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Choosing Kennedy’s successor

Massachusetts should have a temporary US senator until voters elect a replacement to serve out the remaining three years of Ted Kennedy’s term.
The state needs to name a replacement — and soon
By EDITORIAL  |  September 04, 2009

Forward thinking


Letters to the Boston editor, November 14, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 12, 2008
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Kicking and screaming

Every four years, right around Labor Day, the interests of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and the Democratic candidates for governor become almost totally divergent.
How much Democratic bad blood is too much?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 15, 2006
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Survivor: Worcester

 It’s the question of the moment in state politics: when the Massachusetts Democratic Party wraps up its 2006 convention on June 3, will all three Democratic candidates for governor still be standing?
Who’s at risk in the Democratic race for governor?
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 30, 2006
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Tying one on with the Mass Dems

Are you ready for the 2006 Massachusetts Democratic Party convention?
Drinking games in Worcester  
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 25, 2006
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Slow ride

When the members of the Massachusetts Legislature run for re-election this fall, they’ll brag about the landmark health-care-reform legislation they passed earlier this month. What they won’t mention — if they’re smart — is all the other important busine
The Massachusetts legislature’s unfinished business
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 26, 2006