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Rachael Rollins Wins Suffolk County D.A. Race, Galvin Tops Zakim

September 10, 2018
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Rachael Rollins won the election for Suffolk County District Attorney Tuesday in the five person race to fill the seat left by outgoing D.A. Dan Conley. Rollins defeated Greg Henning, Shannon McAuliffe, Evandro Carvalho and Linda Champion. With her win Rollins will be the first female-candidate of color to hold the position in the...
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Deal Struck on Beacon Hill to Tax Short-Term Rentals

August 11, 2018
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Last week Massachusetts lawmakers struck a deal that would extend the state’s hotel tax to Airbnb units and other short term rentals. However, Gov. Charlie Baker’s last minute amendment has seemed to halt the bill’s progress. Last week Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who led the charge and was a key figure on Beacon Hill in...
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District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards Delivers Her Maiden Speech

February 2, 2018
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At last Wednesday’s City Council hearing District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards delivered her maiden speech before the council. Edwards, who was elected to the Council in November, filed her first resolution calling for a hearing regarding real estate speculation in the Boston housing market. Edwards called for the appropriate committee of the Boston...
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

April 11, 2017
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City Councilor Sal LaMattina will not seek reelection

After a stellar 30-year career with the City of Boston, eleven of which was spent as the District 1 City Councilor, Sal LaMattinatold the East Boston Times Tuesday that he will not seek re-election during the municipal election in September. “It’s time,” said LaMattina. “It’s time to give someone else a shot who has...
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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

February 4, 2016
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Petruccelli Bids Farewell to the Senate

It was bittersweet end to a stellar career for Senator Anthony Petruccelli last Thursday. Petruccelli entered the Senate Chambers for the last time to a standing ovation from colleagues and a packed gallery of friends, family, supporters and staff members. “You only have one chance to do this so I may take some time...
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Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...
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