BOSTON -- After a campaign where he admitted he really didn't want to be Mayor, Democrat Paul Heroux hasn't even taken office yet, and his tenure is off to a rocky start. First, he did his best impression of former Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua when he desperately tried to hold onto his House seat - with the goal of collecting two taxpayer salaries while providing part-time service as Mayor, all to benefit his own political interests. Heroux's troubles are continuing today: He's been forced to pay a hefty fine for campaign finance violations that include improperly lending himself money from his campaign account, improperly accepting corporate contributions, and shoddy bookkeeping.Continue readingBOSTON -- The fallout from Friday's arrest and indictment of Sen. Brian Joyce (D) continues for Democrats. The Massachusetts Democratic Party is refusing to answer whether they will return donations mentioned in the indictment that were part of Joyce's scheme to "conceal his corrupt relationship" with a donor referenced in the indictment.Continue reading
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