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Few Western Mass. state representatives willing to discuss vote ending term limits for House Speaker Robert DeLeo

masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - One day after members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to change the chamber rules, effectively ending term limits for the house speaker, much of the Western Massachusetts delegation is seemingly unavailable for comment. The Republican and MassLive.com spent time Friday attempting to reach elected officials via cell phone, email, and even with visits to their offices on Beacon Hill.

State House reporters tussle with court officers before Democratic caucus on term limits for House Speaker

masslive.com — Two additional court officers confronted the reporters moments later before the start of the meeting and asked them to leave. When the reporters calmly repeated the rules to them the lead court officer grew increasingly agitated and grabbed the arms of both reporters before swearing at them.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @WesleyLowery: What would #mapoli do without meddling reporters who know how open meetings work like @GarrettQuinn & @gintautasd? http:/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @GarrettQuinn: State House reporters tussle with court officers before Democratic caucus on term limits for House Speaker bit.ly/1uGk2g3 #mapoli

Jan 30, 2015

RT @WesleyLowery: What would #mapoli do without meddling reporters who know how open meetings work like @GarrettQuinn & @gintautasd? http:/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @WesleyLowery: What would #mapoli do without meddling reporters who know how open meetings work like @GarrettQuinn & @gintautasd? http:/…

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Mitt Romney reportedly not running for president in 2016

masslive.com — Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has decided against running for president in 2016. Romney will reportedly tell high level donors and supporters on a conference call this hour that after weeks of reflection that he make the decision to others in the party step forward and lead.
Jan 30, 2015

#Holyoke Wistariahurst Museum set to exhibit landscape photos of Les Campbell, Elaine Darr-Morton s.masslive.com/EiS9drZ via @masslivenews

Jan 30, 2015

RT @GregSaulmon: Via @GeorgeGraham413: Ryan Adams allegedly flashes BB gun in Greenfield bar; officers decline offer to back them up s.masslive.com/A6fmKlV

Jan 30, 2015

Via @GeorgeGraham413: Ryan Adams allegedly flashes BB gun in Greenfield bar; officers decline offer to back them up s.masslive.com/A6fmKlV

Jan 30, 2015

#Holyoke power outage hits 1,000 customers for less than hour west side of Northampton St. s.masslive.com/QCbRK2e via @masslivenews

Monson student Alex Ridgeway, 18, charged with making bomb threat that evacuated high school

masslive.com — This is an update of a story published at 1:08 p.m. Friday. MONSON - Police on Friday arrested an 18-year-old student, charging him with making the bomb threat on Thursday that caused the school to be evacuated for most of the day. Police Chief Stephen Kozloski identified the student as Alex Ridgeway of 58 Margaret St.

US Secretary of State John Kerry fined $50 by city of Boston for failing to clear snow-covered sidewalk outside his Beacon Hill home

masslive.com — BOSTON - U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry has been fined $50 for failing to clear the sidewalk outside his Boston home after Winter Storm Juno pummeled the city and much of Massachusetts.
Jan 30, 2015

What's a snow shovel? John Kerry fined $50 for failure to clear sidewalk outside Boston home: masslive.com/news/boston/in… pic.twitter.com/lu0jenLAiN

Jan 30, 2015

Diplomats, they're just like us: Boston fined John Kerry $50 for not shoveling his sidewalk after blizzard masslive.com/news/boston/in…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @MassLiveBoston: US Secretary of State John Kerry fined $50 by city of Boston for failing to clear snow-covered sidewalk outside hi... ow.ly/2U2MH8

Jan 29, 2015

RT @GarrettQuinn: John Kerry fined $50 for failing to clear snow off sidewalk outside his Boston home bit.ly/161TSPn #mapoli pic.twitter.com/WdS3v52mVW

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Holyoke's Enchanted Circle Theater, Hitchcock Center for Environment share state award

masslive.com — HOLYOKE -- Enchanted Circle Theater of Holyoke and Hitchcock Center for the Environment of Amherst jointly will receive a Commonwealth Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council Feb. 24 for working to increase students' understanding of science and the arts. "It is nice to get some (recognition). We are thrilled.

Springfield police bid farewell to 3 officers upon retirement

masslive.com — SPRINGFIELD - Three long-time Springfield police officers on Friday were honored for their service to the city with a retirement party at police headquarters. The officers, Captain Eugene C. Dexheimer and patrol officers Rachael H. Thomas and Daniel T. Mahoney, represent a total of 104 years service to the city.

Monson High School student arrested in connection with bomb threat that prompted evacuation of building, police say

masslive.com — MONSON -- Police have arrested a Monson High School student in connection with a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of the building Thursday morning. Police Chief Stephen Kozloski said the student was arrested at the school Friday at about 11:20 a.m.

Richard Sherman's dilemma: Super Bowl champ or Father of the Year?: Viewpoint

masslive.com — The best Super Bowl story has nothing to do with deflated footballs, Tom Brady's legacy or Marshawn Lynch's steadfast belief that freedom of speech should include freedom not to speak to the media. The best story involves Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback who not only talks, but often talks too much.

New Jersey audit clears Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker over suspected pay-to-play donation

masslive.com — An audit released Thursday by the New Jersey Treasury cleared Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker of wrongdoing in what had been deemed a potential pay-to-play scandal. "The governor is pleased that this matter is now resolved," said Baker spokesman Tim Buckley.

House votes to repeal term limits on House speaker

masslive.com — BOSTON &#8212 Term limits on the Massachusetts Speaker of the House have been terminated. The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted on Thursday to repeal term limits on the speakership, a move that leaves the door open for current House Speaker Robert DeLeo to stay on as the leader of the legislative body indefinitely.

Beacon Hill officials mum about dustup involving reporters, foul-mouthed court officer at Massachusetts House Democratic caucus

masslive.com — BOSTON - Officials were mum about Thursday's dustup involving a pair of reporters and a foul-mouthed court officer who attempted to eject them from a House Democratic caucus. "Call back tomorrow," said a man who answered the phone in the Office of the Clerk of the House, the division that apparently oversees the security officers.

The New England Patriots All-Time Super Bowl Team: From Andre Tippett to Darrelle Revis

blog.masslive.com — From Andre Tippett and John Hannah to Darrelle Revis and Randy Moss, some of the greatest names in team history have played in a Super Bowl for the Patriots. Here are the best at each position.

4 arrested in drug raid at Greenfield Housing Authority property

masslive.com — GREENFIELD - Police arrested four people on drug charges Thursday night during a raid at a residence in a public housing project on Oak Courts, according to police. Following a lengthy investigation into drug activity at 43 Oak Courts, Greenfield police, members of the Northwest District Attorney's Anti-crime Task Force and the state police Special Tactics Operations team executed a search warrant at that address just after 7 p.m.