Matt McDonald

Matt McDonald was born in Brighton and grew up in Watertown.  He has spent most of his life in the general area of Boston. He has worked for six newspaper organizations and several magazines, mostly as a reporter, but also as a copy editor and editor, among other things. His work has appeared in The Mashpee Messenger, Cape Cod News, and The Norfolk Boomerang.

Items by Matt McDonald

Connecticut Town Mulls Dropping ‘Pride Flag’ Because of Christian Flag Court Case In Boston

Maine Lobsters Verboten At Whole Foods Because Environmental Group Worried About Right Whales

‘We Live In A Terrible Country,’ Somerville City Councilor Says During Discussion of Free City Legal Services For Illegal Immigrants

Email Messages With Link To Committee Opposing Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants Went To Spam, Comcast Customer Says

Climate Change Emergency?  No, Say Hadley Town Meeting Voters

Massachusetts ‘Economic Stimulus’ Bill Includes $1 Million To ‘Educate’ About ‘So-Called Crisis Pregnancy Centers’

Westford Residents Celebrating Columbus Day This Weekend, Hoping To Save Holiday In Their Town

Would A Charter School Help Black Kids In Cambridge? Former Mayor Likes The Idea

Maura Healey Supporting Millionaires’ Tax In Massachusetts

How To Make A Tattoo In Prison

Criminal Background Checks For Pro-Lifers At Crisis Pregnancy Centers? Somerville To Talk About It

Double Homicide Clouds Life Insurance Policy Payout

Six Mistakes Ron DeSantis’s Martha’s Vineyard Resettlement Critics Are Making

Several Massachusetts Crisis Pregnancy Centers Call On Maura Healey To Stop Targeting Them and Start Protecting Them

When People Called MassHealth and No One Answered

Diehl Is Choice For Governor of Massachusetts Pro-Life Group; All The MCFL PAC Endorsements

Retired Lexington Cop Can’t Add Vacation Pay To Pension Calculation, State’s Highest Court Rules

The Perils of Not Paying Property Taxes In Massachusetts Illustrated In Bourne Case

Dangerousness Is In The Eye of the Statute, Massachusetts High Court Says

Reparations? Anti-Racist Training? Amherst Officials Demanding Changes In Town’s Police Department Over Late-Night Interaction With Teen-Agers

Kamala Harris Praises Charlie Baker’s ‘National Leadership’ On Abortion; Baker Cites Mother For His Abortion Views

No Tax Cut From The Massachusetts Legislature; Referendum Tax Rebates Still Expected

Governor’s Climate Change Bill Amendments Make Passage Uncertain

Barbara Anderson Strikes Again – Massachusetts Taxpayers To Get Tax Rebate Thanks To Obscure 1986 Referendum

Gun Licenses Now Harder To Turn Down In Massachusetts After U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, State Officials Say

Abortion May Be Good For Drawing Businesses To Massachusetts, Governor Says

Abortion Court Decision A Victory For Donald Trump

Worcester Bishop Yanks Catholic Affiliation of Jesuit-Run Middle School

Hidden American History Can Bring Americans Together, Fox’s Brian Kilmeade Says

About 75 Protest Catholic Memorial’s Marty Walsh Award Dinner

Massachusetts Legislator Says She Doesn’t Make Enough Money To Have Children

Northampton School Committee Member Draws Fire For Way He Challenged Combining Honors and Non-Honors Math Classes

Unvaccinated Boston Teachers Must Get Tested Twice A Week Under New Agreement — If Virus Thresholds Are Low Enough

Pink-Mask-Wearing Democratic Donor Screams At, Threatens Massachusetts GOP Staff Members At Party Headquarters, Witnesses Say

Millionaires Tax A Boon For Equity Or A Bust For The Economy In Massachusetts?

Raise The Threshold On Massachusetts Estate Tax, GOP State Legislator Says

Parents Are More Hesitant About Coronavirus Vaccines Than Expected, Massachusetts Governor Says

Legal Brief Challenges Biden Vaccine and Mask Mandate; Massachusetts Family Institute A Signer

Public Safety Employees Rally Against Boston Mayor’s Vaccine Mandate

Bishop Silences Cape Cod Priest Over Criticism of Coronavirus Vaccines

Biden Stimulus Bill Would Squeeze Out Religious Schools From Child Care and Preschool, Some Providers Say

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Flag Flying At Half-Staff On Thanksgiving

Sean McDonough Flap Over ‘Asian’ Name Another Non-Gotcha Moment For Mainstream Media

College Coronavirus Vaccine Requirement A Terrible Idea, Opponents Say

Born-Alive Petition Supporters To State’s Highest Court:  Flip Attorney General’s Rejection

Ballot Question Seeking To Stop Climate-Change Carbon Fee On Fuel Clears Attorney General Review

Federal Judge Upholds UMass Coronavirus Vaccination Mandate Against Religious-Freedom Arguments

State Board Approves Masks Mandate For Massachusetts Public Schools – But Two Members Express Strong Reservations

Baker Administration Does About-Face On Masks In Public Schools – Board Likely To Approve Statewide Mask Mandate In Massachusetts

Rhode Island State Senator Resigns To Take Biden Administration Gig

Lowell School Committee Member Trashes ‘Fear and Hysteria’ of New Mask Requirement

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Charged With Indecent Assault In Wellesley From 1970s

State Law Should Require Racial Minority On Massachusetts Victims Assistance Board, Bill Supporters Say

Couple Who Had Baby For Two Lesbians They Hardly Knew Now Can’t Get Him Back, Court Says

New Hampshire Bishop Sued On Sexual Abuse Allegations From 1980s

Maura Healey Running for Governor?  Well, Charlie, You Go First

Suspended Judge:  Pay;
Suspended Court Official:  No Pay

Abortion-Supporting U.S. Ambassador To Ireland Nominee Shows Why Bishops Need To Deny Communion To Pro-Abortion Politicians, Catholic Group Says

Non-Citizens Voting? Yes, Say Massachusetts Immigrant Advocates

Let 16-Year-Olds Vote in Local Elections, Advocates Say

Where Are All The Pro-Life Catholic Reps?  Quincy Mayor Asks The Question

Six Wrong Things About the Massachusetts GOP Flap Over Jim Lyons and Same-Sex-Couple Adoption

State Auditor Candidate Grilled Judge Nominee On Religion, Said She Has Seen Catholic Faith ‘Actually Interfere With People’s Judgment’

National Review Internship Led Democratic (Almost) Candidate for Governor To Go From Pro-Life Conservative Republican To Liberal Democrat, She Says

Abortion Supporter To Speak At Holy Cross Commencement; Bishop Refers To Euphemism For Abortion As ‘A Woman’s Right’

New Bedford Church Challenging Governor’s Coronavirus Rules in Court

Some Opposition To Sex Ed Curriculum Was ‘Hate Speech,’ Worcester School Committee Member Says

Worcester School Official Invokes Pope Francis, Ireland In Supporting ‘Comprehensive’ Sex Education

Comprehensive Sex Education Curriculum Approved By Worcester School Committee

Opponents of ‘Inclusive’ Sex Ed Program Hoping To Persuade Worcester Mayor

Police Immunity Commission Too White, Says White Liberal Legislator

Time For Outdoor Masks To Come Off, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Says

Fine People More For Pickup Trucks and Less If They’re Poor? Somerville Considering Changes in Parking Fines

No Asians Hired By Brookline During First Three Months of 2021

Make Unequal Racial Outcomes Unconstitutional, State Legislator Says

$14 A Gallon?  Massachusetts Net-Zero-Emissions Climate Change Bill Would Be ‘Ruinous,’ Study Argues

‘Father of Oceanography’ Cancelled By Oceanography School on Cape Cod

Gordon College Doesn’t Qualify For ‘Ministerial Exception’ From Professor’s Sexual Orientation Lawsuit, Massachusetts High Court Says

Woke Purity Tests Are Hurting Democratic Party and Working People, Democratic State Rep Candidate Says

U.S. Immigration Policies ‘Are Failing the Undocumented,’ Harvard President Says

Illegal Immigrants Deserve ‘A Pathway To Citizenship’ Because of Coronavirus, Ayanna Pressley Says

Dedham Football Coach Sues School Officials, Says Objections To Black Lives Matter Material Led To Firing

Chelmsford Selectmen Decline To Sign Onto ‘White Privilege’ in ‘Anti-Racism’ Proclamation

Eliminate Internal Combustion Engine in 14 Years, Massachusetts Legislator Says

Trump Should Pardon Lori Loughlin and the Other College Bribery Parents

Abortion Bill Opponents Note Timing of House Veto Override – On the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Massachusetts House Overrides Governor’s Veto of Abortion Bill — Likely To Become Law

Governor Vetoes Massachusetts Abortion Bill; Opponents Counting Votes

It’s Now ThisClose in the Massachusetts House If Governor Baker Vetoes Abortion Bill

Massachusetts House Rejects Born-Alive Amendment

Charlie Baker Surprises Both Sides of ‘Infanticide’ Bill — Future Murky

Throw Out the Massachusetts Election Results, GOP Candidates Say

Pro-Life Group Prays In Pouring Rain For Defeat of Abortion-Expansion Amendment Outside Massachusetts State House

Christmas Church Services in Massachusetts?  Yes, Says Governor – But No Guarantees About Future

Joe Biden Is A Very Good Catholic, Boston Globe Says

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Severe Limitations on Religious Gatherings

Climate-Change Carbon Fee on Fuel in Massachusetts May Be Headed for Shelf

Abortion Expansion Bill Likely To Get Massachusetts House Vote This Week

Count Every Vote – And This Time Do It Right

Abortion Expansion Bill To Come To Floor of Massachusetts Legislature, Beacon Hill Leaders Say

How Trump Wins

Ed Markey Calls Amy Coney Barrett’s Originalism ‘Racist,’ ‘Sexist,’ ‘Homophobic’ … ‘Just A Fancy Word for Discrimination’

Catholic College Alumni Unhappy With School’s Publicizing of Catholic Teaching on Marriage

Surprise, Questions, Silence Follow Pope Francis’s Comments on Homosexuality Among New England Catholic Leaders

Felons Not Being Allowed To Vote Is ‘The New Jim Crow,’ Ayanna Pressley Says

Joe Biden Not Asked About New York Post Story on Son Hunter’s Ukrainian Email Messages During 90-Minute ABC Town Hall

Prisoners Should Get $1,200 Coronavirus Checks, Ayanna Pressley Says

GOP Challenger Calls Ed Markey ‘Extremist’ on Abortion After Senator Praises ROE Act Bill

Fine People For Not Wearing Masks, Ed Markey Says

President Trump Looks Well in Twitter Video, But Is In Hospital

Trump Tests Positive — But If He Isn’t Sick, He Could Possibly Make Second Biden Debate

Joe Biden Says ‘200 Million People Have Died’ of Coronavirus in United States

A 12-Day Plan for Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Brookline To Start Requiring People With Trouble Breathing To Wear Face Shields – Even Though Coronavirus Rate Is Low

Boston Catholic Priest Who Endorsed Joe Biden Says He’s Against Legal Abortion

Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Pastor Endorses Joe Biden, ‘Woman’s Right To Choose’

State Government To Spend $2 Million on Ad Campaign To Get People To Buy Products in Massachusetts

Eleven Unintended Moments of Joe Biden’s Truth in Acceptance Speech

Congressman Richard Neal On Defensive Over Party Ties To Alex Morse Allegations

Too Much Transparency Can Harm Left-Wing Bills, Massachusetts Democratic Legislator Says

Speed and Candor Missing in Massachusetts Governor’s Response To Coronavirus, Democratic State Senator Says

Alex Morse Isn’t A Democrat; Alex Morse Is the Democratic Party

Fourteen Questions for Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris’s America Isn’t One You Want To Live In

Most Massachusetts Communities Handling Coronavirus Well and Schools Should Re-Open There, Governor Says

End Life Without Parole, Legalize Prostitution, Joe Kennedy III Says

Extension of Formal Legislative Sessions May Provide Oxygen for Left-of-Center Bills in Massachusetts Legislature

City Official Who Criticized Black Lives Matter, Coronavirus Measures Resigns

Boston Red Sox Broadcasters Offer No Opinions on Massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banners at Fenway Park

Red Sox Opening Day TV Ads Range From Pence To Pink

Whole Foods Employees Sue Company For Not Being Allowed To Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Masks At Work

No More White Summer Interns, All Reporters To ‘Assess Their Work Through A Racial Lens,’ Boston Globe Editor Says

Somerville Embraces Threesomes

Could It Happen in Massachusetts?  Religious-Schools-Funding U.S. Supreme Court Decision Examined

Worcester Pastor Declares Victory

Change Yale University To ‘Hale’ University, Online Petition Says

Boston Archbishop Criticized for Featuring Abortion Supporters During Racial Healing Mass

Fact Checking Father Daniel Moloney’s Email Message To M.I.T. Catholics

M.I.T. Catholic Chaplain Forced Out Over Email Message About George Floyd

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Are Federal Civil Rights Categories, U.S. Supreme Court Says

Arlington Trying To Celebrate ‘LGBTQIA Pride Month’ Amid Coronavirus

Massachusetts Governor Declines Comment on Lawsuit Claiming He Has Overreached During Coronavirus Emergency

Racism ‘Woven Through’ America, Cardinal Sean O’Malley Says

Massachusetts Congresswoman Wants Every ‘Mom and Spouse’ To Feel Safe From Police

Massachusetts Attorney General Was Against Forest Fires Before She Was For Them

Business Owners To Governor: You Can’t Do This, It’s Not Legal

Church Services Re-Open All Over Massachusetts, But Not In Somerville

Massachusetts Governor Issues New Order

Joe Kennedy III Hosts Panel Discussion of Abortion Providers, Calls for ‘Reproductive Justice’

Massachusetts Republicans Lose Two State Senate Seats in Special Elections

Public Catholic Masses Returning To Massachusetts Saturday, May 23

Give Us Mass Back, Prayer Gathering Participants Tell Cardinal O’Malley

City, State Agree To Leave Pastor Alone This Sunday – What Will Governor Do Monday?

Pastors Who Want Churches Opened Feeling Sandbagged By Massachusetts Governor

Catholics Plan Gathering At Cathedral To Ask Archbishop To Open Churches

Worcester Pastor Sues, Asks Judge To Overturn Governor’s Order

Some Getting Antsy About Massachusetts Governor’s Slow Rollout of Coronavirus Re-Opening

No More Basketball? Massachusetts Governor Describes New World Order in Age of Coronavirus

Time To Let Us Go, Governor, Cape Rally-Goers Say

Church Leaders To Meet With Reopening Advisory Board, Massachusetts Governor Says

Worcester Pastor’s Lawyers Call On Massachusetts Governor To Open Churches This Weekend

Worcester Pastor Holds Third Church Service Against Governor’s Order

Worcester Church To Hold Public Service Again Sunday, Against Governor’s Order

Worcester Pastor Holds Less-Than-10-People Church Service, Hints At Statement To Come

Governor Baker Defends Order Closing Churches, Says Worcester Officials Doing Right Thing

Young People Far Less Patriotic Than They Used To Be, Poll Finds

Harvard Flip Flops on Federal Coronavirus Relief Money, Won’t Take It

Harvard Law School Professor Calls for a ‘Presumptive Ban’ on Homeschooling

No School in Massachusetts Rest of School Year

Unemployment Claims in Massachusetts Off the Charts in Less Than A Month

Massachusetts Shifts Course, Releases Town-by-Town Coronavirus Numbers

Church Cancels Easter Drive-In Service After Local Health Official Says Don’t Do It

What A Drive-In Mass Looks Like In the Age of Coronavirus

Boston Mayor To Allow Thin-Film Plastic Bags During Corona-Crisis

Drive-In Mass

Abortions Exempted From Elective Surgery Ban in Massachusetts

Let’s Re-Open The Churches – Here’s How … And Why

Catholic College Hiring Basketball Coach Rick Pitino – Who Admitted Enabling An Abortion

Massachusetts Governor Bans Gatherings of 25 or More People, Orders Schools Closed, Restricts Bars and Restaurants To Takeout

Harrison Ford Was Against Celebrities Talking Politics Before He Was For It

Is Mayor Pete Running for Mike Bloomberg’s Cabinet?

Ailing Rush Limbaugh Given Presidential Medal of Freedom During State of the Union

What Charlie Baker Might Have Said About Ayanna Pressley’s Talk Besides ‘Rant’

Massachusetts Senate Approves ‘Comprehensive’ Sex Education Bill

Vermont, Connecticut Governors Not So High on Charlie Baker’s Regional Carbon-Emissions Fee on Gasoline

Use Unions To Build Wind Projects, Ed Markey Says

Massachusetts Anti-Abortion-Funding Drive Falls Short Again

Harvard and Yale Are Blowing in the Wind

Does New York Dial-Back Suggest Ill Tidings for Massachusetts Attorney General’s Climate Change Case Against ExxonMobil?

Steve Lynch Not Woke Enough To Run U.S. House Impeachment Committee, Left-Wing Challenger Says

Calling ICE for Comment Draws Boycott Campaign for Harvard Student Newspaper

Mayoral Candidate Says He Won’t Raise Property Taxes As Much As State Law Allows

Public Transportation and Bike Lanes Over Roads, Say Ayanna Pressley, New D.C. Caucus

City Councilor Supports Vandalism of Columbus Statue in Providence

Pemberton Leaves U.S. Senate Race, Takes Shots at Kennedy, Markey, and Democratic Party

Governor Shouldn’t Plunge Into Gas-Tax-Like Climate Change Initiative, Taxpayer Advocate Says

Anti-Abortion-Funding Constitutional Amendment Ballot Question Gets Go-Ahead From Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants? Bill Hearing Today

Sex Offender Registry Defendant Can Pursue DNA Test To Try To Clear Himself, Massachusetts High Court Rules

Markey Endorses ROE Act Bill, Accepts Early Endorsement from Pro-Abortion Group

Indicted Massachusetts Judge To Get Back Pay and Continuing Pay While Federal Obstruction-of-Justice Case Proceeds

Immigrant Gets Second Bite at Plea Deal Apple Because Judge Didn’t Read Him Enough Deportation Warnings

Investigate Marty Walsh, Says Catholic Action League

Left-Wing Markey Challenger:  Repeal the Second Amendment

Conservative Watchdog Calls For Investigation of Massachusetts House Speaker Over State Credit Card

Zero Vetoes: Fiscal Conservatives Hit Charlie Baker for Rubber-Stamping Massachusetts Legislature’s Budget

Fishermen Are At Heart of Delay in Vineyard Wind Project

Connecticut Driver’s License Helps Mexican Illegal Immigrant Smuggle In Seven Other Illegals, Feds Say

Massachusetts Democrats Keep Calling for Impeaching Trump; Massachusetts GOP Chairman Says Mueller’s Testimony A ‘Disaster’ for Democrats

Don’t Help Someone Commit Suicide, New Bill Says — Unless You’re A Doctor

Massachusetts State Senator Shuts Down Pro-Lifer’s Recording of Committee Hearing on Anti-Planned Parenthood Bill

Betsy Ross Flag Once Rallied A Nation; It Can Do So Again

Massachusetts Legislators Eye Creating Commission That Could Ditch State Flag

Majority of Massachusetts Voters Oppose Expanding Late-Term Abortions, New Poll Finds

Steve Lynch:  Neither ‘Informed By … Faith’ Nor Pro-Life

Massachusetts Adults Don’t Want 16-Year-Olds Voting, Poll Finds

Brown University Is On Occupied Territory and Is Part of the Problem, About-To-Be-Tattooed New Graduate Tells Fellow Graduates

Taxpayer Advocate Chip Faulkner Dies — Stalwart of Citizens for Limited Taxation

Vineyard Wind:  Save the Whales … From Us

Why A Pro-Abortion Rhode Island State Senator Killed An All-Nine-Months Abortion Bill

The Building You Just Bought Got Knocked Down?  Too Bad

Restore Massachusetts Sales Tax To 5 Percent, Citizens for Limited Taxation Says

Andrew Lelling for Governor

Judge Indicted for Helping Illegal Immigrant Elude ICE Agent at Newton District Court

Letting Unsecured Gun Get Stolen Is Enough To Lose License To Carry, Massachusetts Court Rules – Even After 50 Years of Incident-Free Gun Ownership

Massachusetts Near Bottom When It Comes To ‘Tax Freedom,’ Think Tank Says

Former Boston Globe Writer Says He Had No Intention of P—— in Bill Kristol’s Salmon

Restaurant Pay Court Case May Lead To Wide-Ranging Bay-Pay Problems for Massachusetts Companies

Boston Globe Was For Column Calling for Urinating in Bill Kristol’s Food Before It Was Somewhat Against It Before It Was Against It Some More Before It Was Totally Against It

Massachusetts Legislators All Ears for Millionaires’ Tax

Massachusetts Governor Signs Conversion Therapy Ban; Lawsuit Predicted

Family Intervention A Goal of State Commission on Homosexual and Transgender Youth

School Police Officers Would Get Sweeter Pension Terms Under Boston City Council Proposal

State Offers Cash To Deal With Shark Attacks on Cape Cod – But Only After They Occur

Charlie Baker Sounds Skeptical About ROE Act Abortion Bill; House Speaker Doesn’t Greenlight It, Either

Massachusetts Republican Assembly Issues Challenge on Anti-Abortion Movie ‘Unplanned’

Massachusetts House Passes ‘Emergency’ Funds for Planned Parenthood

‘Gender X’ Bill To Get Hearing on Beacon Hill on Thursday

Markey Votes ‘Present’ On His Own Green New Deal Resolution; Says United States Must Lead To Get China and India To Follow

Massachusetts To Fund Planned Parenthood Even If Federal Government Doesn’t

Ed Markey Won’t Vote for His Own Green New Deal Resolution

Governor Baker Holding the Fort Against Clean-Needle Drug Injection Sites in Massachusetts

Several Hundred Pro-Family Massachusetts Residents Turn Out To Lobby Legislators on Beacon Hill

Markey Hits Trump Rule Aimed At Planned Parenthood; Catholic Group Calls Markey ‘Professional Panderer’

Massachusetts House Passes Conversion Therapy Ban; Senate Sponsor Waffling on Child-Abuse Provision

Priest Who Preached Sermon At Ted Kennedy’s Funeral Suspended

Ayanna Pressley Serious About Lowering Voting Age To 16, But U.S. House Isn’t, For Now

Freedom, Safety, Suicide, and Life:  Conversion Therapy Ban Draws Intense Testimony on Beacon Hill

Judges Can’t Rule After They Die, Supreme Court Says

Orleans Selectmen Want To Ditch ‘Men’ But Not Embrace ‘Person’

FBI Fingerprints Oversight Delays Murder Investigation 47 Years

Jussie Smollett Isn’t To Blame For Fake Racist Attack, Donald Trump Is

Framingham To Study Sanctuary City Status;
Opponent Says Appoint ‘Angel Moms’ To Panel

Cape Town Doesn’t Have To Pay Waterfront Property Owner for Denying House, Court Says

Bill Weld Taking On Trump,
and Wants To Help Take Him Out

If This Is Paradise, I Wish I Had A Lawnmower

Will the Next Governor of Virginia Please Stand Up?

Massachusetts High Court Upholds Text-Suicide Conviction, But Doesn’t Rule on Assisted Suicide

Abortions Easier To Get After 24 Weeks and For Minors If New Massachusetts Bill Passes

Five Questions After Watching Virginia Governor Ralph Northam In Action

Cape Town’s Selectmen Want ‘Men’ Out of Board Title

Charlie Baker Is Now ‘Their Excellency, The Governor,’ Massachusetts House Says

Andrew Cuomo’s New York Abortion Bill Is The Beginning of the End

Framingham Mayor To Raise Rainbow Flag, Push For Diversity Czar

‘Gosnell’ Shows Us The Worse Angels of Our Nature

Some Erstwhile Allies Now Seeing Charlie Baker As Tax Man

Eight New Taxes in Massachusetts Coming At You From Beacon Hill

New Comic Book To Depict Jesus As Failure, Needing Help from Superhero

Uncle Catholics

‘We Are Their Voice’ –
Massachusetts Pro-Lifers at March for Life

Jim Lyons Wins Massachusetts GOP Chairmanship

Gillette:  The Best a Man Can Do Without

Springfield Joins Ranks of Sanctuary Cities, Over Objections of Mayor

Maine’s First Recreational Marijuana Store Getting Closer … But Could Old Graves Get in the Way?

Mashpee Wampanoag Casino Still A Pipe Dream, But New Bill in Congress Could Rescue Tribe

Ninety-Nine Red Balloons? Not If Some in Cape Cod Town Get Their Way

Columbus Day Survives Attack in Framingham – But He’ll Have To Share Space on School Calendar

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson
Taking Trump’s Side in Government
Shutdown Over Wall

Tiny Tax Cut Next Year Inching Toward Finish Line; Gratitude Hard To Find

Left, Right Calling for Roll Call Votes in Massachusetts Legislature

Massachusetts Legislature Not Left Enough, Left-Wing Group Says

Fraternities and Sororities Sue Harvard Over Anti-Single-Sex Policy

Why You Don’t See Flagmen in Massachusetts

Anybody Remember Boston’s Thanksgiving Parade?

Lion’s Share of Teachers’ Union Dues Don’t Stay With Local Unions,
Pioneer Study Says

Airbnb Sues Boston Over Restrictions on Short-Term Rentals

How Saturday Night Live Apology Can Help Change America

Feds:  Dominican National Used Fraudulent U.S. Passport To Get Federal Benefits

Massachusetts Voters Uphold Bathroom Bill –
No on Question 3 Loses

Pro-Yes-on-3 Ad Agency Alters Ad After Objections From Opponents of Gender-Identity Law

Christians, Jews Link Arms in Prayer Before High School Soccer Game

What Happened at Woburn Target?
Murky Bathroom Encounter Roils Question 3 Campaign

UMass Officials:  Our Bathrooms and Locker Rooms Will Stay Transgender Regardless of Question 3 Outcome

To Wax or Not To Wax: 
Question 3 Radio Debate on
Gender Identity Puts Transgender Beauty Spa Case Front and Center

Red Sox Shafting of Schilling Shows Ownership’s True Colors

Diehl Presses Attack on Warren at ‘Bern’ Rotary, Calls For Apology

Hey Senator Warren:  Where’s Bern?

Diehl, Warren Tangle in Sharp Debate

Green, Trahan Clash on College Costs, Immigration in Debate

Waxing Case Flares Up In Massachusetts Gender-Identity Law Debate

Diehl Says Warren Soft on Immigration, Cops

Pro-Gender-Identity-Law Yes-on-3 Campaign Releases First Video Ad

Possible $50,000 Penalty For Gender-Identity Law Violations, Question 3 Opponent Says

Possible $50,000 Penalty For Repeatedly Violating Massachusetts Gender Identity Law, No-on-Question-3 Advocate Says

Justice System Racist?
AG Healey: Yes
GOP’s McMahon: No

Nine-Time Deportee Sentenced To Federal Prison in Boston

Predicting Brett Kavanaugh’s Chances

Pro-Abortion Left-Wingers Rally Against Kavanaugh at Boston City Hall Plaza

Transgender Customer Demanded ‘Full Brazilian’ From Beauty Salon Under Massachusetts Gender Identity Law

Kavanaugh Flatly Denies Accusations, Gets Personal in Emotional Television Interview

‘Bathroom Bill’ Opponents Release Ad Highlighting Fears About Sex Offenders

Jay Gonzalez Taps the Awesomeness of Anti-Harvardness

Lori Trahan Wins Dem Nod in Third Congressional District, Takes Shot At Rick Green

Rick Green Makes Splash With First General Election Ad in Run for Congress

President Charlie Baker?

September 11th As You’ve Never Quite Heard It Before, From Andy Card

Pro-Bathroom Bill Ballot Question Committee Has 35 Times More Money Than Opponents in Massachusetts

Murdered Former Cape Pastor’s Funeral Draws Hundreds

Corporate Campaign Contributions Still Illegal in Massachusetts … For Now

What To Make of Tomorrow’s Massachusetts GOP Primary Results … Before They Happen

How To Read An Ivy League CYA Letter

PETA Renews Request for Roadside Memorial To Lobsters

Moderate Democrat Attacked Over Marriage, Gender Identity Stands

Bombshell Letter Attacking Pope Francis Over McCarrick Also Questions Cardinal O’Malley

Pope Francis Must Resign

Maine Professor:  Union Doesn’t Speak For Me, and Shouldn’t Get My Money

GOP Having Field Day With Elizabeth Warren’s Comments on Immigration, Mollie Tibbetts Murder

Cardinal O’Malley:  I Didn’t Know About McCarrick

Pope Calls for Lay Involvement in Solving Clergy Sex Abuse Disaster

Cardinal O’Malley:  Big Changes Needed in Church

No More Sam:  Somerville Mayor To Abstain From Boston Beer Over Pro-Trump-Tax-Cut Comments

GOP Candidates Take Tongs To Elizabeth Warren – And Save A Little for Each Other

Uncle Ted, Who’s Your Daddy?

Conversion Therapy Ban Fails in Massachusetts Legislature

Three Lies and a Truth:  Long ‘New York’ Article on Elizabeth Warren Cut Down To Size

The Press Isn’t The Enemy of the People; Jim Acosta Is

High Court Ruling on Abortion Counseling Breathes New Life Into Challenging Bans on ‘Conversion Therapy’

Massachusetts Dem:  Bill Clinton Shouldn’t Be Campaigning With Us

Shutting The Back Door:  How One Mother Sees Proposed Ban in Massachusetts on ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

Eight Suggestions for Irish Pro-Lifers After Big Loss

Naked Harvard Student Won’t Be Prosecuted; Cops To Get Two Reviews

Sexual Harassment Is Hardly The Boston Globe’s Only Problem

Marriage-Supporting Graduate Barred From Providence College Campus After Giving Administrator What-For

Elizabeth Warren Says She Won’t Take NRA Money – Not That They’re Offering

Kingston Hits Elizabeth Warren Over Ties To Ousted New York Attorney General

How Much Did Ethics Investigation of Stan Rosenberg Cost?

High School Pulls Plug on Veterans Event Speaker Because of Conservative Views

‘Chappaquiddick’ Addresses Mystery, Unmasks Myth

Pro-Marriage Bulletin Posting Triggers Providence College Students

Bathroom Bill Repealers Release Hard-Hitting Video

Holy Cross To ‘Retire’ Crusader As Mascot and In Logo

Governor Baker Didn’t Know About $100,000 Bathroom

Harvard Attacks Christian Group for Acting Like Christians

Entrepreneur Rick Green Says He’ll Empower Voters The Way He Has His Customers

Political Science Hacks Create Totally Fair and Unbiased Ranking of U.S. Presidents

Galvin:  Trump Administration ‘Sabotaging’ Massachusetts Through Are-You-A-Citizen Query in Census

Five Lessons From the Holy Cross Crusader Victory

Dr. Seuss Museum Channels Its Inner Taliban

Fired Newspaper Editor Shows How To Save America

Does Our Country Have To Be A Profanity-hole?

Cape Cod Assembly Rejects Anti-Immigration-Enforcement Resolution

Orrin Hatch’s Finest Hour

Six Good Things About Cardinal Law

Lifeline To Oppressed Easthampton Ninth-Graders:  How To Fight The Power and Stay Cool

Brown To Self-Identify As Diverse

Public Funding of Abortion To Remain In Massachusetts

Christian Culture in New England?  New College Center Seeking To Spread The Word

Church of England Leader Can’t Understand Why Christians in America Support Donald Trump?  Here’s Why, Your Grace

Don’t Worry, New Hampshire Women, Bill Clinton’s Got Your Back on This One

Steve Bannon Says He’ll Put ‘Good Money’ Toward Proving New Hampshire Was Stolen From Trump

Are You An Uzbekistan Terrorist?  Here’s An Online Application To Come To The United States, In Your Native Language

Massachusetts Senate Gutting Statutory Rape?  Key Legislator Says No, But Family Advocate Wary of Bill

Another Massachusetts Bishop Shifts Policy on Signature Gathering for Abortion-Funding Petition

Cardinal O’Malley Shifts Course on Signature Gathering for Anti-Abortion-Funding Petition at Churches

Baseball Literacy and the Health of A Nation

Connecticut Professor: Repeal the Second Amendment

Pro-Lifers To Cardinal O’Malley:  Stop Betraying Us

Someone Tells Harvard No – It’s About Time

White Supremacist Horse Shows What Confederate Statues Mess Is Really All About

Signs of the Times: Images from Counter-Protest on Boston Common

‘Free Speech’ Rally Counter-Protest Turns Ugly, Targets Rally Goers, Cops

We Are Not Going To Change the Name of Faneuil Hall

How Dumb Is Silicon Valley?

Aussies To Jews: Why Don’t You Go Away? You’re Too Dangerous

R.I.P., Charlie Gard, Martyr To His Own Best Interests

Human Chain Beach Heroes Helped Save A Family; Maybe They Can Help Save A Nation

A Declaration Worth Declaiming

Can Seniors Joining Service Wear Military Insignia To High School Graduation? School Officials Say No

Grim Consequences for Middlebury College Rioters

Lock Her Up

First Kill All the Heroes

A Day Without Yale

Five Free Family-Friendly Places To Visit in Massachusetts During April Vacation (and Beyond)

Top Five Crayon Colors Crayola Should Have Tossed

Campaign Finance Complaint Filed Against ICE-Raid-Leaking State Rep

‘Crusader’ Is Not the Problem; ‘Holy Cross’ Is the Problem

The Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade Battle Is Over … Or Is It?

Help! The Internet Just Lied To Me

Charlie To Planned Parenthood:  I’ve Got Your Back

What’s the Difference Between Ed Markey and Donald Trump?

There’s No Such Thing As Presidents Day — So Stop Saying It, Already

The Struggles at Two Boston High Schools: Will Axing Teachers Fix the Problems?

Elizabeth Warren: A Great Way To Get Ready For Lent

Looking for Trumpism in all the Wrong Places

If Trump Is From Mars, His Enemies Are From Pluto

Take Bribes, Keep Pension?

Vice President Mike Pence To Speak At March for Life in Washington

Hughes Wins Re-Election As Massachusetts GOP Chairman

Drinks Are On Bobby

Church/State Flap Nixes School Chorus Easter Appearance at Italian Basilica

Pro-Life Is Pro-Choice

Demagogues Need Not Apply

Ode To Barry

Biotech Firm Can Now Buy State Land in Worcester

The Troubling Record of Jeff Sessions

$15 An Hour An Albatross, Some Businesses Say

Boston Meter Maid Supervisors Shafted By Sex Discrimination, Union Says

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