Dec. 22, 2010

TOP FIVE:
E-Trib: Lost Congressional seat sets off scramble
WBUR:Expert: Reapportionment Process Can Be Messy, Confusing
Item: Tierney’s hold on Sixth District seat seen as weak
WBUR:Patrick Picks Duffly For Supreme Judicial Court
Cape Cod Times: Appeals court blocks Fall River’s casino deal

REDISTRICTING:
AP:Patrick: Mass. will still have clout in US House
Worcester T&G:Redistricting battle looms in House
Cape Cod Times: Bay State to lose seat in Congress
Pols cast wary eye on plan to redistrict – BostonHerald.com
WBUR:After Losing 1 Congressional Seat, Mass. Legislature Considers Who Goes
Eagle:State loses clout in D.C. – Berkshire Eagle Online
Globe:Census costs Mass. a seat, influence on Capitol Hill
Salem News: Tierney optimistic his district will survive redistricting
Republican:Western Massachusetts lawmakers ready to fight to retain 2 congressional seats
Globe: Mass. delegation begins playing a game of survival – The Boston Globe
Fall River Herald News: Barney Frank, Jim McGovern say it’s too early to plan for lost House seat – Fall River, MA – The Herald News
Herald: State loses congressional seat in new Census

DUFFLY:
AP:Patrick picks Duffly for Supreme Judicial Court
AP: Gov. Deval Patrick chooses his fourth justice
Globe:Patrick looks for another SJC first

STATE NEWS:
Republican:Smith & Wesson to save $6 million in Massachusetts corporate taxes in exchange for moving 225 jobs from New Hampshire
Eagle:Verizon ordered to improve wired service in Western Mass.
Lowell Sun: Middlesex deputy DA appointed as federal judge
Sun-Chron:Unemployment rises as more seek work
Globe:SJC cites homeless plight in sex offenders GPS case
Decking the halls – BostonHerald.com

EDUCATION:
AP:Union boss defends teachers at troubled R.I. school
Globe:Probation is lifted for Gloucester arts charter school
WBUR:Union President: Teacher Pay Should Be Based On Observation, Practice

ENVIRONMENT:
BBJ:Evergreen Solar to offer longer warranty
BBJ:First Wind seeks $300M in private funding

THE FEDS:
Sun-Chron:Brown backs Obama on nuclear treaty
CW:The Download: Senator Zelig

WILKERSON:
AP:Pre-Sentencing Hearing For Ex-Mass. State Senator

GAMBLING:
Taunton Gaz.:Injunction upheld against Fall River casino land deal

LIFE SCIENCES:
MHT:Investors eye shift in Boston life sciences funding
MHT:Federal grants boost several Mass. diabetes-focused companies

REGIONAL:
AP:NH leads New England in population growth
Portland Press Herald: Sitting legislator from Penobscot County dies
Portland Press Herald: Friends, relatives gather in Orono to honor outgoing governor
Portland Press Herald: The Maine count is in: Population grew 4.2%
Portland Press Herald: House approves bill to beef up food safety
AP: Ex-Rep. Mann dies; recalled for Watergate work
AP:Northeast places last in nation for growth
Brattleboro Reformer:Congress OKs heating funds

LOCAL HEADLINES:
Patch: Governor Signs Bill Allowing City To Tap Mount Hood To Build Athletic Fields
Patch: Man Without Pants Arrested on Mt. Vernon Street
Patch: Boston Property Tax Bills Rise
Patch: U.S. Census Revealed, Information Will Affect Federal Aid to Dedham
Sun-Chron:Special city election pushed back to April 26
Worcester T&G:Councilor: City can’t give retirees a raise
Republican:Confusion rules as Holyoke City Council tries to sort out rules for filling tax collector job — which currently isn’t vacant
Worcester T&G:Businesses to get tax break

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