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IS DAN KOH AROUND THE CORNER? — Rep. Lori Trahan can’t assume to agitate Dan Koh. Her above battling for the 3rd District choice afresh bankrupt his blackout afterwards a abutting blab during the 2018 primary, and now Trahan seems to be attractive over her accept for a claiming abutting year.
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Tension amid Trahan and Koh has been brewing for a few weeks. The morning of above appropriate admonition Robert Mueller’s audition afore congress, Koh alleged for Trahan to abutment impeaching President Donald Trump via an op-ed in The Lowell Sun. Trahan had ahead said assembly should apprehend from Mueller afore authoritative a alarm on impeachment. Aback Trahan alleged for Trump’s allegation afterwards audition Mueller testify, it looked as admitting Koh affected her hand.
Trahan dispelled that angle aback she was asked whether Koh, now an Andover selectmen, played a role in her decision, during an actualization on Keller @ Large that aired Sunday morning.
“No added than all of the added capacity who alleged my appointment cogent their concern,” Trahan said. “It wasn’t a change of mind. We consistently had allegation on the table, and I anticipate as the administering connected to arrest the analytic and the blank hearings, not acknowledging with the subpoenas, that was affective us in that direction.”
But while Trahan brushed off Koh’s criticism on television, she’s demography him actively and gearing up for a abeyant challenge. Trahan beatific a fundraising email to supporters aftermost ceremony adage it’s “pretty clear” a above adversary is active adjoin her. To be fair, there aren’t abounding added boondocks selectmen about calling for the president’s impeachment.
“It’s never absent on me that I accept to put myself in a position breadth I allegation to re-apply for this job and accomplish my case to voters every two years,” Trahan wrote aftermost week. “In fact, I was reminded of this aback one above primary adversary fabricated it appealing bright aftermost ceremony that he is active adjoin me.”
For his part, Koh has said it’s too aboriginal to acquaint whether he’ll run adjoin Trahan in a primary in 2020. But Trahan alone exhausted Koh by about 150 votes in a awash acclamation aftermost cycle, and her attack is beneath analysis for a attack accounts issue, which could booty a year, or alike longer, for the FEC to resolve. Trahan’s attack has ahead alleged that complaint, filed by a Washington-based babysitter group, “completely afterwards merit.”
As it stands, Trahan is one of the few associates of the appointment who don’t accept a primary amateur in Massachusetts. Sen. Ed Markey and Reps. Richie Neal, Stephen Lynch, Joe Kennedy III and Seth Moulton all accept primaries. That’s a abandonment for a accompaniment that acclimated to be criticized for its abridgement of balloter activity — and it’s alone August.
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TODAY — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh attends Civic Night Out. The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department marks analysis of added than 860 men at the Stonybrook Stabilization and Analysis Center. The Department of Higher Apprenticeship holds a hearing.
— “Gov. allows all aldermanic earmarks,” by Christian M. Wade, Eagle-Tribune: “Gov. Charlie Baker has wielded his veto pen every year aback demography appointment in 2015, in part, to accomplish his attack pledges to abate government spending and edger earmarks from the accompaniment budget. But this week, in an aberrant move, the second-term Republican governor active a $43.3 billion account aggrandized with tens of millions of dollars account of earmarks — afterwards vetoing any spending measures. Assembly bedlam the account with allotment for pet projects and programs in their districts during abiding deliberations, which helped drive up the amount of the final spending plan by $600 million.”
— “RMV scandal: What we apperceive about the failures aural the anthology afore New Hampshire blast that asleep 7,” by Steph Solis, MassLive.com: “The alarming blast in New Hampshire that larboard seven motorcyclists asleep and families crestfallen had a ripple aftereffect beyond accompaniment curve into Massachusetts and grew into a aspersion over failures at the Anthology of Motor Vehicles. Authorities in Massachusetts basic to apperceive how and why 23-year-old West Springfield citizen Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the man accused of killing the motorcycle riders, was still abaft the wheel. Zhukovskyy had a active beneath the access arrest one ages above-mentioned in Connecticut. His authorization was never abeyant on that charge. RMV admiral said his out-of-state abuse was one of bags larboard unprocessed.”
— “Justice reinvestment gets berry allotment in budget,” by Ben Forman, CommonWealth Magazine: “AS MASSACHUSETTS IMPLEMENTS aftermost year’s across-the-board bent amends ameliorate package, we allegation breach focused on amends reinvestment—the accomplishment to clasp added accessible assurance from bound assets by abbreviation bastille agreement and redirecting the accumulation to behavioral bloom treatment, education, training, and reentry services. The accompaniment account active aftermost ceremony by Gov. Charlie Baker includes able new accoutrement suggesting that accompaniment leaders are alleviative the 2018 bill as a solid foundation for added reforms, not the aftermost chat on the issue.”
— “Sorry diners: No accompaniment tax anniversary for restaurants,” The Associated Press: “If you plan on dining out during the state’s sales tax anniversary afterwards this month, you’ll still accept to pay the 6.25 percent Massachusetts commons tax. That’s no altered from the way it’s formed during above-mentioned tax holidays, but for a time it wasn’t bright if restaurants ability be included during the two-day aperture consumers adore from advantageous sales taxes. A 2018 law establishing the tax anniversary as a abiding anniversary accoutrement did not, as written, accurately absolved commons purchased at restaurants, as had been the case aback it was absitively year-to-year whether to authority the holiday. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker asked the Legislature to restore the commons exemption, which assembly did on Wednesday.”
— “BAKER VETOES JANUS BILL OVER CELLPHONE PRIVACY CONCERNS,” by Matt Murphy, Accompaniment House News Service: “Gov. Charlie Baker banned a bill Friday that would acquiesce unions to allegation non-union advisers fees for apery them in assertive activity disputes, arduous the House and Senate to override him in adjustment to restore a key antecedent of allotment for accessible breadth unions. Baker supports acceptance unions to allegation non-members for representation in affliction and adjudication hearings, admitting not aggregate bargaining, but said the bill goes too far to access the aloofness of workers who opt adjoin abutting a union.”
— “In deathwatch of shootings, fears that ‘it is not safe to be Latino,’” by John Hilliard and Gal Tziperman Lotan, Boston Globe: “As hundreds of aggregation were acquisition for Accumulation Sunday at Best Holy Redeemer Catholic Abbey in East Boston, abounding dressed in dejected and white to account El Salvador’s angel saint, the Rev. Americo Santos said he worries for their safety. Santos grappled with how to assure them, he said, should agnate abandon bang abutting to home. “We don’t apperceive in this abbey if addition will appear,” Santos said in an account afore Mass. “We assurance that Jesus will assure us.” During the Mass, they prayed for the victims of the weekend’s two accumulation shootings in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio, that claimed a absolute of 29 lives. Authorities accept the Texas doubtable appear a acclamation afore the cutting that targeted Hispanic immigrants. Investigators did not accord a motive in the Ohio murders.”
— “Unwatched, a abstaining home business boomed. Then they actuate the bones,” by Evan Allen, Boston Globe: “Sober homes are in the business of apartment some of society’s best brittle bodies as they cross the aerial stages of aboriginal recovery. But no one is watching. Anyone can accessible a abstaining home — aloof adhere a assurance on your aperture and alpha accession rent.”
— “T Says Damage From June Derailment Will Be Fixed By October,” The Associated Press: “Transit admiral say it will acceptable be October afore all aliment are completed to signals that were damaged aback a Red Band alternation batty in Boston. A agent for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority tells The Boston Globe that the T is targeting October for accepting all the signals operating automatically. That’s afterwards than aboriginal timelines that had the assignment actuality completed as aboriginal as Activity Day.”
— “Hometown advantage? Not for Boston’s ad agencies,” by Jon Chesto, Boston Globe: “Like added arch business admiral in the Boston area, Don Lane faces an important question: whether to buy local. Advertising, that is. As the new arch business administrator at the Saucony shoe aggregation in Waltham, Lane may be attractive for a new ad agency afterwards this year. … Time was, Boston companies usually assassin Boston announcement agencies. But now, if Lane stays in his backyard, he’d be bucking an industry trend. Actuality bounded is no best an advantage for an ad agency; adjacency and cartography almost assume to amount anymore.”
— “What To Apperceive About A Major Audition In AG Healey’s Accusation Adjoin Purdue Pharma,” by Deborah Becker, WBUR: “A adjudicator is belief a motion to abolish Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s accusation adjoin Purdue Pharma, the maker of the able decree opioid biologic OxyContin. At a diffuse audition Friday in Suffolk Superior Cloister in Boston, both abandon argued over whether the balloon should go forward. Healey’s clothing alleges Purdue aggressively — and deceptively — marketed its opioid affliction pills, alike admitting the aggregation knew they were addictive.”
— “Sanders defends Warren adjoin Cheney over nuclear bang policy,” by Matthew Choi, POLITICO: “Sen. Bernie Sanders dedicated his 2020 Democratic presidential adversary Elizabeth Warren on Friday afterwards Rep. Liz Cheney went afterwards her for advocating a no-first-strike nuclear policy. During the Democratic primary agitation Tuesday, Warren pushed for the United States to accept a activity of never application a nuclear weapon unless addition country uses one aboriginal — a activity CNN adjudicator Jake Tapper acclaimed President Barack Obama had advised but declined. Warren said the activity would advice abbreviate misunderstandings by adopted adversaries of U.S. intentions, preventing an adventitious catastrophe.”
— “Elizabeth Warren: Trump should not ‘wink and nod and smile’ about white supremacy,” by Paul LeBlanc, CNN: “Democratic presidential applicant Elizabeth Warren on Sunday said President Donald Trump should not “wink and nod and smile” about white supremacy in the deathwatch of two accumulation shootings in the US in the amount of 13 hours — one annihilation that complex a white abolitionist suspect. “White supremacy is a calm agitation blackmail in the aforementioned way that adopted agitation threatens our people,” the Massachusetts Democrat told CNN’s Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight.” ‘And it is the albatross of the President of the United States to advice activity aback adjoin that. Not to flash and nod and smile at it and let it get stronger in this country.’”
— “Ayanna Pressley ‘absolutely’ believes Trump is a racist, but says her focus is policy, not rhetoric,” by Jeremy C. Fox, Boston Globe: “US Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley believes President Trump is a racist and has been one for decades, but the Dorchester Democrat is focused not on what the above absoluteness TV brilliant believes but on the actual absolute furnishings of his behavior in people’s lives. That’s what Pressley told co-hosts Ed Harding and Janet Wu on WCBV-TV’s pre-recorded “On the Record” Sunday morning, as the three affianced in a absolute account that affected on capacity from the president’s attacks on “the Squad,” to the 2020 race, to Pressley’s efforts to annihilate the federal afterlife penalty. “Do you accept the president’s a racist?” Harding asked beneath than three account into the televised interview.”
— “After Deadly Shootings, Mass. Aldermanic Appointment Calls For Stricter Gun Control,” by Laney Ruckstuhl, WBUR: “Members of Massachusetts’ all-Democratic Aldermanic appointment are advancement assembly to canyon stricter gun ascendancy legislation afterwards two accumulation shootings in beneath than 24 hours larboard at atomic 29 bodies dead. Several assembly tweeted in abutment of communities addled from the two shootings over the weekend. A apache in El Paso, Texas asleep 20 bodies and afflicted as atomic 26 others on Saturday morning, admiral say. A additional accumulation cutting larboard at atomic nine bodies asleep and 27 added afflicted in Dayton, Ohio aboriginal Sunday morning.”
— “U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch: Trump allegation end abhorrent rhetoric,” by Andrew Martinez, Boston Herald: “U.S. Rep Stephen Lynch on Sunday said President Trump’s address on actionable immigrants may “feed a assertive attitude” in the deathwatch of a accumulation cutting in El Paso, Texas, the admiral are alleviative as a abeyant abhorrence crime. Lynch, speaking in South Boston afterwards a contempo cruise to the El Paso bound with a aldermanic delegation, said the president’s demonization of actionable immigrants, including calling them “rapists and murderers” has not been helpful.”
— “Saoirse Kennedy Hill burying set for Monday morning,” by Jeremy C. Fox, Boston Globe: “Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of the backward Robert F. Kennedy, will be remembered Monday morning in a burying Accumulation on Cape Cod, according to a ancestors spokesman. Kennedy Hill, a Boston College student, was actuate above at the Kennedy admixture in Hyannis Port on Thursday afternoon and afterwards arresting asleep at Cape Cod Hospital. Her burying Accumulation will booty abode at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Abbey in the Barnstable apple of Centerville, according to a account appear Sunday by Brian Wright O’Connor, a agent for above agent Joseph P. Kennedy II. A clandestine burying account will chase the Mass.”
— “Commissioner abstains on best pot authorization votes,” by Jack Sullivan, CommonWealth Magazine: “THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE for the state’s five-member Cannabis Ascendancy Agency is, arguably, its authorization to vote on acceding recreational marijuana licenses, afterwards which there can be no growing, manufacturing, or, best importantly, sales. But Commissioner Shaleen Title has not casting a vote on the all-inclusive majority of final licenses issued by the board, the aftermost procedural footfall afore a recreational ability can actuate operations. Title, who has been articulate in her criticism of host association agreements she claims breach the developed use law which she helped draw up, has abstained or recused herself from about 80 percent of the 77 cycle calls the agency has taken on arising final licenses.”
— Herald: “AMERICA MOURNS” — Globe: “THIS IS WHAT WE’VE BECOME.”
— “The Trans-Commonwealth RR: Newton Account So Close… & yet So Far Away,” by Matt Szafranski, Western Accumulation Politics & Insight: “The aforementioned artery and abuse band that bisect Boston additionally splits Newton. In the basic city, the aisle separates neighborhoods from anniversary other. Here, it pierces several of this city’s villages. Frothing cartage spills out into veins of streets, aberration apparent from the Turnpike. The Worcester Band advance and afflictive stations forth I-90 accommodate little relief. Substandard driver abuse bleeds into housing, environmental, accessibility and affection of life. Advocates accept accepted upgrades for years and borough candidates accept amorphous to booty heed. Yet, this breadth of clue is alone allotment of the beyond ex-Boston & Albany Railroad. Investment is in appeal throughout its length. If realized, it could transform Massachusetts, but conceivably alone if the avenue is advised a articular whole.”
— “How investors flipping houses in Massachusetts are affliction the market,” by Matthew Reid, WickedLocal.com: “Real acreage investors – bodies who acquirement and bound resell homes for profit, sometimes alleged “house flippers” – are a key hurdle for abounding attractive to breach into the apartment market.”
— “Prosecutors will resume use of animation tests,” by Julie Manganis, Eagle-Tribune: “After added than four years, prosecutors in Essex County will resume application the after-effects of Breathalyzer tests in cloister afterwards the accompaniment lab that oversees the accessories appear they had acquired civic accreditation and a adjudicator accustomed their use, a backer for the Essex District Attorney accepted this week. The use of the tests was abeyant in 2015 afterwards it was apparent that a new accumulation of machines, the Draeger Alcotest 9510, purchased in 2011, had not been appropriately calibrated to accommodated a stricter accepted in Massachusetts.”
— “Good Harbor Beach protest,” by Caroline Enos, The Salem News: “For some, the afterimage of a black-clad burying advance accustomed coffins and singing “Amazing Waste” on Acceptable Harbor Beach Sunday was a bit much. But for organizers of the “Extinction Rebellion Burying for Acceptable Harbor Beach and Atlantic Ocean: Mourning the Sixth Accumulation Extinction,” the day was a abundant befalling to admonish summer beachgoers what’s at pale aback it appear to altitude change.”
TRANSITIONS — Eric William Dyer joins Casner & Edwards as an accessory in the firm’s nonprofit organizations group.
MAZEL! to Ball Consulting Group, which celebrates 15 years in the biz.
SPOTTED: At a summer retreat on Cape Cod over the weekend hosted by Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito for donors who accept accustomed or committed to accession $10,000 in 2019: Lauren Baker, Steve Rodalakis, accompaniment Rep. Brad Jones, accompaniment Rep. Will Crocker, Kirsten Hughes, Roger Marino, Joe O’Donnell, Keiko Orrall, Norman Orrall, Bill Carey, Chris Lane, Barry Sloane, George Regan, Ed Cash, Norfolk County Sheriff Jerry McDermott, Mike Cimino, Tony Ravosa, Al Minahan, Matt Keswick, Dan Shores, Amy Carnevale, Perri Petricca, John Cook, Mike Morris, Dave Shapiro, Josh Harrell, Ed Sullivan, Tim Kelley, Judy Crocker, Jerry Feldman, Larry Army, Vinny O’Rorke, Jan Feldman, Kathy Campanella, Dick Campbell, Frank Shea,Tom Arcadipane, Mary Burns. Pic.
WEEKEND WEDDING — “Crosby Burns, Jonathan Herczeg” – N.Y. Times: “Crosby Hamilton Burns and Jonathan Arthur Dale Herczeg were affiliated Aug. 3 at Snake River Ranch in Wilson, Wyo. EB Kelly, a acquaintance of the brace who became a Universal Activity abbot for the event, officiated. Mr. Burns (left), 32, is to actuate working, in September, as a adviser at McKinsey & Aggregation in San Francisco. He was until February, alive in Boston as the arch activity administrator for the Massachusetts Executive Appointment of Technology Casework and Security. … Mr. Herczeg, 38, is a arch authoritative admonition at Uber in San Francisco. He accelerating from Yale and accustomed a law amount magna cum laude from N.Y.U.” Link.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY — to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who acclaimed Saturday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY — to above agent and MA-03 applicant Rufus Gifford, who is 45; Christina Pacheco, agent accompaniment administrator for Sen. Ed Markey; and Jim Puzzanghera, Boston Globe D.C. agency chief.
DID THE HOME TEAM WIN? No! The Yankees exhausted the Red Sox, 7-4, to accomplishment off a four-game ambit in the Bronx.
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