Many still without power after October storm – Hefty price tag for buried lines – Halloween ends up not being canceled -Branches to take up maps

THE POWER UNDERGROUND: The power is still out in many parts of the state after the freak October snow storm smacked us around (Telegram, AP). Why don’t they just bury all these easily-downable power lines under the ground, you ask? Well, because it would cost a trillion dollars, that’s why (The Sleeve)

THE GREAT PUMPKIN: At yesterday’s MEMA bunker presser, Halloween Czar Timothy Murray made sure every Trick-or-Treater had a safe and electrocution-free holiday. (Telegram)

CARTOGRAPHY: The branches are expected to take up their own respective redistricting maps today, so be on the lookout for anyone trying to ditch any loser precincts at the last-minute (AP)

WHDH-TV – Mayor Menino reacts to school bus delay reports More than 340,000 in Massachusetts remain without power Secretary Richard Sullivan on the statewide power outages – Greater Boston

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Gov. Patrick: ‘We’ll get through this together’:
Mass. Utilities Restoring Power After Storm – AP:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Storm cleanup crews busy round-the-clock:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – National Grid estimates power restoration times:
Gov. Patrick Urges Patience, Caution in Storm Aftermath – Tewksbury, MA Patch:
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown blasts utility companies for inadequate response to power failures caused by October snowstorm – AP:

Patriots owner Robert Kraft: “I don’t want to say anything” about potential casino – PI:

UMass inaugurates new president –
Mayor demands school bus fixes – Metro – The Boston Globe:
Blunders follow high praise for Boston schools superintendent – The Boston Globe:

Mass. House, Senate To Debate New District Maps | WBUR:
Conroy: Redistricting at the State House – Sudbury, MA – The Sudbury Town Crier:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Occupy Worcester stays resolved:
Some in costumed crowd came to Occupy Salem » Local News », Salem, MA :
Photos: Occupy Boston celebrates one-month anniversary at Dewey Square – Phoenix:

Delegation argues for extension of Massachusetts Medicaid waiver – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –
Senator Scott Brown launches internet ad to defend his environmental record – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Lawmakers rush to plug pension loophole –

Fidelity move pays big dividend in Texas – Business – The Boston Globe:
Facebook Founder Gives A Shout-Out To Boston | WBUR:

Mass. report: Immigrants reap Medicaid benefits –
SJC will study rate of OUI acquittals – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Gov. Christie to hold fundraiser for Mitt Romney in N.J. – AP:
Romney says Perry immigrant tuition plan would cost New Hampshire thousands – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –
Fact Checker biography: Romney’s fiscal policies as governor – The Fact Checker – The Washington Post:
Romney gets fund-raising aid from official with firm seeking to build controversial power line – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Scanlon wants more time on projects » Local News », Salem, MA :
Cahill promises new kind of leadership » Local News », Salem, MA :
3 candidates violate state law – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Blue Mass Group | Nearly half a million in MA still without power. Is this OK?:
Keller @ Large: How To Fix Routine Power Outage Issues « CBS Boston:
Political knowledge quiz 2 | MassPoliticsProfs:

CT U.S. Supreme Court declines to rule on student free speech in Connecticut case –
VT Shumlin’s father hospitalized after car accident – Brattleboro Reformer:
ME Gambling interests fund casino opponents | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram :

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