Good, old fashioned public salary stories – Hudak’s partner’s massage parlor – Mitt deals with Santorum while Obama deals with Jagger

EVERGREEN TERRACE: During the doldrums of school vacation week, you can’t blame news organizations for scraping the bottom of the barrel and coming up with tried and true stories about public employee salaries. (WBZ, Herald)

VIM AND VIGOR: Just when you though Bill Hudak’s amazing adventure into health elixir super stardom couldn’t get any better, it turns out his partner in the fountain of youth business used to run a "massage parlor," wink, wink, nudge nudge. (Eagle Trib.)

DRIVING: Matt O’Malley wants you to slow down, for crying out loud. Jeez. (Metro)

YOU’RE MAKING ME SING: Mitt Romney: losing to Rick Santorum. (Globe) Barack Obama: singing with Mick Jagger. Advantage: Rose Garden. (AP)

Patrick to serve as co-chair in Obama campaign (Photo: Globe Staff)
VIDEO:
I-Team: Higher Ed Commissioner Gets Free Ride At Taxpayer’s Expense – CBS Boston Keller @ Large: Hanscom Cuts Could Cost 100s Of Jobs – CBS Boston Hundreds march for free speech at Bridgewater State – My Fox Boston

DEVAL DIGEST:

Patrick to serve as co-chair in Obama campaign – Politics – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

On Deval Patrick’s watch, six-figure salaries spike – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Governor’s proposal for 24% cut in funding for Meals on Wheels program concerns senior citizen advocates | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Deval Patrick to serve as co-chair in Barack Obama campaign – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

Gov. Patrick tapped as co-chair of Obama campaign – AP: www.boston.com

MITT MONITOR:

Mitt Romney facing hurdle in GOP debate – Nation – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

Romney Struggles With Conservative Voters – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston: www.thebostonchannel.com

Mitt Romney says President Obama has ‘fought against religion’ – AP: www.gazettenet.com

New Gallup tracking poll shows Rick Santorum ahead of Mitt Romney nationally – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com: www.boston.com

THE FEDS:

Scott Brown: State should join Secure Communities now – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News: www.milforddailynews.com

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown renews call for full implementation of Secure Communities program following stabbing by alleged illegal immigrant | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

LOCAL POLITICS:

Hundreds march for free speech at Bridgewater State: www.myfoxboston.com

Metro – City councilors look to revamp roadway safety: www.metro.us

Warren’s visit puts area Dems’ grumblings to rest – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno asks Legislature to delay MCAS tests in wake of October snowstorm, June tornado | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

STATE HEADLINES:

I-Team: Higher Ed Commissioner Gets Free Ride At Taxpayer’s Expense « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com

SJC rules underage party host not liable – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

State Sen. Downing fields questions at meeting – North Adams Transcript: www.thetranscript.com

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – State replaces vendor for GPS monitoring system: www.telegram.com

Keller @ Large: Hanscom Cuts Could Cost 100s Of Jobs « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com

Mass. casino developers contend with traffic concerns – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – Beware The Myths Muddying The Debate On Education Reform – Courant.com: www.courant.com

ME – Gaming board OKs full casino license for Hollywood slots | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

ME – Maine legislation would free police from texting ban | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

ME – Maine bill would ease rules on public worker double-dipping | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: www.pressherald.com

VT – Proposed property maintenance law meets protest in BF – Brattleboro Reformer: www.reformer.com

ME – LePage to unveil domestic violence bills – AP: www.pressherald.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

Hudak’s business partner keeps him in the news – Less Is More blog – Boston.com: boston.com

Blue Mass Group | Informed progressives: Shut your damn mouths about Santorum!: bluemassgroup.com

Massachusetts Liberal: Isn’t this special: baystateliberal.blogspot.com

Brown-Warren Update: The MassInc/WBUR Poll | MassPoliticsProfs: www.masspoliticsprofs.com

Post by Mike Deehan
Headlines by Hannah McGoldrick

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