Filene’s Hole project unstuck – Romney walks back ‘very poor’ comment – Terrible celebrity endorsements

MERCILESS PROGRESS: In yet another depressing sign of the times, Boston’s famous Downtown Crossing Hole is the next in a long list of historic city sites to face redevelopment. Whole eras of college dropouts have come and gone from Boston knowing the corner of Washington and Franklin Streets as only a beloved mud pit, rich with character, tarps and dust on windy summer days. That will all change as the ceaseless machine of development plans to build a tower on the plot next year. We Bostonians will then only have our memories of when Downtown Crossing was truly the sloppy urban gorge of our youth. (Herald)

THE HUDDLED MASSES: Mitt Romney, who you may know as the fellow running for President of the United State of America, is claiming he misspoke in an interview where he said he doesn’t care about the very poor, even though in that interview he immediately repeated the entire sentence about safety nets and the middle class back to the interviewer. (AP)

I DON’T KNOW WHICH IS WORSE: Happy Terrible Celebrity Endorsement Day, Elizabeth Warren and Mitt Romney!

Mitt Romney’s hire power (Photo: AP)
VIDEO:
Casinos to pay for compulsive gambling help, but will Beacon Hill keep the money safe? – My Fox Boston I-Team: Man Scams Unemployed, Owes Victims Thousands – CBS Boston Defense budget cuts threatens Westover – WWLP.com

MITT MONITOR:

Mitt Romney’s hire power – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Brown campaign pays daughter – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Romney shifted on ‘conscience’ issue – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Mitt Romney has double-digit lead in Nevada, new poll says | masslive.com:www.masslive.com

Mitt Romney wins endorsement from real estate mogul Donald Trump after puzzling Las Vegas day – AP: www.masslive.com

Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney in Las Vegas – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Romney happy to get The Donald’s backing – AP: www.telegram.com

Romney says he ‘misspoke’ when talking about poor – AP: www.boston.com

BROWN V. WARREN:

Survival À la Massachusetts – AP: www.telegram.com

PAC targeting Sen. Brown raised $626,000 in 2011 – AP: www.boston.com

Liz Warren is darling of Tinseltown crowd – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

CAMPAIGNS:

Rep. Adams to seek state Senate seat held by Finegold » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

Winslow a big campaign spender – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:www.thesunchronicle.com

Holyoke City Councilor Aaron Vega targets seat held by state Rep. Michael Kane | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Keating campaign rakes in almost $500K | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com

DEFENSE CUTS:

Defense budget cuts threatens Westover | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com

Scott Brown urges Pentagon to shield Hanscom from any cuts – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

LEGISLATURE:

State Senate approves ban of synthetic drug ‘bath salts’ – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger:www.patriotledger.com

Law gives Mass. midwives greater medical authority – AP: www.boston.com

CASINOS:

Casinos to pay for compulsive gambling help, but will Beacon Hill keep the money safe?:www.myfoxboston.com

Anti-casino group sets open house Saturday – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:www.thesunchronicle.com

MISC:

I-Team: Man Scams Unemployed, Owes Victims Thousands « CBS Boston:boston.cbslocal.com

Torrisi: Give overseer power to fire » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

Capuano introduces himself in Milton – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger:www.patriotledger.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – Hartford Lawyer Michael P. Shea Nominated For Federal Judgeship – Courant.com:www.courant.com

ME – State House: Panel’s guidelines would ban bias-based profiling | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:
www.pressherald.com

ME – Tightening tree-growth tax law, legislators point to Poliquin case | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

NH – GOP: Jobs are No. 1 priority | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com

NH – Committee votes for sobriety | Concord Monitor: www.concordmonitor.com

VT – VY decision could have far-reaching ramifications – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

BostonHerald.com – Blogs: City Desk Wired» Blog Archive » Feds charge vets with selling drugs at VA: www.bostonherald.com

Massachusetts Liberal: Multiple Choice Mitt: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

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