Dewy deoccupied, mostly – Jingle Booze Bill – Top cops want Lantigua out – Ross to explore Cong. run

DEOCCUPIED: Every news organization in town was on the ground in Dewey Square last night for what seemed like the last hurrah of Occupy Boston. Only it wasn’t much of a hurrah, or even much of an eviction. Many of the protesters have packed up and vacated after the city’s order of eviction yesterday, but some still insist on camping until the bitter end. The best coverage comes from the folks who have been out there from the beginning. (Globe, Herald)

JINGLE BOOZE BILL: I don’t usually link to State House News Service stories, but that headline demanded it.

LANTIGUA: 85 percent of the Lawrence Police top brass want Mayor Willie Lantigua out of office.

FOOD TRUCKS FOR EVERYBODY: The thought of ‘Mike Ross For Congress’ ads, or even the simple idea of Mike Ross campaigning in Fall River or Taunton, really puts a smile on my face. (Globe, Herald)


Romney, other candidates plan town halls in Iowa – AP:

Paul strength may help Romney in Iowa – AP:

Romney allies assail Gingrich in new ad in Iowa – AP:

Romney Super PAC Prepping Gingrich Attack – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston:


Foxborough board rebuffs casino zoning changes – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Casino resorts, online poker get states’ attention:

Foxboro selectmen to set up forum between residents, Kraft, Wynn – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Casino concerns – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Palmer town councilors question Mohegan Sun casino commitment |


Elizabeth Warren campaign strikes back at latest Crossroads GPS TV ad |

Elizabeth Warren slaps down Karl Rove, latest attack ad –


Boston City Councilor Mike Ross takes first step toward running for Barney Frank seat – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Inspired by his dad, Mike Ross eyes Congress bid –


Scott Brown allies say Senate Democrats unfairly blocked a legislative proposal – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Unemployed workers to hold vigil outside Sen. Scott Brown’s Springfield office |


Koch seeks 2% tax increase in Quincy next year – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise:

Top cops support mayor’s ouster » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

State: Avoid ‘wish list’ » Local News », Salem, MA:

Holyoke taxpayers, here’s your chance: Public hearing scheduled on new tax rates |

Carver official violated conflict-of-interest law – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger:


Rep. John Tierney brother-in-law to stay on house arrest –

Tierney brother-in-law to stay free until March sentencing – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Judge aids key DiMasi witness – Metro – The Boston Globe:

MassDOT nixes commuter rail traffic on Grand Junction line in Cambridge for now – Cambridge, Massachusetts – Cambridge Chronicle:

Springfield tornado victims should get priority in decisions on federal block grant money, City Council says |


It pays to follow the House Rules –

When Romney gets rattled – Opinion – The Boston Globe:


CT – Food Stamp Fraud: 15 State Workers Suspected In Food Stamp Case Were Highly Paid, Malloy Says –

ME – Snowe cites conflict of interest in agency vote | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:

VT – Safety advocates raise concerns over VY problems – Brattleboro Reformer:


Live at Occupy Boston – Less Is More blog –

Blue Mass Group | Weekly Joke Revue: Romney Considering Adultery to Boost Polls:

Massachusetts Liberal: Pants on fire: