July 12, 2009 |
In the cold, dark, dead of winter, when my thoughts turn to summer, I think of it in New England. I think of still nights with plenty of stars and the conversation of cicadas, the Boston Pops at Tanglewood, swimming in a lake, Friendly's ice cream and sweet corn on the cob. Much has been made of New England's colorful falls, but my cup is filled by its deep green summers. I carry memories of them from when I worked at a summer stock theater in western Massachusetts in my college years.
September 4, 2009 |
Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley announced Thursday that she would run as a Democratic candidate in the special election to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Coakley said the state has had a "crisis of confidence" since Kennedy's death last week of brain cancer, and that she believed she could continue to be "an effective voice for the people of Massachusetts." "We've depended on him here in the Commonwealth and in Washington, and we will miss his strength and leadership and his sense of humor.
June 13, 2002 |
The Republican gubernatorial candidate strolls through a neighborhood of multimillion-dollar homes. His neighborhood, he stresses. His hometown. "This is Belmont, where I've lived, voted, raised a family and paid taxes for 30 years," says Mitt Romney, wearing shirt-sleeves and gazing straight into the camera.
June 18, 2004 |
Eight same-sex couples from outside Massachusetts said Thursday they would file suit today to challenge the 1913 law that had blocked nonresident gays and lesbians from marrying in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. Also planning to file suit today are the clerks of 12 cities and towns in Massachusetts.
April 11, 2011 |
Mitt Romney is taking the first step toward a full-blown presidential campaign, announcing Monday the formation of an exploratory committee that's likely the precursor to his second White House run. Romney's announcement came after an unannounced visit to the University of New Hampshire, where he says he spoke with students about the economy. "From my vantage point in business and in government, I have become convinced that America has been put on a dangerous course by Washington politicians, and it has become even worse during the last two years.
December 24, 2003 |
In Massachusetts, which has no state death penalty law and where no one has been executed in more than half a century, a federal jury on Tuesday sentenced a drifter to die for the slayings of two men who had stopped to help after he feigned being a stranded motorist.
January 21, 2010 |
Senator-elect Scott Brown -- the truck-driving, "tea party"-backed Republican who scored an upset victory in Massachusetts -- visited Capitol Hill on Thursday and quickly picked up a nickname: 41. That is the number of senators it takes to sustain a filibuster, the GOP's delaying tactic of choice. And Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a canny insider, was delighted with the moniker: "This is a man who understands how the Senate operates. So henceforth, I will always think of him as 41."
April 10, 1993
In his paean to Augusta National (April 6), Jim Murray suggested that "Republicans Capturing Massachusetts" was as likely an event as an unknown winning the Masters. Bad choice of similes; Massachusetts has a Republican governor. Perhaps a better example of an unlikely event would be, "Times Tells Truth." DONALD BRIAN WARD Los Angeles
July 14, 2005 |
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) led a number of Massachusetts politicians in demanding that the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, apologize for blaming the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal on "liberalism" in Boston. In an unusually personal speech on the Senate floor, Kennedy said "Boston-bashing might be in vogue with some Republicans, but Rick Santorum's statements are beyond the pale." Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.