Mullan plans to quit this year – Communities fight court closures – Teddy still most effective Romney critic

ARE YOU HAPPY? ARE YOU SATISFIED? HOW LONG CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT?: Patrick administration transportation secretary Jeffrey Mullan plans to step down as the head of MassDOT by the end of this year. (T&G, Globe, WBUR)

COURTS: Brookline (Globe) is among the communities facing hard economic facts about courthouse closures. (Republican)

MITT MONITOR: Possibly unearthed by feuding Kennedys while fighting over Ted’s old house, (AP) an unaired 1994 anti-Romney campaign spot pops up to haunt Mitt anew. (PI)

COURTS:
Brookline will fight to keep district court – Boston.com: www.google.com
Massachusetts judges say consolidation of Westfield District Court comes down to economics | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

TRANSPORTATION:
Transportation Secretary Mullan To Step Down This Year | WBUR: feeds.wbur.org
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – State transportation secretary to step down: www.telegram.com
MBTA planning to sell land at Hingham Shipyard – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
Jet hits smaller plane on taxiway at Logan International Airport in Boston – The Boston Globe: feeds.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:
Mass. Senate approves new system for kids in need – AP: www.boston.com
Transgender bill lacking in support – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

FREE SPEECH:
Disinvited White Pride plans to come to library, opponents do too – T&G: www.telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Opposing groups to protest Saturday: www.telegram.com

2012:
Obama team moves fund-raiser after Globe query from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney yields no ground to Obama over debt talks from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com
1994 Senate ad resurrected against Romney from Political Intelligence: feeds.boston.com

MISC.
Walgreens agrees to pay $2.8 million to settle probe by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Evergreen fights for its survival – Sentinel & Enterprise : www.sentinelandenterprise.com
Kennedy family divided over Mass. family compound | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Massachusetts and federal officials pledge to protect post-tornado fair housing, equal opportunities | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Cardinal O’Malley Moves To Sell 6 Churches | AP: feeds.wbur.org

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Transportation Secretary Mullan leaving due to salary issues. – RMG: www.redmassgroup.com
Blue Mass Group | Chairman Nassour More Or Less Endorses Our Effort: feedproxy.google.com
National GOP sees Mass bargaining laws as wedge against Obama – – WickedLocal.com: www.wickedlocal.com
How on earth did we make it this far? – RMG: www.redmassgroup.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
CT Cuts Could Complicate Trip To DMV – Courant.com: www.courant.com
CT Malloy Tallies Planned State Employee Job Losses: 6,560 – Courant.com: www.courant.com
NH Romney focuses on economy | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com
ME Wording approved for Maine gambling questions | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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