Kennedy rift splits Vicki from Ted’s sons – Calls for Guv to veto crime bill increase – Healey on drug trade

The Kennedy camp cannot be happy with the Globe after Sunday’s paper detailed the growing rift between the late Sen. Kennedy’s two sons and his widow Vicki. Quick tip to aspiring teleplay writers: replace the Kennedy Institute with an oil fortune or a diamond mine or something and you’ve got yourself the pilot episode of a really mediocre TNT primetime drama.

EDITORIAL DESK: The MetoWest Daily News joins the chorus asking Gov. Patrick to veto the Legislature’s sentencing reform bill.

DRUGS ARE BAD: Former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey argues in an op-ed piece that understanding the world-wide effects of the illegal drug trade can be a powerful tool to curtail American demand for drugs.

SOLID READ, BRO: Monday mornings in July are not typically the newsiest of times. After scouring the papers and providing the above links, I’ve decided that the next most important thing for you to read today is this “Dear, Abby” column about a wife who’s concerned about a cafe worker’s crush on her husband.

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

Romney adopted a mixed bag of immigration policies while governor of Massachusetts – The Washington Post
Massachusetts Republicans Brown, Romney share staff – and not much else | Reuters
Liz slams Mitt on Obama comments – BostonHerald.com
LGBT newspaper accuses Mitt Romney of abandoning fairness along the road to the White House – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

SENATE RACE:

Handpicked questions for Warren – BostonHerald.com
Kerry absent from Brown’s list of favorite Democrats – BostonHerald.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:

Blue Mass Group | Menino on radical Chick-fil-A CEO: “You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population.”
Red Mass Group:: Menino to Chick Fil-A: You Don’t Belong in Boston
Red Mass Group:: Globe puts the boots to Tierney
Massachusetts Liberal: Misplaced priorities
MetroWest Daily News : State deserves real sentencing reform
Not too late for Governor Patrick to step up to the plate on ‘Three Strikes’ bill – The Boston Globe


Beach’s natural tranquillity makes it popular for yoga (Cape Cod Times/Steve Heaslip)
RACES:
4th Congressional District candidates to detail stances in 2 hourlong forums – – WickedLocal.com
Candidate profiles for First Essex Senate race » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA
Candidates agree on problems,differon solutions » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA
‘Court order’ John Tierney says comforted him over relatives’ gambling was challenged at trial – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com
LEGISLATURE:
Lawmakers Hill, Tarr await crime bill signing » Local News » GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA
Bill that would help cop’s widow stalled again – Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston
Rent fee bill seeks to reduce grace time – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com
Renewable energy program called unfair as lawmakers debate its expansion – The Boston GlobeCoast Rail
STATE NEWS:
Massachusetts PRIM’s decision made tougher – Pensions & Investments
State Police to demo SafetyNet system | WWLP.com
Traps set in Mass. for destructive beetle – Boston.com
LOCAL:
Lucrative perk for police, court overtime pay draws scrutiny – The Boston Globe
Officials head back to drawing board on fate of Taunton State – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Daily Gazette
Union uneasy over police chief’s ability – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com
Police seize illegal gambling machines from two Brockton businesses – – WickedLocal.com
The Daily Item: Lynn eyes new tobacco restrictions
The Daily Item: Saugus pols want answers on audit findings
Brockton’s longtime building department clerk retires – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise
Stoughton weighs whether to buy train station from T – Brockton, MA – The Enterprise
Natick residents voice concerns about FedEx facility plan – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News
Union Station to receive $17 million | WWLP.com
Mosquito spraying continuing in southeastern Massachusetts to reduce the threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis | masslive.com
H-1B visas rare in the Pioneer Valley, but are used to fund job training | masslive.com
AROUND NEW ENGLAND
CT McMahon Tax Return Shows $30.6 Million In Earnings In 2010 – Courant.com

CT Taxpayer-Funded Legislative Newsletters Hit Mailboxes On Eve Of Campaign – Courant.com
NH Mit Romney visits Bow | Concord Monitor

ME LePage: Economy No. 1 US worry | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

ME Deadline looms for Maine replacement candidates | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegramram

MISC.:
The Monday morning briefing – BostonHerald.com
Memorial held at UMass, Amherst for professor Howard Ziff | masslive.com
Poverty on track to hit 1960s levels – Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com
Kidnapped Mass. pastor celebrates homecoming – Boston.com

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