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.
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.
Hal Shurtleff, the former John Birch organizer who used to live in West Roxbury, is scheduled to arrive at City Hall Plaza with a "Christian" flag the city agreed to let him fly over City Hall Plaza for a couple of hours started at 11 a.m. Read more.
Union Park's Williams: Enough with the wire-harness-chomping, backyard-destroying rats.
The rat barrage that grew worse with the pandemic hasn't eased and now residents are having to deal with cars sustaining thousands of dollars of damage from rats chewing through wiring and asphalt surfaces collapsing from all the rat burrows under them on top of all general grossness of seeing rat families having giant family reunions in people's yards and in local parks. Read more.
The Satanic Temple today asked a federal judge to reinstate the free-speech and freedom-of-religion sections of its lawsuit over the way the Boston City Council selects members of the clergy to start its meetings with an invocation. Read more.
The editor of the Everett Leader Herald has agreed to provide Mayor Carlo DeMaria with the names and contact info for the confidential sources it said it relied on for articles accusing him of corruption - articles over which DeMaria is now suing the newspaper and the city clerk for defamation. Read more.
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.
Wu, Rollins and acting Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden exit BPD HQ for press conference.
Mayor Wu and US Attorney Rachael Rollins vowed today to prosecute white supremacists they say attacked a gay, Black man who had the misfortune of walking onto Dartmouth Street just as they were marching to the Back Bay Orange Line stop for a ride out of town on Saturday. Read more.
Catherine Vitale, Shannon Llewellyn and Danielle Mazzeo, who showed up outside the mayor's house in Roslindale around 7:30 a.m. to bang on buckets and yell, were all charged with "targeted residential picketing" in violation of a city ordinance that bans standing outside somebody's house and screaming before 9 in the morning. Read more.
The State House News Service reports that minutes after the Supreme Court threw out Roe v. Wade and with it the legal underpinnings of everything from gay marriage to contraception, Gov. Baker signed an executive order he says will protect access to reproductive health-care services in Massachusetts.
Row of cops keeps Nelson from getting in Louijeune's face at Hyde Park playground.
With most people there to get some free potted plants or Munchkins and to chat with Mayor Wu, the usual gang of Covid screamers also descended on Iacono Playground in Readville this morning - this time with a large contingent of uniformed cops between them and the mayor. Read more.
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.