Candidates For Mass. Treasurer Worry About Casinos’ Impact On Lottery

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.

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The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

The media has bombarded Massachusetts residents in recent weeks with the results of public opinion surveys that have helped feed the narrative of which candidates are supposed to win next week and which are supposed to lose.

Frogs Are To Warming Water As Humans Are To…

If you put a frog in a pot of room-temperature water and gradually bring the water to a boil, the frog remains in the water and dies. Humans should know better when it comes to this kind of thing says commentator Ellen Moyer.

What Is The Sound Of Memory?

The last time writer Mira Bartok saw her father, a rising star in the literary world of the 1960s, she was four years old. Bartok recently found a recording of her father.