St. Patrick’s/Evacuation Day: Fidelity fallout – Falling Big Dig light – Spending transparency – Melissa’s bill heard

TOP FIVE:
Some Big Dig light fixtures found damaged by corrosion – The Boston Globe
Senator calls for end to sweetheart deals – BostonHerald.com
State making progress on govt. spending info – Lowell Sun Online
Government open on disputed holiday – AP
Emotions rise over sentencing bill – Sentinel & Enterprise

FIDELITY:
Lawmakers Question Fidelitys Move Out Of Mass. | WBUR
Fidelity faces ire of Mass. Senate committee | Boston Business Journal
Fidelity move will leave nearly half of Marlborough’s office space empty – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News
Fidelity move shocks Patrick administration – MetroWest

STATE NEWS:
Parole board nominee swept by critics | WWLP.com
Tarr urges AG’s probe of N.H. disc debacle » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

BIG DIG LIGHTS:
State To Review Lighting In Big Dig Tunnels | WBUR

REDISTRICTING:
Joint Committee on Redistricting to hold public hearing in Springfield March 26 | AP
Lawmakers launch redistricting process | WWLP.com

JUDICIARY:
State Sen. Rush’s office sends support for Melissa’s Bill – – WickedLocal.com

GAMBLING:
The Day – Group wants Palmer, Sun to discuss casino details | News from southeastern Connecticut

THE FEDS:
Niki Tsongas denies giving bonuses – BostonHerald.com
Kerry, Other Senators Back New Bank To Finance Infrastructure – AP

EDUCATION:
UMass medical school chancellor gets pay increase of nearly 12% – The Boston Globe

PATRICK/MURRAY:
Mass. Gov. Patrick Returning From Trade Mission | AP
Sheriff slams Patrick over union contracts – The Sun Chronicle Online – News
Lt. governor pitches new plan for homeless needs – – WickedLocal.com

NUKES:
EPA proposes national power plant standards – Mass High Tech Business News
Plymouth reported among riskiest U.S. nuclear power plants – Mass High Tech Business News

LOCAL NEWS:
Bianchi in the wings in race for mayor – Berkshire Eagle Online

BEST OF THE BLOGS/OPINION:
Massachusetts Liberal: Nunquam Fidelis*
Chervinsky: The Setti Warren tug of war – – WickedLocal.com
Councilor Jackson If You’re Nasty – Talking Politics
Barriers of bigotry are blocking greater access to Catholic schools | Dorchester Reporter
Hillary Says No 2nd Term — And Helps Scotto? – Talking Politics
Blue Mass. Group:: The next fight to protect Main Street
The Download: Nuclear fear factors
Live-blogging St. Patrick’s Day breakfast – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com
The many faces of Barney Frank – WL
Red Mass Group:: Get the T-Shirt: Deval Patrick went on a trade mission to Europe and all we got was 1100 less jobs
Murrays defense | Mass Politics Blog
China Syndrome – Talking Politics

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
RI Langevin plans bill to protect foster children from financial abuse | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal
ME Baldacci hired for wasteful position? | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
CT Governor: Malloy Takes Listening Tour To Larger Rooms – Courant.com
NH Reps clear parental notification bill | Concord Monitor
NH Lost fee would nail DOT | Concord Monitor

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