Crosby to head gaming commission – Brownsberger wins – Crack-for-EBT scam

GAMBLIN’ MAN: Gov. Patrick selected Stephen Crosby, veteran of the Cellucci and Swift administrations, to head up the new gaming commission yesterday to much praise. (Herald, Globe)

SEN. BROWNSBERGER: In what I’m sure was a true nail-biter for everyone reading this, Rep. William Brownsberger prevailed in yesterday’s four-way special Democratic primary to fill former Sen. Tolman’s 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex seat. (WL, Patch)

OBSTRUCTION: Do-gooder politicians and Herald scribes interfere with entrepreneurial store clerks in Lynn just trying to make a buck.

CROSBY:

Political veteran to head casino panel – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Patrick names top gaming official | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

Ex-Gov. Swift’s chief of staff tapped to run gambling commission – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

FOXBOROUGH:

Foxborough selectmen reject effort to kill casino proposal – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Project’s backers stage their own rally – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Foxboro’s casino proposal – Greater Boston: www.wgbh.org

Foxboro residents meet about plans for a casino – Boston News, Massachusettts News, WHDH-TV 7NEWS WHDH.COM: www1.whdh.com

Foxboro gives a chance – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Mohegan Sun holds holiday open house in Palmer | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

THE FEDS:

Brown, Kerry want power grid review – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

Senator John Kerry blames the politics of gridlock for supercommittee failure – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:

Pols demand overhaul after EBT bust – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Economic study calls 2000-10 the state’s ‘lost decade’ – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

CAMPAIGNS:

Belmont Rep. Brownsberger wins Watertown State Senate Seat race – Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 – Somerville Journal: www.wickedlocal.com

Crossroads GPS again takes aim at Elizabeth Warren; nonpartisan website challenges claim | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

DEVAL DIGEST:

Governor Patrick hosting DC fundraiser for Obama – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Mass. Gov. Patrick heading to DC for Medicaid plea – AP: www.boston.com

Taunton Mayor-elect Hoye meets with Gov. Patrick, administration – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette: www.tauntongazette.com

MITT MONITOR:

Romney: Money’s no object in Prez election – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Romney, Gingrich rift has old roots – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Tea-party favorite O’Donnell endorses Romney – AP: www.boston.com

Poll: Republicans shrug at Romney’s business past – AP: www.boston.com

LOCAL POLITICS:

Councilors want clerk to forgo wedding fees – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Marlborough mayor says she’s leaving city in good shape – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com

At the White House, Holyoke Mayor-elect Alex Morse invites President and Mrs. Obama to visit Paper City | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

MISC:

Ex-UMass president Jack Wilson collecting full $425,000 pay – AP: www.gazettenet.com

Solomon earned $77K teaching after firing » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

Local initiative to fuel Springfield job market | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – Rick Green column: U.S. attorney investigating allegations of food stamp fraud by state employees. – Courant.com: www.courant.com

ME – Democrats take issue with MaineCare figures | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

VT – New England governors say they can’t fill heating aid gap – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com

NH – Tax rates increase in New Hampshire – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

New poll shows mixed feelings on happy hour – Less Is More blog – Boston.com: boston.com

It’s Brownsberger – Talking Politics: blog.thephoenix.com

The Crosby Appointment and Regulating Casinos | MassPoliticsProfs: www.masspoliticsprofs.com

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