Air Force base cuts worry pols – Charley Murphy wants you to FIOA him – Holyoke mayor on Quixotic crusade to prove Holyoke exists

PLANES, PLANES, GO AWAY: An Air Force plan to cut two bases in western Mass., part of the Obama budget package, has local leaders speaking out about the economic impact cuts would have. Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield account for nearly 5,000 jobs in the area. (Globe) The Globe even busted out their "worried Neal" photo for the occasion.

SUNLIGHT: Rep. Charley Murphy wants to overhaul the state’s public records law and make it easier for the public to access information.(Herald)

HAS HIS WORK IS CUT OUT FOR HIM: The new mayor of Holyoke says his top priority is "making sure people know Holyoke exists." (Republican)

Bay State wary of Air Force base cuts (Photo: File)
Keller @ Large: Martha Coakley On New Mortgage Settlement – CBS Boston Mass. panel to examine RX drug shortage – WWLP.COM NE Unsolved: wanted fugitives profiled – My Fox Boston


Mitt Romney wins Maine caucuses – Nation – The Boston Globe:

Rick Santorum says Mitt Romney paid for CPAC votes – Politics – The Boston Globe:

Focus on conservative credentials puts Mitt Romney in least favorable spotlight – Politics – The Boston Globe:

Rick Santorum says Mitt Romney paid for CPAC votes – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Romney backed earmarks in Mass. – AP:


Weston psychiatrist gets inside candidates’ heads with new book – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News:

The Daily Item: Democrats rally party faithful at Lynn caucus:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Toomey, Biancheria to seek state rep post:

Voter registration deadline nears for primaries – AP:

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Pol pushes for records reform –


Keller @ Large: Martha Coakley On New Mortgage Settlement « CBS Boston:

Mass. panel to examine RX drug shortage | WWLP.COM:

Bay State wary of Air Force base cuts – Nation – The Boston Globe:

RI city vs. Brown in latest town-gown money clash – AP:


Kirk eyes adding economic director » Local News », Gloucester, MA:

The Daily Item: Contraception causes clash of church, state:

Chicopee City Council restores Mayor Bissonnette’s chief of staff |

Holyoke looks to new mayor, computing center, ways to make city attractive to new businesses |

Quincy’s QCAP expands free tax preparation to all of Norfolk County – The Boston Globe:

Lynn agency proposes low cost housing for veterans – The Boston Globe:

Interest in Community Preservation Act waning after 10 years – The Boston Globe:


NE Unsolved: wanted fugitives profiled:


ME – State House Notebook: All eyes on House budget vote this week | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram:


JPKIII takes the lead | MassPoliticsProfs:

Massachusetts Liberal: Myth busted:

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