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Republicans Hope Gabriel Gomez Is the Next Scott Brown

Republicans Hope Gabriel Gomez Is the Next Scott Brown

Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Republican Gabriel Gomez is the underdog in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate special election. There’s no other way to look at it when you see the Democratic advantage in voter registration in th…

Senate Warmly Welcomes Second African-American Member

Senate Warmly Welcomes Second African-American Member

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — William “Mo” Cowan was sworn in as the interim U.S. senator from Massachusetts on Thursday, filling the seat left vacant by new Secretary of State John Kerry.Upon his swearing-in by Vice President J…

Mass. GOP Buoyed by Dan Winslow Eyeing US Senate Vacancy

Mass. GOP Buoyed by Dan Winslow Eyeing US Senate Vacancy

John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Massachusetts Republicans got a glimmer of hope on Tuesday after days of rejections from heavy-hitting politicians weighing possible runs in the state’s upcoming special election. Republican st…

Tagg Romney for Senate? No Way, Sources Say

Tagg Romney for Senate? No Way, Sources Say

ABC / Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — Ready for another Romney run?  Tagg Romney is not.The Boston Herald reported on Monday that the eldest son of Mitt and Ann Romney is considering a run in the special Senate election in Massachusetts now that for…

Election to Replace Sen. John Kerry Likely June 25

Election to Replace Sen. John Kerry Likely June 25

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s confirmation for Secretary of State proceeding at a smooth and quick pace, the question now becomes who will replace him and when? Massachusetts Secretary of Stat…

WATCH: Massachusetts Principal Under Fire for “Terminator” Video

WATCH: Massachusetts Principal Under Fire for “Terminator” Video

ABC News(EVERETT, Mass.) — The new principal at a high school in Everett, Mass., has come under fire for showing a video in which he stalks the school dressed as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in Terminator 2, which some parents and faculty say bel…

Rep. Ed Markey to Run for John Kerry’s Senate Seat

Rep. Ed Markey to Run for John Kerry’s Senate Seat

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Democratic Representative Ed Markey of Massachusetts announced plans on Thursday to run in 2013 for the U.S. Senate seat from his state that is expected to be available in the wake of Democratic Sen. John Kerry&rs…

Ben Affleck Won’t Be Running for Senate

Ben Affleck Won’t Be Running for Senate

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Those hoping the United States Senate may get a little less gray and a bit more celebrity-studded won’t be getting their Christmas miracle today.Despite speculation, Ben Affleck announced late Monday he would …

Could There Be Another Senator Kennedy in Massachusetts?

Could There Be Another Senator Kennedy in Massachusetts?

Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has yet to choose his nominee for secretary of state, but Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is already making plans to fill presumptive nominee John Kerry’s Senate seat.Knowledgeable sources …

Costco Co-Workers Split $50M Powerball Win

Costco Co-Workers Split $50M Powerball Win

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(WALTHAM, Mass.) — The Massachusetts Lottery confirmed two Costco co-workers are the winners of a $50 million Powerball prize.According to lottery officials, 52-year-old Rosa DeLeon and 54-year-old Reginald LeBlanc, who…

Investigators Seek Cause of Gas Explosion That Leveled Strip Club

Investigators Seek Cause of Gas Explosion That Leveled Strip Club

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) — Hector Inspectors on Saturday began picking over the rubble left when a natural gas explosion rocked Springfield, Mass., leveling a strip club and blowing out windows in a three-block radius, leaving severa…

‘Doctor of the Year’ Arrested on DUI Charges After Crash

‘Doctor of the Year’ Arrested on DUI Charges After Crash

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WELLESLEY, Mass.) — A prominent emergency room doctor is facing driving under the influence charges after police say she sped through a Whole Foods parking lot and slammed into another car, sending one man to the Wellesley, Mass…

Advocates for Assisted Dying Deflated by Massachusetts Defeat

Advocates for Assisted Dying Deflated by Massachusetts Defeat

Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than 1.5 million Massachusetts voters said “no” to a ballot measure last week that would have allowed doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill, clinching a 51 percent majority.Jim Carberry might have been one …

Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race

Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BOSTON) — ABC News projects that Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senate candidate in Massachusetts, will win her race, picking off a Republican seat for the Democrats in the battle for control of the Senate.Bi…

Warren and Brown: Mass. Matchup Is Hottest in Country

Warren and Brown: Mass. Matchup Is Hottest in Country

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(BOSTON) — In the fight for the Massachusetts Senate seat, it’s an epic battle between Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, the liberal crusader famous for taking on Wall Street.The outcome of this race …

Massachusetts Man Dumped by Girlfriend Wins $30.5M Jackpot

Massachusetts Man Dumped by Girlfriend Wins $30.5M Jackpot

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News(BOSTON) — A 22-year-old man from Hyannis, Mass., had been down in the dumps since his girlfriend dumped him, but winning a $30.5 million Mega Millions jackpot is certainly perking up his spirits. Sandeep Singh showed up at sta…

Elizabeth Warren Out-Raises Scott Brown in Third Quarter

Elizabeth Warren Out-Raises Scott Brown in Third Quarter

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic challenger for the Senate in Massachusetts, out-raised Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown by nearly $5 million in the third quarter of 2012, according to figur…

Junk Haulers Find ’70s Bonds Worth Thousands in Cast-Off Hope Chest

Junk Haulers Find ’70s Bonds Worth Thousands in Cast-Off Hope Chest

ABC News(MEDFORD, Mass.) — When Marie Veloso called the junk collectors to have her late mother’s old hope chest hauled away, she was certain it contained nothing of value.“I just wanted them to take it away. I didn’t have the key, a…

Mass. Senate Race: Elizabeth Warren Represented Coal Mining Co.

Mass. Senate Race: Elizabeth Warren Represented Coal Mining Co.

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic nominee in the hotly contested Massachusetts Senate race, worked on behalf of a coal mining company in a bankruptcy case in the 90s.  The company, LTV Steel, was…

Scott Brown Rips Elizabeth Warren Over Native American Status

Scott Brown Rips Elizabeth Warren Over Native American Status

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts put challenger Elizabeth Warren on the rack early during their debate Thursday night, assailing the Democrat for listing herself as “Native American” on law school do…

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