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Governor Baker to speak at commencement

(Photo courtesy of Suffolk University)
March 5, 2015

Governor Charlie Baker will be the College of Arts and Sciences' commencement speaker, the university announced Thursday evening. Baker will be given an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree for...

Baker’s remaining secretary picks should match his abilities

December 3, 2014

Governor-elect Charlie Baker has filled half of his cabinet positions so far to join his transition team. With five left, he should seek candidates who match his seasoned ability as a manager. On Nov....

Post-election commentary: Baker has skills, ideas to move state forward (Part 1)

Courtesy of Flickr user Deval Patrick
Charlie Baker (left) meets with Deval Patrick the day after he won the gubernatorial election. Patrick defeated Baker in the same race in 2010. Baker will succeed Patrick in January.
November 12, 2014

When Massachusetts voters elected Republican Charlie Baker as governor last week, they voted for his fiscally responsible approach to leadership that his opponent Martha Coakley just could not offer. Baker...

Baker surpasses Coakley to become governor

(Courtesy of Paul McCormick)
November 5, 2014

After a tight gubernatorial race, Charlie Baker emerged as Massachusetts' 72nd governor when Martha Coakley conceded Wednesday morning, according to The Associated Press. As of 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning,...

Mass. should bring bottle bill into 21st century

Sam Humphrey/ Opinion editor
October 15, 2014

by Ian Kea It’s about time. Thirty years after the Massachusetts bottle bill was first passed, it now has a chance to be updated on the ballot come Nov. 4, and voters should vote yes on Question...

Time to crack down on sexual assault

(By Flickr user Steve Rhodes)
October 8, 2014

By Madeline Scovotti Over the last two weeks, cases of sexual assault have occurred at five colleges across Massachusetts. As a female student who unintentionally, but frequently, walks the streets...

Vote Yes on Question 3; No casinos in Mass.

Steve Wynn, whose company Wynn Resorts won the license to open a Boston-area casino last week, also operates high profiles casinos like The Mirage in Las Vegas.
(Photo by Flickr user Judy Baxter)
September 24, 2014

By Michaella Sheridan Massachusetts voters will decide whether or not to repeal the Expanded Gaming Act of 2011 in November, which allows for three resort casinos to be evenly dispersed throughout...

Cahill just another example of a corrupt Beacon Hill

Cahill just another example of a corrupt Beacon Hill
April 17, 2012

Tim Cahill, former Massachusetts Treasurer and independent candidate for governor in 2010, has been indicted on charges of public corruption related to ads run by the state lottery during his unsuccessful...

Massachusetts cuts path for gay marriage

Massachusetts cuts path for gay marriage
April 10, 2012

Massachusetts has historically been one of the most civil libertarian states in the United States, and today, we continue our proud advocacy of freedom and tolerance. The most hotly debated civil rights...

Fate of MBTA lies on state legislature

Fate of MBTA lies on state legislature
April 10, 2012

Last week, the MBTA released its finalized proposal for fare hikes and service cuts in order to close the nearly $200 million budget deficit the agency was up against for 2012. The proposal was drastically...

MASS legislators: come out of shadows and get a clue

MASS legislators: come out of shadows and get a clue
October 25, 2011

New bill makes it clear that state leaders are not in touch Massachusetts House Bill 1169 is labeled as "an act protecting sunlight in certain public parks," but it is clearly evident that this bill...

Health care debate is a matter of weighing undesirable options

Health care debate is a matter of weighing undesirable options
October 25, 2011

By Ally Johnson Health care is about numbers. It is about whether those numbers are decreasing or increasing, and just how high or low those numbers will become in a matter of years. The issues of health...

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