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)

Brookline will fight to keep district court –
Massachusetts judges say consolidation of Westfield District Court comes down to economics |

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

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

Disinvited White Pride plans to come to library, opponents do too – T&G:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Opposing groups to protest Saturday:

Obama team moves fund-raiser after Globe query from Political Intelligence:

Romney yields no ground to Obama over debt talks from Political Intelligence:
1994 Senate ad resurrected against Romney from Political Intelligence:

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

Transportation Secretary Mullan leaving due to salary issues. – RMG:
Blue Mass Group | Chairman Nassour More Or Less Endorses Our Effort:
National GOP sees Mass bargaining laws as wedge against Obama – –
How on earth did we make it this far? – RMG:

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