Crime bill sails through Senate – Murray 9-11 call released – Former Rep picked up for DUI – Vets Day events

DOING HOWIE’S JOB FOR HIM: It may not be a god long weekend for former state rep and Ag commissioner Doug Petersen who was picked up for DUI Wednesday night. (Item, Salem News)

NO COFFEE LIKE STERLING COFFEE: In other roadside news, police have released the 9-11 call from Lt. Gov. Murray’s unfortunate early morning coffee run. (CBS4)

CRIME BILL: The Senate passed it’s crime bill yesterday 35-0 (Globe), assuring that absolutely no one is completely satisfied with the legislation. On to the House!

Western Massachusetts veterans support Iraq troop withdrawal as region observes Veterans Day |
‘You get used to being shot at’ –
Iraq, Afghanistan veterans face bleak job prospects – Business – The Boston Globe:
A general reflects on war and loss – Metro – The Boston Globe:
Veterans Day events:
Veterans’ Day hope – Gloucester Times:
Flags now fly for soldiers in Bourne –
Serving those who served – Eagle Tribune:
Local communities plan Veterans Day observances » Local News », Salem, MA:
Attleboro native proud to serve for country that gave his parents a better life – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:
A war without end |
Senate passes veterans jobs bill with little dissent – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –
Veterans’ voices resonate:

The Daily Item: Former state rep Petersen arrested for alleged OUI:
Lawmakers eye late sessions on top bills –
WHDH-TV – Local lawmaker reacts to Penn State scandal:
Former state rep charged with drunken driving » Local News », Salem, MA:

Senate unanimously passes crime package – Metro – The Boston Globe:
State Senate tackles crime bill, murder victims’ family urge approval – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger:
Sen. Richard Ross votes to pass habitual offender bill – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:
Quincy dad ‘grateful’ as Senate passes three-strike bill for violent felons – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger:
Massachusetts Senate OKs bill that would deny parole to anyone convicted of a 3rd serious felony – AP:
Senate approves 3-strikes measure:

Experts: Mitt Romney primed to take on president –
Obama and Romney nearly tied in swing states – Politics – The Boston Globe:
Romney meets with supporters in Michigan – Politics – The Boston Globe:
Despite Polls, Romney Has Trouble Connecting With N.H. Voters | WBUR:
Romney readies Iowa ad as Cain, Perry address woes – AP:

New Mass. congressional map clears another hurdle – AP:
Redistricting brings new challenger for Tierney – Gloucester Times:
Lynch already visiting new 8th District towns –

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – 15 more ballots, same margin in Worcester School Committee race:
Recount decision still pending – Berkshire Eagle:

Outside groups fuel Brown-Warren ad war – Metro – The Boston Globe:
Group linked to Karl Rove group targets Elizabeth Warren – AP:

Lt. Gov. calls for cooperation at Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce dinner – Watertown, MA – Watertown TAB:
Coakley targets foreclosures – Business – The Boston Globe:
FEMA: $6M approved for Irene victims |
Gov. Patrick talking with publishers about a second book:
Housing authority board unsure if Santos’ salary is legal – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:
Insiders predict ‘new ball game’ if mayor doesn’t run –

Kerry steps up call to speed fishing relief – Gloucester Times:
Brown, Kerry back tax credits – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Journalism cuts are serious business – CW:
Red Mass Group:: Do taxes pay for anything? :
Massachusetts Liberal: Warr-en Peace:
Red Mass Group:: Princess Leia Actress Says Teddy Kennedy Asked Her "Will You be Having Sex with Chris[Dodd]"? : – Blogs: Lone Republican» Blog Archive » Tarnished Tierney:

ME – Legislature to consider antigang bill – AP:
ME – Governor stands by drug tests for welfare | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:
ME – Bill targets rural gang activity – AP:

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