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.


Political veteran to head casino panel – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Patrick names top gaming official |

Ex-Gov. Swift’s chief of staff tapped to run gambling commission –


Foxborough selectmen reject effort to kill casino proposal – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Project’s backers stage their own rally – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Foxboro’s casino proposal – Greater Boston:

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

Foxboro gives a chance – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Mohegan Sun holds holiday open house in Palmer |


Brown, Kerry want power grid review – Lowell Sun Online:

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


Pols demand overhaul after EBT bust –

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


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

Crossroads GPS again takes aim at Elizabeth Warren; nonpartisan website challenges claim |


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

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

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


Romney: Money’s no object in Prez election –

Romney, Gingrich rift has old roots – Nation – The Boston Globe:

Tea-party favorite O’Donnell endorses Romney – AP:

Poll: Republicans shrug at Romney’s business past – AP:


Councilors want clerk to forgo wedding fees – Metro – The Boston Globe:

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

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


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

Solomon earned $77K teaching after firing » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

Local initiative to fuel Springfield job market |


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

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

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

NH – Tax rates increase in New Hampshire – Brattleboro Reformer:


New poll shows mixed feelings on happy hour – Less Is More blog –

It’s Brownsberger – Talking Politics:

The Crosby Appointment and Regulating Casinos | MassPoliticsProfs:

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