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HUDSON – After seeing several families forced out of their homes due to rising property tax rates, Paddy Dolan plans to focus on providing tax breaks for working families and the elderly if elected to Beacon Hill.

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM

With the Nov. 4 election less than two weeks away, incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. William Keating, of Massachusetts’ 9th Congressional District, will square off next week in three debates against his Republican challenger, John...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The 6th District, of which Marblehead is a part, is one of four districts across the state that will see contested Governor’s Council races on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM

In the state Senate Norfolk and Plymouth District, which includes Quincy, Braintree Precincts 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6 and 6A, Holbrook, Abington and Rockland, incumbent Democrat John Keenan of Quincy is running for re-election against Republican Les...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Republican candidate for attorney general John Miller announced Thursday he would drop out of the party if he wins the Nov. 4 election.

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Question 1 on the Nov. 4 state election ballot asks voters to repeal the gas-tax-indexing law that the Massachusetts Legislature passed in 2013. The law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, unless voters choose to do away with it.The gas...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM

QUINCY – The audits being completed by the state are not sufficient in number or quality, Patricia Saint Aubin said.

Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM

In the state House 4th Norfolk District, which includes 13 of Weymouth’s 18 precincts and one precinct in Hingham, incumbent Democrat James Murphy is running for re-election against Republican Andrea Farretta.

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Massachusetts voters should pay no heed to one-time casino mogul Donald Trump's warnings that the casino market in the Northeast is already over saturated, a prominent gaming researcher said Tuesday.

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 7:20 AM

RAYNHAM — Tensions flared between incumbent state Rep. Angelo D’Emilia, R-Bridgewater, and his Democratic challenger Joseph Pacheco during a debate held at Raynham Town Hall on Tuesday.

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 6:56 AM

QUINCY – Squaring off Tuesday in Quincy for a taped debate, state Sen. John F. Keenan called for more investment in education and affordable housing while challenger Les Gosule criticized public spending in Massachusetts and...

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