Sam Adams beer brewer nixes St. Patrick’s parade that won’t allow gays

Boston Beer Co., the maker of the Samuel Adams brew — and the same company that omitted mentioning God in its Declaration of Independence-based ad — now faces a new flap: It’s pulled its sponsorship…


Justina Pelletier’s family wins right to take her back to preferred doctors

The ailing teenager at the center of an interstate custody battle is going back under the care of Tufts Medical Center, where she was being treated until another Boston hospital made a different diagnosis and…


Democrat Katherine Clark Wins Massachusetts Special Election

Democratic state Sen. Katherine M. Clark handily defeated GOP attorney Frank Addivinola in Massachusetts’ 5th District special election Tuesday night.
Clark defeated Addivinola, 64 percent to 34 percent, with 35 percent of precincts reporting, according…


NRA: Massachusetts ‘abusing’ citizens by slow-walking gun license approval

A National Rifle Association affiliate says Massachusetts is “abusing” law-abiding citizens by delaying the issuance of firearm licenses beyond the time frame outlined by state law.
The Gun Owners Action League (GOAL), which represents 16,000…


Special Election Scheduled for Markey’s House Seat

Massachusetts election officials have scheduled a Dec. 10 special election to fill the soon-to-be-vacant 5th District.
The primary — which will likely pick the next congressman in this strong Democratic district — is set for…


Markey Beats Gomez in Massachusetts Senate Race

Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey defeated Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts special election Senate race Tuesday.
Markey won…


Voters To Finally Decide Between Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez

BOSTON — Massachusetts voters are heading to the polls to pick a new U.S. senator.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez scrambled to energize supporters and mobilize get-out-the-vote efforts in the hours…


Gabriel Gomez, Edward Markey going all out

LOWELL — With less than 48 hours left before polls open in the Senate race, Republican Gabriel E. Gomez and Democrat Edward J. Markey scrambled to scoop up last-minute votes as they campaigned across the…


MA Special-Election Polling Doesn’t Match 2010 Upset

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown, who lost a bid for a full term in November, will make his first appearance on the Massachusetts special-election campaign trail June 24. But a day before the election, the…


Democrats Tie Republican to Romney in Special Election

With a new poll showing Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., pulling away, yet another outside group spot is hitting GOP nominee Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts Senate special election.
The new Senate Majority PAC advertisement,…


Where Are the GOP Super PACs in the Massachusetts Special?

Maybe this race isn’t as close as advertised.
Despite two new public polls showing a 7-point race, the Republican-aligned outside groups that swamped the 2012 landscape with TV advertising are still nowhere to be found…


Democratic Ads Tie Gomez to National GOP

In the party’s first major television foray into the competitive June 25 Massachusetts Senate special election, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Senate Majority PAC released ads Friday in an effort to define Gabriel Gomez…


Markey, Gomez race turns nasty in Mass.

As outside groups begin to mobilize in the Massachusetts Senate race, the animosity between the Republican Gabriel Gomez and his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ed Markey, is reaching a fevered pitch.
The increasingly personal nature of…