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BOSTON | After recount, Koh concedes Democratic House primary

BOSTON — Following a recount, Lori Trahan on Monday was declared the winner of a razor-close Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts. Dan Koh, who finished second in the 10-candidate primary on Sept. 4, conceded defeat as the recount in the 37 cities and towns in Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District came to a close — with … Continue reading BOSTON | After recount, Koh concedes Democratic House primary

LAWRENCE, Mass. | Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people were displaced at … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

BOSTON | Gov. Charlie Baker wins GOP vote, to face Gonzalez in fall

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who questioned Baker’s commitment to the Republican platform. Baker, who has distanced himself from Trump, will face the winner of the … Continue reading BOSTON | Gov. Charlie Baker wins GOP vote, to face Gonzalez in fall

BOSTON | In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent

BOSTON  — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old’s upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base … Continue reading BOSTON | In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent

BOSTON | In primary stunner, Pressley unseats incumbent Rep. Capuano

BOSTON— In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano conceded defeat in Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won his party’s nomination for a second term, defeating Scott Lively, a conservative … Continue reading BOSTON | In primary stunner, Pressley unseats incumbent Rep. Capuano

BOSTON | Massachusetts primary will feature spirited House challenges

BOSTON — Voters in Massachusetts were choosing between incumbents and fresh faces in a Tuesday primary in which several members of the state’s all-Democratic U.S. House delegation face spirited challenges. The ballot also features races for governor and a Republican contest for the U.S. Senate. Perhaps the most closely watched contest pits longtime incumbent U.S. … Continue reading BOSTON | Massachusetts primary will feature spirited House challenges