sets reelection event as Holyoke’s legislator on Beacon Hill

MBTA to hold meeting on fare hikes Tuesday in Brockton

Lawrence seeks permission to hire Spanish-speaking and Latino officers – The Boston Globe

Public safety building proposed in Rowley

Town may put away $263K for 2017 legal bills

Peabody Rep. Candidate: Jaclyn Corriveau

Peabody Rep. Candidate: Stephanie Peach


Best celeb ever Rachel McAdams brings Globe journalist Sacha Pfeiffer as Golden Globes date

No Powerball winner, jackpot headed for $1.3 billion


House Speaker DeLeo to discuss bill aimed at opioid abuse

New Mass. law making progress against sex trafficking

Moulton unites region on monitoring

New bill intended to help reintegrate certain drug offenders


Several founders of weekly vigil for clergy sex abuse victims are calling it quits – The Boston Globe

Worcester meeting set on MBTA commuter rail fare, schedule changes

Wareham Planning Board OKs Bay Pointe plan

Medway officials give lawmakers an earful

Groups plan 3-day march against pipeline, fracking, and war

Walsh to pursue municipal lobbying regulations – The Boston Globe

Vandals hit Trump’s Littleton office

Candidates preparing for Feb. 2 primary



Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits Amherst, Worcester: What People were Tweeting

Hillary Clinton hits on opioid abuse as a top concern – The Boston Globe

Clinton holds town hall at Derry school


State offers free lease for renovation of 2 buildings in Upton State Forest

Mass lawmakers to hold hearing on consumer protection bills

House speaker pledges no new taxes, fees – The Boston Globe

State drone regulations slow in coming

New rules could hang up phones in prisons, jails

Beacon Hill legislators weigh changes to bicycle laws


Hopeful council prez’s focus is transparency

Walsh ‘Unfiltered’ on gay marriage

Outgoing School Committee member Pollock reflects on her work with city

Minimum wage increase impacts thousands in Brockton

Franklin: Council to hold session on pipeline

Chicopee inaugural ceremony and Mass to be held at Elms College

O’Malley to vote for Wu, abandon bid for Boston City Council president – The Boston Globe