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By adamg - 10/25/20 - 4:12 pm
Wanted for setting ballot drop box on fire

Update: Suspect charged.

Boston Police have released photos of a guy they say set fire to the ballot drop box outside the Copley Square library around 4:10 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/20 - 11:48 am
Waiting to vote at the Allston library

Brad Squirrels got in the long line, which stretched down North Harvard Street, to vote at the Honan-Allston BPL branch this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 9:13 pm

Update: Federal judge says candidate won't get a dime from Galvin.

Shiva Ayyadurai charges Secretary of State Bill Galvin used his immense influence over Twitter to get the platform to silence him for two weeks at a critical point in his write-in campaign for US Senate mere weeks after he had lost his bid to get on the ballot as a Republican - a campaign he says he was forced to undertake because the state committed "election fraud" - which is, of course, the only reason a household name such as himself could possibly have lost the primary to a nobody from nowhere, like what's his name, Kevin O'Connor. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 10:19 pm
By adamg - 10/17/20 - 10:43 am
Early voting line in Allston

Voting line at 11 a.m. on Islington St. in Allston, outside the Jackson-Mann. Photo by Chris Wagner.

Boston today opened early-voting locations at several locations across the city, including Gate A at Fenway Park. Between now and Oct. 30, the locations will change (for example, the Fenway Park voting is only this weekend).

Each early voting site will also have a drop box for people who requested mail-in ballots. In addition, Boston has installed 17 drop boxes at City Hall and a number of libraries. They're available seven days a week through 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 6:21 pm

Gov Baker says he "cannot support Donald Trump for president," but stopped short of endorsing Joe Biden.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 4:08 pm

The city reported this afternoon that it's mailed out 80% of the mail-in ballots residents have requested for the November elections, with the rest to go out soon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 10:01 pm

Seems it wasn't enough for Shiva Ayyadurai to lose the Republican primary for Senate to the man who will lose to Ed Markey. Several UHub correspondents report getting robo-calls over the past couple of days urging them to write in "Dr. Shiva" on their November ballots for Senate to avenge what he says was a conspiracy to deprive him of his rightful place on the Republican ticket. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 8:22 pm

The New England Journal of Medicine, based in Waltham, took the unusual step today of calling for regime change because of the death-filled chaos our national response to Covid-19 has become: Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 9:17 am

WGBH sums up last night's debate between Ed Markey and Kevin O’Connor. As WBUR notes, they offered "two distinct political visions."

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 7:30 pm
Yelling Trump supporter

A group of about 12 Trump supporters, led by a screaming homophobic immigrant hater from Gloucester, spent two hours in the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury, mostly surrounded by roughly 50 Black Lives Matter supporters. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 10:14 pm

Sen. Ed Markey reacted to the news that Senate Hypocrite Mitch McConnell is pledging to bring Trump's Supreme Court pick to the Senate floor for a vote exactly unlike the way he kept Obama's pick off the floor in 2016: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 2:00 pm

Bipartisan - 3

He's done an ad spot for Brett Kavanaugh-supporting, impeachment-rejecting Susan Collins of Maine in her bid to remain in the Senate.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 9:07 am

WBUR explains Question 1 is about access to engine and mechanical data that newer cars store - not location data, despite claims by its opponents, who have put up that ad about how its passage will let sexual predators hunt you down in a deserted parking garage and then lock your car so they can have their way with you.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 10:38 am

The Herald reports that Rayla Campbell, the Randolph Republican who likes to show up at events in a flag dress, is suing the state to get on the November ballot in the 7th congressional district, currently represented by Ayanna Pressley. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/20 - 12:09 am

Former City Councilor Rob Consalvo has about 54% of the Democratic primary vote in the race for the 14th Suffolk (Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury) compared to 33% for Gretchen Van Ness and 14% for Duckens Petit-Maitre. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 10:19 pm

Ted Nesi reports on the first time a Kennedy ever lost an election in Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 2:20 pm

The Worcester Telegram is out with its explanation for how it came to run a full-page ad by IBEW Local 103 yesterday that urged "Worchester" residents to vote for Joe Kennedy III: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/20 - 12:39 pm

Especially in Boston, a number of polling places have had their locations changed due to Covid-19 or other reasons (for example, unfinished repairs at the Roslindale Community Center from a burst water pipe). You can find your current polling place at a site run by the Secretary of State's office.

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