JPKIII is in – Medford ups the ante – Trivia night! – GOP jobs plan

IT’S A SILLY PLACE: By now you must know that Joe Kennedy Cubed, the Great Red Hope, is officially running for Congress. You can watch his spiffy new announcement video or read all the terrible things people are writing about him. (Herald)

IT’S TRIVIA DAY! Tonight is the night for all fans of Mass. politics and bad humor: The first ever MassterList Trivia Challenge! And remember, extra points to the team that buys me the most drinks.

MEDFORD: The town of Medford was sick of Lawrence and other places getting all the credit for having absolutely insane local governments, so they felt the need to showcase their own dysfunction in the the pages of Your Town.
"The Medford City Council, which meets once a week, often becomes a forum for outbursts, petty squabbles, and resentment of old disagreements and the city’s longtime mayor. As legislative bodies go, the seven-member Medford council has long been among the most raucous in the region."


Casino plan heats up race – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:
East Boston group to fight casino – Metro – The Boston Globe:
Track’s perceived clout may deter rivals – Metro – The Boston Globe:
Perception lingers that Suffolk Downs is a lock for casino license – The Boston Globe:

DOT Chief: State Will Honor Promise For More Passenger Trains To Worcester | Worcester Business Journal:
Metro – MBTA Advisory Board offers counter proposal to drastic T cuts:
MBTA Advisory Board proposes 25 percent fare hike, alternatives to steep service cuts – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe:

Joseph Kennedy III announces congressional campaign – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – A new Kennedy eyes Congress:
Rob O’Leary drops congressional dreams |
State Rep. John Scibak endorses Mary Olberding for Hampshire County Register of Deeds |

Local Republicans pitch plan to create jobs in state – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News:
GOP pols pushing alternate jobs plan – Lowell Sun Online:

UMass affirms commitment to SouthCoast – Boston Business Journal:

Probation got jobs for Salvatore F. DiMasi’s pals –

Representative Edward Markey seeks big boost in home heating aid for the poor – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Judge tells Pembroke pol to pay up after breakup –
Ross will carry ARA request – The Sun Chronicle Online – News:

Misconduct probe of West Springfield Police Capt. Daniel O’Brien turned over to U.S. Attorney’s office, DA says |

Mitt Romney suddenly faces tough fight with Rick Santorum in Michigan – The Boston Globe:

Deal reached on treatment of state’s mentally ill inmates – Metro – The Boston Globe:
Agreement reached in suit against Mass. prisons – Lowell Sun Online:

NStar to buy Cape Wind power |
Cape Wind’s Jim Gordon on NSTAR and DOER’s settlement agreement: "We are excited to move forward":
Deal would aid consumers, Cape Wind –

Contraception bill bad choice for Scott Brown –
Let’s hear what Joseph P. Kennedy III has to say … or not say –
Red Mass Group:: Deval Patrick And John Walsh Show Marlborough Republican City Committee the Way :
Contraceptives and the Mass. Senate Race | MassPoliticsProfs:
Red Mass Group:: What if Sal is Not Here to Testify? :

Groups push for greater safety zone around nuke plants – Brattleboro Reformer:

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