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Democrat Ed Markey defeats Gabriel Gomez for U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Ed Markey edged out Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez on Tuesday to win the special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s former U.S. Senate seat for Massachusetts. Markey gathered 642,988 votes and 54.8 percent of the vote to defeat Gomez, who received 525,080 votes and 44.8 percent of the vote. Richard Heos, candidate […]

Sluggish voter turnout in Mass., Boston for Senate special election

Even though Democratic candidate Ed Markey and Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez campaigned until the end of the day, few voters went to polls to cast ballots in the Tuesday special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. Voters had to deal with high temperatures on Tuesday in order to cast […]

IRS extends tax date by three months

In light of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday the Internal Revenue Service announced a three-month tax filing and payment extension to taxpayers in Boston and others affected by the explosions. “In the wake of the tragedy, there are a lot of things that people need to be worried about that come before filing your tax […]

Mass. Dept. of Health drafts details on medicinal marijuana use, availability

Amid fierce debate over the distribution of medical marijuana, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released the first round of medical regulations Friday and opened up a public comment period to allow community input on how the drug will be used medicinally. Patients who are qualified for the drug would be allowed a 60-day supply […]

Candidates clash in first Senate special election debate

In the first debate to feature candidates from both parties, the three Republican and two Democratic candidates seeking Secretary of State John Kerry’s former senate seat sparred over social issues, foreign policy and the economy Wednesday night. “This [was] the first chance for many Massachusetts voters to meet and hear from the candidates. I look […]