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LIVE ELECTION RESULTS: Massachusetts Gubernatorial Election

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Independent gubernatorial candidate Jeff McCormick will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot in Massachusetts. PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF MCCORMICK

Gubernatorial candidate Jeff McCormick pushes for job creation, opportunities

This is the third part in a five-part series of profiles about the gubernatorial candidates facing off in the Nov. 4 election. When Jeff McCormick first moved to Boston, he had $800 in his pocket. Twenty-seven years later, the venture capitalist, who has since founded a company called Saturn Partners, is running as an independent candidate for governor in the November […]

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Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidates debate economy, healthcare, terrorism

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates faced off Tuesday about health care, terrorism and the economy in a debate moderated by WBZ-TV News Political Analyst Jon Keller, with less than one month before the election. The debate, with Democratic candidate and current Massachusetts Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley, Republican candidate Charlie Baker, and independent candidates Evan Falchuk, Scott Lively and Jeff McCormick, opened by examining […]

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Independent gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk will be on the Nov. 4 gubernatorial ballot, representing the United Independent Party, which he launched in January 2013. PHOTO COURTESY OF EVAN FALCHUK

Independent gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk talks goals, politics

This is the first part in a five-part series of profiles about the gubernatorial candidates facing off in the Nov. 4 election. Attorney and entrepreneur Evan Falchuk is one of three unenrolled candidates vying for the gubernatorial office. Running as a candidate from the United Independent Party, a political party he launched in January 2013, Falchuk hopes to represent the group’s values […]

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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will face off Charlie Baker in the November gubernatorial race. PHOTOS BY FALON MORAN AND FELICIA GANS, GRAPHIC BY CLINTON NGUYEN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Charlie Baker, Martha Coakley to face off in November gubernatorial election

After a tight Democratic race that kept Massachusetts voters on their toes, the Associated Press declared Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley the winner of the Democratic gubernatorial primary. The AP also declared Charlie Baker, the MassGOP endorsement and 2010 gubernatorial candidate, winner of the Republican gubernatorial primary. With 99 percent of precincts reported of the Democratic primary, Coakley is holding […]

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A resident walks into the Boston Arts Academy voting facility for the gubernatorial primary election. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts primary election voter turnout remains low

Even though several state level positions were up for grabs, voter turnout in the Massachusetts general primary election was sluggish Tuesday. Approximately 688,109 people voted in Tuesday’s election with about 98.6 percent of the precincts reported at press time, which featured Democratic and Republican primaries for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and treasurer, among others, according to the Associated Press. […]

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Steven Grossman greets a supporter after winning the gubernatorial endorsement at the Democratic State Convention in June. PHOTO BY FELICIA GANS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Candidates prepare for primary election, Coakley takes lead in gubernatorial race

The action is heating up in the race to fill Massachusetts’ gubernatorial office, soon to be vacated by two-term Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat and the first African-American governor of the Commonwealth. Elections for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and auditor are also gaining steam as the Sept. 9 primary election approaches. Vying for the gubernatorial office are […]

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Mayor Walsh gives 1st Chamber of Commerce address

More than 500 business executives joined Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Tuesday morning as he emphasized his belief in the spirit of Boston’s professionalism and entrepreneurial strength for his first annual Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce address and Government Affairs Forum. Walsh detailed his vision of a more inclusive, international and innovative city at the America Ballroom of the Westin Copley Place. “It’s […]

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Residents speak out about housing crisis

Residents speak out about housing crisis

Boston residents raised concerns and suggestions addressing gentrification and an insupportable housing supply at a Boston City Council hearing Monday evening. City Councilors Josh Zakim, Ayanna Pressley, Charles Yancey and Frank Baker were present, as well as several panels of testifiers, who raised and clarified issues to the council’s attention. Zakim, who filed the hearing at the end of February as a […]

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Patrick signs bullying bill for LGBTQ students

Patrick signs bullying bill for LGBTQ students

As another attempt to prevent bullying in schools, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill that will strengthen protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. The bill, called An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools, requires school districts, charter schools and approved private and residential schools to develop specific anti-bullying programs, ensuring their schools remain safe places for learning. […]

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