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Markey, Kennedy take campaigns into Boston jail

By Matt Murphy State House News Service One inmate in the Suffolk County House of Correction wanted to know how U.S. Sen. Edward Markey would help former prisoners find reliable transportation to keep appointments with their parole officers. Another questioned the senator about his position on reparations for slavery. And …

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Judge clears way for DiMasi to lobby on Beacon Hill

Matt Murphy State House News Service Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi was cleared on Thursday to register as a lobbyist by a Superior Court judge who overturned Secretary of State William Galvin’s decision to reject DiMasi’s application based on his past convictions on federal corruption and extortion charges. The ruling …

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Massachusetts death total from COVID-19 passes 8,000

Katie Lannan State House News Service The state’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 8,000 on Friday, with the report of 50 new fatalities. Thirty-nine of those deaths were among patients with test-confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the other 11 were from probable cases, which the Department of Public Health defines …

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