Tierney family saga unfolds – Patrick admin expects more health cost savings – DiMasi to report to Kentucky prison

TIERNEY: The Globe lays out the reasons Thanksgiving at the Tierney household must have been super awkward, while the Gloucester paper lays the love on the congressman’s opponent, Richard Tisei.

BOGO: The Patrick Administration expects many more towns to join in their health care cost savings plan now that they’ve begun advertising it on Groupon. (Sun)

DiMASI: Like Italian-American stereotypes and vile comment threads? Then this Herald story on Sal DiMasi’s new prison is perfect for you.

More casinos could come to New England Keller @ Large: Mass. Democratic Party Chairman On Scott Brown, Jobs Crime rates on the rise on MBTA trains

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LEGISLATURE:

Mass. casinos pose tough new competition in region – AP: www.boston.com

Patrick to lead ceremony at super-computing center – AP: www.boston.com

MassGOP to choose new party chairman – AP: www.bostonherald.com

TAXES:

Area communities tapping into hotel tax – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

Taxing decision awaits city councilors – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Andover to set tax rate on Dec. 12 » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

State approves Danvers tax rate » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA: www.salemnews.com

TIERENY:

Tierney challenger gets high marks from Dems » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA: www.gloucestertimes.com

Congressman John Tierney’s wife, Patrice, struggled with sense of duty to family – The Boston Globe: www.boston.com

DIMASI:

Sal’s new Kentucky home – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

LOCAL POLITICS:

Ask Mayor Sarno – Video | masslive.com: videos.masslive.com

City spending on target so far – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Officials say outlook positive for more towns endorsing health-care reform law – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

MISC:

Should Voters Be Required To Show Photo ID? « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com

Warm sendoff for Mass. soldiers heading to Afghanistan: www.myfoxboston.com

Redistricting deemed successful in Bay State – Sentinel & Enterprise: www.sentinelandenterprise.com

Western Massachusetts community college presidents defend campuses in wake of critical report by Boston group | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Deceptive campaign ads hint at year of mudslinging – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

ME – State House Notebook: 2012 election season gets off to an early start | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

NH – New Hampshire’s largest newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich – AP: www.gazettenet.com

RI – Former Providence mayor Cianci to promote memoir in Dighton – The Taunton Gazette: www.tauntongazette.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

Keller @ Large: Mass. Democratic Party Chairman On Scott Brown, Jobs « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com

Red Mass Group:: The Globe’s selective eye for negativity: www.redmassgroup.com

Blue Mass Group | The Globe tells half the story about Fernald: bluemassgroup.com

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