Tag Archives: Martha Coakley

Dead Blogging the Massachusetts Gubernatorial Non-Debate at JFK Jr. Forum

So the hardworking staff hied us to the International House of Politics last night to catch A Special Event with Democratic Candidates for Massachusetts Governor, which was definitely not a debate featuring Joseph Avellone, Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley, Steven Grossman, and Juliette Kayyem. (Daniel Ki was … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Martha Coakley Edition)

Page Six of Thursday’s Boston Herald:     C’mon, Heraldniks: We know you don’t like Mirtha, but really – was it necessary to roll out the PoreCam this early? Why not keep your powder dry for a while? (Meanwhile, memo … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Navy Yard Shootings Edition)

The hardbaking staff has been AWOL the past few weeks – Matriculation and all that – but we’re back now, presumably to the dismay of one person and another. So, let the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight re(jack)boot, and don’t spare the … Continue reading

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Herald’s Gelzinis: Cahill A Good Guy. Globe’s Vennochi: Good Law, Bad Case

Two different – but not necessarily contradictory – takes in the local dailies about former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill’s close call with the law over financial shenanigans in the Bay State’s 2010 gubernatorial race. First up: Joan Vennochi’s column in Thursday’s Boston Globe: With … Continue reading

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Blue Cross, Blue Yield On Director Pay

Under pressure from its high-powered – and for the past two years, uncompensated – board of directors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has started to pony up to the bigwigs again. Both local dailies give the move Page One … Continue reading

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The Great Mentioner Comes To The Bay State

Now that Lt. Gov. Tim Murray (D-Pressed) has made his high-speed exit from the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial race, rampant speculation about who might emerge as alternatives has officially begun. As is only fitting, the Great Mentioner stopped by both local dailies in … Continue reading

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Boston Herald: Scott Brown For Governor?

Up until now, conventional wisdom in the Bay State held that Scott Brown (R-Tickle Me Grover) had first GOP dibs on the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by John Kerry (D-So Long, Suckers), while Good (Next) Time Charlie … Continue reading

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Herald On Tim Cahill Mistrial: Not Exactly Martha C(r)oakley

Not only did the prosecution of former Massachusetts Treasury Secretary Tim Cahill on ethics violations end in a hung jury, so did the Boston Herald’s coverage of the verdict. From Hillary Chabot’s column today: Defeat seen as big blow for Martha Coakley … Continue reading

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Scott Brown Plays The Sweater Card

From our As Night Follows the Day desk As soon as any political opponent even tangentially attacks Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Professional Nice Guy), it’s a mortal lock that he’ll immediately turn up in a TV spot wearing a sweater … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Tim Cahill Indictment Edition III)

Day Three of Cahillpalooza features contrasting coverage in the local dailies. Both have news stories about former Treasurer Tim Cahill pleading not guilty in a Suffolk County court to charges of public corruption. Boston Globe: Cahill pleads not guilty to … Continue reading

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