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Scott Brown not running for Kerry’s Senate seat

Scott Brown announced Friday he will not enter the special election race for the Republican Party to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacant seat in the Senate, coming as a shock to many who saw this as an alternative route for Brown to return to office. “Over these past few weeks I have given serious thought about […]

Updated legislation would restrict harsh sentences for youth

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick proposed new legislation Monday that would end life without parole sentencing for juveniles between the age of 14 and 18 convicted of murder in the first degree. Patrick’s proposal, An Act to Reform the Juvenile Justice System in the Commonwealth, gives juvenile murderers the chance to be tried without the immediate […]

Governor Patrick appoints Mo Cowan as interim Mass. Senator to replace Kerry

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick has chosen William ‘Mo’ Cowan, his former chief of staff, as the interim senator to fill Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacant Senate seat until a special election is held June 25. “Today I have the great honor, privilege and personal pleasure to appoint Mo Cowan as United States senator in […]

Menino focuses on gun control, education and pay equity in state of city address

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino gave his annual state of the city address at Faneuil Hall Tuesday, surprising a number of citizens with strong rhetoric directed toward issues such as education, pay equity and gun control. Menino made his way to the stage with the aid of a cane as the song, “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” […]

Kerry confirmed by Senate as Secretary of State

The U.S. Senate confirmed John Kerry as Secretary of State Tuesday, offering the Massachusetts Democrat the job of chief foreign minister for U.S. President Barack Obama. The Senate voted 94-3 to confirm Kerry to the post, ending what has been a relatively smooth process after Obama’s first nominee, United Nations ambassador Susan Rice, faced stiff […]