Journalists mounted unusual lobbying effort to help beleaguered local news outlets
EDITOR’S NOTE: GLOVES OFF
Mass pols will get no more favors from Dig on COVID response
CONSULTANTS TOLD STATE POLICE HOW TO AVOID TURMOIL. THE DEPARTMENT IGNORED THE ADVICE AND SPENT THE FOLLOWING DECADES SPIRALING TOWARD CORRUPTION.
From several dozen troopers facing criminal charges in an expansive payroll fiasco, to drunk-driving drill instructors and other one-offs, the follies continue.
THERE’S MUCH MORE TO THE MASS STATE POLICE SCANDAL THAN IS BEING REPORTED
After SPAM received the full payment, its then-treasurer told investigators that Pullman demanded a check for $250,000 for Lynch Associates, pounding the table and yelling “Stop breaking my f**cking balls and give me the check!” when the treasurer questioned him.
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GUNS IN MASS (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)
Gun laws, limits, and licensing in Mass—in perception and reality
CANNABIS STORIES THAT MASS MEDIA MUST HAVE MISSED
There is a troubling lack of institutional memory among those who report on weed, from the local to the national level.
TALKING JOINTS MEMO: HEADLINES (8.9.17)
All of your New England cannabis headlines in one place plus much more
DAVE’S NOT HERE: HOW A PROTEST AT SPEAKER DELEO’S HOUSE BECAME A PROXY FOR POLITICAL POSITIONING ON CANNABIS
Apparently a guy who will do anything for his boss, who can substantially increase the rep’s earning power with the right appointment, Rogers came out to defend the speaker and to attack angry voters.
AN OPEN INVITATION FOR BAKER, WALSH, AND DELEO
Though the mayor’s behavior routinely reveals that he is blinded by a crude stubbornness on this issue, this past week all three of you exalted leaders stumbled face-first in the stupid pile with your Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts.