Headlines for Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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