Democrat Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker 42-39 in the Massachusetts governor’s race, according to a new WBUR weekly tracking poll.
Cheryl Bartlett will head up a new substance abuse prevention and treatment program at Cape Cod Healthcare.
Both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker called on the state Board of Education to reverse a ruling that all but eliminated Commonwealth charter school applicants in Brockton and Fitchburg.
Scott Brown is, for now, the landlord of a nascent Evangelical church in Portsmouth.
The Democrat is seeking a full six-year term in November after winning a special election last year to complete John Kerry’s Senate term. Unlike the special election – which featured a contested primary, a well-funded Republican opponent and three prime-time televised debates – this year’s contest is generating little buzz. Markey had no primary opponents and is facing Republican Brian Herr, a businessman and former Hopkinton selectman.
The Supreme Judicial Court has expanded the rights of candidates for public office to conduct political activity on private commercial property.
Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch recently traveled to Iraq and Turkey and says he still doesn’t have a good sense of whether the rebels are “reliable partners.”