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!

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

LEGISLATURE:
The Daily Item: Former state rep Petersen arrested for alleged OUI: www.itemlive.com
Lawmakers eye late sessions on top bills – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
WHDH-TV – Local lawmaker reacts to Penn State scandal: www1.whdh.com
Former state rep charged with drunken driving » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA: www.salemnews.com

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

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

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

VOTE RECOUNT:
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – 15 more ballots, same margin in Worcester School Committee race: telegram.com
Recount decision still pending – Berkshire Eagle: www.berkshireeagle.com

WARREN:
Outside groups fuel Brown-Warren ad war – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Group linked to Karl Rove group targets Elizabeth Warren – AP: www.gazettenet.com

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

THE FEDS:
Kerry steps up call to speed fishing relief – Gloucester Times: www.gloucestertimes.com
Brown, Kerry back tax credits – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Journalism cuts are serious business – CW: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Red Mass Group:: Do taxes pay for anything? : www.redmassgroup.com
Massachusetts Liberal: Warr-en Peace: baystateliberal.blogspot.com
Red Mass Group:: Princess Leia Actress Says Teddy Kennedy Asked Her "Will You be Having Sex with Chris[Dodd]"? : www.redmassgroup.com
BostonHerald.com – Blogs: Lone Republican» Blog Archive » Tarnished Tierney: www.bostonherald.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
ME – Legislature to consider antigang bill – AP: www.bostonglobe.com
ME – Governor stands by drug tests for welfare | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com
ME – Bill targets rural gang activity – AP: www.pressherald.com

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