LG smashes into Southie breakfast, has crowd rolling over in the aisles – Crosby warns of casino deadlines – Mitt wins P.R.

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS: It may have felt like early summer yesterday, but it was March and March means St. Patrick’s Day in South Boston. Usually, when anyone says “televised political event in Southie,” Scott Brown high-tails it over in no time flat and stuffs his face with as much corned beef and lunch bucket populism as he can stand – but this year he got beat to the punch by Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, who paraded around in an outfit associated with a sport barely any of us have ever seen. (Globe) And someone tell these fun-loving screwballs that the Herald’s writing about to take a deep breathe once in awhile.

NOW YOU TELL US: While casino chatter begins to heat up this week with the final two picks for the gaming commission being announced by Wednesday, commission chair Steve Crosby tells the Globe there may not be enough time to fully establish rules and regulations for gaming before opening up bidding later this year. If state leaders opt to alter the expanded gaming law and this ends in another year of casino legislation, get ready for the new summer tradition.

ME GUSTA… FIRING PEOPLE: Former Gov. Mitt Romney handily won the Puerto Rico GOP presidential primary over the weekend. (AP) Are you as excited as I am?

Murray steals show at Saint Patrick’s breakfast (Photo: Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)
VIDEO:
Lt. Gov. Tim Murray wears NASCAR gear to St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast – My Fox Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston a warm weather success – My Fox Boston NStar resource center opens at Boston Public Library – My Fox Boston

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MITT MONITOR:

Mitt Romney urges firing of energy officials – Nation – The Boston Globe

Mitt Romney’s defense budget target is lofty – Nation – The Boston Globe

Romney Hits Obama, Santorum In Illinois – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston

Romney campaign to rivals: Step aside – AP

Puerto Rico goes all in for Romney – AP

ST. PATTY’S DAY ROAST:

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray wears NASCAR gear to St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast – My Fox Boston

Elizabeth Warren survives Scott Brown’s native-son status at Southie political roast – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston a warm weather success – My Fox Boston

Murray steals show at Saint Patrick’s breakfast – Metro – The Boston Globe

Sen. Brown Stars At Southie Breakfast | WBUR

Pols’ bad-behavior jokes not very funny to some – BostonHerald.com

CAMPAIGNS:

Gail Huff defends Scott Brown as problem solver – AP

Liz Warren leaves predictions to pundits – BostonHerald.com

Amid women woes, Scott Brown backs domestic abuse bill – BostonHerald.com

Keyes to run for Murray’s seat again – Metro – The Boston Globe

GOP sees Tierney as wounded, beatable – Metro – The Boston Globe

Immigration reforms split candidates | CapeCodOnline.com

Republican Keyes challenges Murray again | CapeCodOnline.com

CASINOS:

Mass. casino law filled with tight deadlines – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mass. gaming panel to get final 2 members – AP

STATE HEADLINES:

NStar resource center opens at Boston Public Library – My Fox Boston

Tougher penalties sought for meeting-law violations – Sentinel & Enterprise

Patrick’s community college plan has support – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

Keating tries to save stranding response aid | CapeCodOnline.com

Pol rips Nstar for not helping low-income seniors – BostonHerald.com

LOCAL POLITICS:

Lantigua spends weekend in Dominican Republic » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Mayor wants to add sidewalks in Leominster – Sentinel & Enterprise

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:

ME – State House Notebook: Webster touts high hopes for fall elections | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

VT – State says if Vermont Yankee plant continues, so do duties – AP

ME – Lawmakers take up presidential primaries bill today – AP

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