Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Shirley Leung Globe Staff September 05, 2018 The future of politics in Massachusetts is female.I’ve thought that for a while, but Ayanna Pressley put an exclamation point on that sentence Tuesday night. Her landslide victory was also a message from the new guard in Massachusetts politics: Change can’t wait.You’ll recognize that as Pressley’s campaign slogan, but it also should be the rallying cry of an entire movement, led by a formidable troika of Pressley, Maura Healey, and Michelle Wu. Advertisement They are the epitome of impatient women, and Massachusetts politics will never be the same. Get Today in Opinion in your inbox: Globe Opinion's must-reads, delivered to you every Sunday-Friday. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Pressley dared to unseat a fellow Democrat, 20-year incumbent US … [Read more...] about We’ve seen the future of Massachusetts politics, and it’s female
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Adrian Walker Globe Columnist September 05, 2018 With just 12 hours to go before the polls opened on Tuesday, Ayanna Pressley rallied her volunteers for one last pep talk at her headquarters in Jamaica Plain. As perhaps 100 of them looked on, Pressley and her most prominent supporter, Attorney General Maura Healey, talked to the group about what was at stake in the election. The assembled group was younger, more diverse, and strikingly more female than many campaigns, reflecting the nature of Pressley’s appeal. “We’re at a crossroads,” Pressley said. “I feel the ground shifting beneath our feet, I feel the wind at all our backs. The winds of change are coming from all across the country. But I know that we will not just inherit that change. We have to earn it. And we’re on our way to doing just that.” Advertisement Her … [Read more...] about Was Tuesday the last stand of a political old guard?
By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk SPRINGFIELD, MASS. — A Massachusetts woman, serving her third day as a crossing guard, was killed Thursday afternoon when she was hit by a car, Western Mass News reported. >> Read more trending news Michele Barrows, 67, was working near Bowles Elementary School in Springfield when she was hit by a car around 3 p.m. She was helping students cross the street when she was hit, police said.“The front windshield was busted bad," Raisa Olivo of Springfield told Western Mass News. “It was just sad, it was crazy.”Barrows’ daughter, Annette Barrows Brinegar, witnessed the incident. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Palm Beach County mugshots: Arrest photos from Palm Beach County 2 Miami Dolphins cut roster to 53; Here's their team for 2018 season 3 Florida man accused of shooting at home after woman … [Read more...] about Massachusetts crossing guard killed on 3rd day at work
There’s a packed field of Democrats vying for the party nod in the 3rd Congressional District, a Springfield election that’s putting a newcomer up against a 15-term incumbent, and a House seat race in Boston that’s garnered interest from around the country. This is primary season for Massachusetts’s nine Congressional districts. Here are all the candidates running for party nominations in U.S. House of Representatives primary elections on Sept. 4: 1st District Democrats Rep. Richard Neal Town/City: Springfield Background: Elected to Congress in 1988, Neal serves as the ranking member of the Ways and Means committee. The former Springfield mayor has also served as a city councilor and a mayoral aide, and was a high school history teacher. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Town/City: Springfield Background: Amatul-Wadud is a domestic relations and civil rights attorney. She also serves as a volunteer commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, the … [Read more...] about These are all the U.S. House candidates in Massachusetts
Prison guard Jim Albright, 83, shakes hands with former inmate Bill baker, 85, during Alcatraz Alumni Day at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Albright worked as a prison guard from 1959 to 1963 when the prison closed. Albright was one of the last active duty correctional officers to leave the island. Baker did not know Albright when he was incarcerated at the prison. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Family of former residents of Alcatraz stand at the front of the boat as they approach the island during Alcatraz Alumni Day at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Joan Brisbois Ellis, 89, of Costa Mesa, holds a photograph of her husband Fred Brisbois during Alcatraz Alumni Day at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Fred worked as a prison guard from 1952 to 1953. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay … [Read more...] about Life on The Rock: Inmate, guard and residents recount daily living on Alcatraz