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12:30 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Boston Globe Launches Site About Catholicism

Pope Francis
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The Boston Globe has launched a new website about Catholicism,, which will feature news and analysis about Catholics and the Catholic Church, which has been a strong presence in the Boston area and Northeast for centuries. Teresa Hanafin is the editor.

New England News
12:33 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Globe Poll: Massachusetts Voters Favor Expanded Bottle Deposit Law, Split On Climate Change

David Abel of the Boston Globe
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The voters of Massachusetts favor an expanded bottle deposit law, are split along party lines on climate change, and support a plan to build a natural gas pipeline from the northern Berkshires to Dracut. Those are the findings of a recent poll in the Boston Globe that looked at how Bay State voters feel about several issues involving the environment. David Abel, a Globe reporter, spoke to WAMC about the results.

New England News
1:08 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Should Boston Host The 2024 Olympics?

Boston considering hosting 2024 Olympics

WAMC's Brian Shields talks with Boston Globe political reporter David Scharfenberg on a new poll to gauge public support for the 2024 Olympics to come to Boston.

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8:38 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Group Wants Mass. Carbon Tax On State Ballot

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A group of environmentalists wants Massachusetts to be the first state to adopt a so-called carbon tax.

The Committee for a Green Economy tells the Boston Globe that it's launching a campaign to get the signatures needed to put the issue on the 2014 ballot.

The tax would impose new levies on gasoline and other fossils fuels, based on how much carbon dioxide they produce when burned. The aim is to fight climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels. The committee says the tax could generate $2.5 billion in revenue annually.

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New England News
12:10 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Scot Lehigh, The Boston Globe - Voter Apathy And The U.S. Senate Speical Election Primary

Scot Lehigh

Voters in Massachusetts are going to the polls on Tuesday for a primary to select candidates for the upcoming special election to replace Senator John Kerry.  Kerry, of course went on the replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State earlier this year. For a preview on what to expect on primary day WAMC's Bob Barrett spoke with Scot Lehigh, a columnist for the Boston Globe.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Boston Globe Questions Leahy Influence Over F-35

Senator Patrick Leahy/F35

An article in the Boston Globe this weekend implied that Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator used his influence to manipulate the base selection process for the Air Force’s new fighter jet.  Those against basing the F35 at the South Burlington National Guard Base are pleased, but supporters say the article lacks credibility.

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New England News
6:04 am
Wed April 10, 2013

3 GOP US Senate hopefuls squaring off in debate

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The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are preparing to square off in a televised debate.

Michael Sullivan, Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow are expected to participate in the debate sponsored by WBZ-TV and the Boston Globe. The debate is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The three are competing in the April 30 primary.

Whoever attracts the most votes will face the winner of the Democratic primary pitting Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch against each other.

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New England News
12:13 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson - The life and political legacy of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
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President Barack Obama was just one of several elected officials who praised the work of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino as he announced this past Thursday that he would not seek re-election after 20 years as the chief executive of Massachusetts’ capitol city.   

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12:22 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Boston Globe's Matt Viser on possible RNC push to end Iowa caucus

Matt Viser

Could the 2016 primary calendar finally put an end to the often laborious Iowa Caucus process? WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser to try to find out.

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New England News
12:18 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Boston Globe politics editor surveys crowded Senate field

All of a sudden, the field of candidates who want to replace John Kerry as Massachusetts Senator is a crowded one. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Boston Globe political editor Cynthia Needham about the state of race.

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