Details on DiMasi testimony – Cellucci’s GOP all-star research funder – You will never defeat our evil parking meters – House and Senate opponents pop up

SEMI-SQUEALING: How do you testify for five hours without saying anything useful? I don’t know, but I imagine a seasoned politician like Sal DiMasi could probably pull it off. It looks like prosecutors couldn’t get the ex-speaker to completely spill the beans against his former colleagues, so they sent him packing back to Kentucky. (Globe)

BIRTHDAY BOY: Submitted without comment: It’s Rep. Thomas Petrolati’s birthday today.

ELECTRICAL SHOCK: For some reason, parking enforcement should grind to a halt when a neighborhood has no electricity, say disgruntled Back Bay citizens. (Herald) A more legitimate gripe may be the one harbored by all the business owners who’ve lost thousands in food and revenue. (Globe) Stories like this are why we have two dailies in this town. The power is back on now, and I haven’t seen anything else about manholes exploding, so I guess we’re in the clear. (AP)

CAMPAIGNS: The electoral battle between Sen. Will Brownsberger and Watertown firefighter Robert McCarthy may not have ended with last year’s special election. McCarthy says he’s thinking about a rematch for the seat formerly held by AFL-CIO chief Steven Tolman. Springfield Rep. Sean Curran also finds himself with an opponent this morning. (Republican)

Former Gov. Paul Cellucci’s ALS research fund raiser, set to aid the efforts of the UMass Medical Center, brought together Sen. Scott Brown as well as Cellucci’s predecessor and successor. (AP) And what did they find to talk about? The one former GOP governor not in attendance, of course. I hear he’s busy these days. (WBUR)

Animal advocates hounding Romney (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
VIDEO:
All power restored in Back Bay – My Fox Boston State lawmakers consider bill limiting court-appointed attorneys – WWLP.com Soldier’s Widow Believes There’s More To ‘Quick Draw’ Death – CBS Boston

Marian Walsh, ESQ Consulting Services - Experience that informs. Passion that performs.

MITT MONITOR:

With donors tough to find, Romney faces dilemma – Nation – The Boston Globe

Animal advocates hounding Romney – Nation – The Boston Globe

Long Republican presidential contest starting to hit Mitt Romney where it hurts most: his wallet – AP

Romney’s Bain tied to Chinese surveillance – New York Times

The Talk Turns to Romney’s Chances at Cellucci Fund-Raiser for ALS | WBUR

BOSTON BLACKOUT:

All power restored in Back Bay – My Fox Boston

Nstar big’s assurance not enough for Menino – BostonHerald.com

Meters add insult to injury – BostonHerald.com

Blackout means red ink for many – Business – The Boston Globe

Power back on after Boston transformer fire – AP

Metro – Mayor Menino: Power company should pay for Back Bay blackout

LEGISLATURE:

State lawmakers consider bill limiting court-appointed attorneys | WWLP.com

Sudbury senior tax relief bill moves through Legislature – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

CAMPAIGNS:

Scott Brown adds small ball to big thoughts as he seeks reelection to US Senate – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

McCarthy ‘still in decision-making process’ for Watertown state senate run – Watertown, MA – Watertown TAB

Joseph Fountain of Springfield announces candidacy for state representative in 9th Hampden District | masslive.com

THE FEDS:

Senator John Kerry seeks federal assistance for small businesses affected by power outage – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

John Kerry, other locals among attendees at State Dinner for British prime minister – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to host 3rd Bay State Jobs Fair in Chicopee | masslive.com

Keating pushes to stem Otis job losses | CapeCodOnline.com

STATE HEADLINES:

Labor boss to ‘crack down’ – BostonHerald.com

DiMasi says he testified to grand jury – Metro – The Boston Globe

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, suffering from ALS, raising funds for research – AP

UMass permaculture program honored at White House – Daily Hampshire Gazette

MISC:

Soldier’s Widow Believes There’s More To ‘Quick Draw’ Death « CBS Boston

Town to follow state plan on health coverage – Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse talks about the significance of the St. Patrick’s Parade (video) | masslive.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

CT – Minimum-Wage Bill: Proposal Moves Forward In Legislature – Courant.com

CT – Teachers are angry with Gov. Malloy about education reform. – Courant.com

ME – Bill proposes Maine change from caucuses to primaries | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

ME – And then there were 10 in Senate primaries | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

ME – New gambling era arrives at Maine casino – AP

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

Blue Mass Group | The Obamacumentary

Massachusetts Liberal: This time they mean it?

Post by Mike Deehan

Headlines by Hannah McGoldrick

Advertisements