Brown defends contraception stance with Kennedy quote – Tsongas in Cambodia – Nonprof furious SEUI would actually try to have members – B. Hill store lives to become a bank another day

DOWNTOWN: Sen. Scott Brown is latching on to a phrase from a letter Ted Kennedy wrote to the Pope in 2009 to justify his support of health care mandate exepmtions for religiously affiliated institutions when it comes to contraception. (AP)

STORES: Beacon Hill continues the fight to keep open at least one place to buy cigarettes. (Globe)

HOW DARE THEY: A Rhode Island non-profit is up in arms that a local SEIU chapter would, you know, act like a labor union. (CCO)

THE LOWELL OF INDOCHINA: What’s Niki Tsongas doing this school vacation week? Oh, she’s in Cambodia. (Sun)


Watchdog group blasts gov on cellphone records –

Gov. Deval Patrick talks Black History Month at Dunbar Y Family and Community Center |

Gov. Deval Patrick helps Dunbar Community Center celebrate partnership with YMCA of Greater Springfield |

Gov. Patrick backs decision to deny phone records – AP:


Mitt Romney emphasizes Michigan roots and reaches out to Tea Party – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe –

Santorum uses Romney’s own words against him in ad – AP:

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Kerry, Brown call for extension of wind energy tax credits – Business – The Boston Globe:

Kerry, Brown to speak at fishing rally » Local News », Gloucester, MA:

Keating visits Weymouth to announce anti-drug-abuse legislation – –

In Mass., GOP’s US Sen. Brown invoking Kennedy – AP:


Powerful state rep.’s business linked to brother, allegedly stolen money:

Probation promotions are invalid, judge says – Metro – The Boston Globe:

Senator Wolf calls for Pilgrim nuclear plant shutdown – –

A push for tamper-resistant drugs |

Lawmakers push to boost school aid to districts below minimum funding – The Boston


Weaver announces congressional run » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

Brown, Warren reveal ads on contraception issue » Merrimack Valley », North Andover, MA:

Brown, Warren go toe-to-toe on birth control – The Sun Chronicle Online –

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Kuros planning to seek

State Sen. James Welch of West Springfield launches re-election campaign |

Elizabeth Warren defends Hollywood act –


Hundreds Of Doctors Who Settle Malpractice Claims In Mass. Are Not Held Accountable « CBS

City should get more money from Red Sox, watchdog says – Metro – The Boston

Hanscom base cuts draw concern – Sentinel & Enterprise:

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Signatures certified for casino on

Springfield employees and union officials urge City Council to ease residency crackdown |


CT – General Assembly: House Passes Medicare Fix, FOI Changes –

CT – House Approves Solid Waste Bill; GOP Blasts Process –

CT – Democratic Senate Candidates Forum: Bysiewicz, Tong, Murphy, Work To Set Themselves Apart –

CT – Is Racial Profiling Playing A Role In Traffic Stops? –

ME – Maine first lady hosts joint chiefs’ assistant – AP:


Red Mass Group:: MassGOP Region 5 Meeting – Allegations of Possible Voter

Massachusetts Liberal: Channeling Teddy:

Massachusetts Liberal: Desperately seeking Beacon Hill:

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