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By adamg - 9/7/22 - 7:32 pm

Live Boston has the scoop: When Bill Forry of the Dorchester Reporter tweeted last night that Kevin Hayden would soon address his supporters as the new permanent DA, somebody at Transit Police responded that Hayden didn't win so the election so much as the Globe, due to its last-minute stories on Ricardo Arroyo. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 9:46 pm

The Dorchester Reporter tweets that Chris Worrell has won the Democratic primary in the 5th Suffolk district (Roxbury), which means he will replace Liz Miranda, who decided to run for the state-senate seat Sonia Chang-Diaz gave up to run for governor.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 9:55 am

The Secretary of State's office has a form that lets you see where your polling place is and who's on the ballot today.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:30 pm

Caroline Goggin at WHDH reports on an order by a Suffolk Superior Court judge today that orders BPD to release the redacted contents of a 2005 BPD file on an investigation into what Ricardo Arroyo did or didn't do to two fellow O'Bryant students in 2005. Arroyo, running for DA, says he didn't do anything and didn't even know there had been an investigation until the Globe contacted him this year.

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By adamg - 8/31/22 - 3:38 pm
An angry Tania Fernandes Anderson plays voice mail

Fernandes Anderson plays racist voice mail she got.

City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson (Roxbury) had enough this afternoon.

Slamming her desk in frustration at what she says is the treatment of Black and Hispanic councilors, Fernandes Anderson turned a discussion about a proposed effort to redistrict Boston into a cry of disgust that started with the way Councilor Ricardo Arroyo is being treated to an exposition on fears in her district that redistricting led by a white councilor will mean minorities will remain at a disadvantage in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 2:21 pm

In a contentious meeting in which Council President Ed Flynn had to keep banging his gavel, telling both councilors and residents to keep quiet, Councilor Frank Baker withdrew his demand for a look at the BPD file on sexual-assault allegations against Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, saying his point had been made by today's Globe interview with a woman who claims Arroyo sexually attacked and threatened her in high school. Read mroe.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 10:22 am

The Globe interviews one of the two women BPD allegedly investigated DA candidate Ricardo Arroyo for attacking when they were in high school, and that she stands by her story of "the coerced sex, the mental manipulation, threats she said he sent her." Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/22 - 11:14 am

The Supreme Judicial Court had already ruled against an effort by Jim Lyons and the rump state Republican Party to block early voting, but today it released its detailed reasons for why the Republicans are wrong in so many ways, from their claim the Legislature has no right to expand early voting to their alleged fears of "zombie votes" by people who die after casting an early ballot. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 1:26 pm

Frank Baker wants to subpoena BPD records about Ricardo Arroyo? Saraya Wintersmith at WGBH reports Arroyo supporter and District 6 City Councilor Kendra Lara says fair is fair and wants to subpoena records related to Baker's 1990s arrest on a marijuana-distribution charge. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 11:46 am

Leaders of JP Progressives, which endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for Suffolk County DA earlier this month, report they spent more than two days this week trying to figure out what to do after news broke of the sexual-assault allegations against him. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 10:32 pm

The owner of a Hingham printing company says Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons is blaming it for some spat it has nothing to do with and has barred the party and official Republican candidates from using its services. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 12:01 pm

The Bay State Banner goes out on the hustings with the four candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Suffolk state-senate seat: State reps Nika Elugardo and Liz Miranda, minister Miniard Culpepper and former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 12:34 pm
Ploss and Rizoli

Ploss and her Nazier-than-thou running mate, showing off the special cup he had made.

Dianna Ploss used to just be another screamy Trump crank, but now she's running for governor - as an independent - with a platform that calls for a crusade against Jews in Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 10:30 am

GBH reports on a forum last night for candidates for DA, sheriff and state senator that was focused specifically on Mass and Cass.

By adamg - 7/16/22 - 10:22 am

Anti-vaxxer Catherine Vitale of Dorchester, who likes to follow Michelle Wu around Boston with a bullhorn set to siren, has her minions out this weekend trying to collect signatures so she can get on the November ballot as an independent in the 7th Congressional District. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/22 - 1:48 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state can go ahead and mail out applications for voters who want to vote by mail in the fall elections, tossing a bid by what's left of the Massachusetts Republican Party to block mail-in voting. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 10:10 am

The Boston Sun reports on the online forum between the two candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney - acting DA Kevin Hayden and Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 11:22 am

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain today ended her campaign for governor, meaning Attorney General Maura Healey is basically now the Democratic candidate for governor in November (although technically there's still a primary), which means that, barring a meteor strike or coup or something, she will take office as governor in January.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 10:23 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered the state to eliminate a question from the November ballot that, if passed, would have stripped Uber, Lyft and food-delivery drivers of their protections under state employment laws by making them "independent contractors" - and also shielded ride-share companies from lawsuits. Read more.

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