Mastroianni was nominated by President Obama to the U.S District Court in Springfield last September.
Jury duty calls and commentator Ellen Moyer was idly hanging around the courthouse to see if she was assigned a case. And in the waiting she found some unexpected insight and optimism about the future.
Because there’s a large field of candidates splitting the vote, the former mayor has a credible shot at winning. Yet a campaign by Cianci would also raise a national focus on Rhode Island’s checkered history of political corruption.
After witnessing some spectator disruptions, Councilor Jim Leahy created a sign to be posted at ball fields across Holyoke.
Most of those speaking oppose the Springfield casino plan from MGM resorts, which is the only remaining bid for the license.
Voters agreed to contract instead with the Windham County Sheriff’s Department for round-the-clock service.
At the March meeting, town residents voted to remove $300,000 in funding for the police department and replace it with $40,000 to pay the sheriff for some patrols.
MGM’s lawyer, Seth Stratton, says the company wants money back if surrounding community dollar amounts end up being too high.
Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder is a fairly common diagnosis among veterans returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the psychological impact of war on soldiers is hardly new.
Technically, Scott Brown’s been a candidate in this race since last month, when he filed with the FEC. But Thursday night in a Portsmouth hotel ballroom, the Republican – who now lives in Rye – erased any remaining doubt.
Before last January most people across the nation would have said “maple syrup,” “fall foliage” or “skiing” when asked to list the images that come to mind when they think of Vermont. Now “heroin” might also be on that list.
House and Senate lawmakers allocated $300 million in their proposed local transportation bill. But Patrick has already told local officials funding won’t go over $200 million.
The question during the day long debate wasn’t whether the wage rate should be raised but how quickly it should happen.
They say unused painkillers can be a gateway to heroin abuse.
Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III all but confirmed the announcement, and said his cousin does not need any advice from him.