Other recent polls have shown Coakley and Baker in a dead heat, so the Globe poll was greeted with great enthusiasm by the Baker campaign and dismissal from Coakley supporters.
Bill Galvin is a heavy favorite to win a sixth four-year term. But he does face two opponents this November: the Green-Rainbow Party’s Danny Factor, and Republican Dave D’Arcangelo.
MGM Resorts, Penn National and Wynn Resorts don’t want to be shut down before they even have a chance to open their doors in Massachusetts.
Prosecutors arraigned a UMass Amherst student on Monday in connection with racist graffiti left on dormitory doors.
Walter Skold has made a thing of documenting the graves of poets around the country. This year takes him to the Pioneer Valley.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is standing by UMass over the case of a student who worked as a confidential informant, before overdosing on heroin.
A state lawmaker on the higher education committee says UMass made mistakes.
There’s a new archive in western Massachusetts on the history of U.S. drug policy. The UMass Amherst collection includes documents from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is suing the South Hadley funeral home that state officials shut down over the conditions of some bodies there.
The top Catholic leaders in Massachusetts issued a statement on Monday in support of a ballot question repealing the state’s casino law.
The UMass football team takes on Vanderbilt University in Nashville on Saturday. Both teams are trying to rebound after tough losses.
Springfield City Councilor Tim Allen says he’s still considering his options after falling short in a state Senate district primary, but he doesn’t have much time to make up his mind.
Out of more than 16,000 votes cast in the First Hampden and Hampshire Senate District, the tally shows Eric Lesser beat his closest opponent by fewer than 200.
The treasurer chairs the lottery commission, which sends most of its profits to towns and cities to do with as they please. Democratic treasurer candidates say that lottery money will go down if casinos open and they say – for most communities – casino tax revenue won’t make up the difference.
With the start of the school year, superintendents like Jason McCandless have enough things on their to-do list. Add this: deal with cyber attack.