Category: Fred Bayles

SJC allows a casino repeal vote

June 25th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The state’s highest court decided Tuesday that a casino repeal measure can appear on the November ballot, touching off a ferocious referendum campaign over one of the most charged issues in a generation and jeopardizing the future of the billion-dollar industry in Massachusetts…

Expert quote:

“The direct impact is limited to a couple of communities that have already voted in favor of it.”

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Hillary Clinton plays to middle class

June 14th, 2015 in 2015, 2016 Presidential Election, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

Hillary Clinton is heading to New Hampshire tomorrow, fresh off a major rally yesterday launching her presidential campaign where she touched on issues near and dear to the country’s middle class,…

Expert quote:

“I don’t think this is going to make her stand out from the crowd.”

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Bush conspicuous by absence at S.C. event

May 10th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was conspicuously absent from the throng of Republican presidential hopefuls making their pitches in South Carolina yesterday — perhaps a calculated move to avoid ultra-conservative crowds rather than make a flub that will come back to haunt him, political watchers say…

Expert quote:

“He’s not considered to be a friend to the conservative movement on a lot of issues. He’s either at the risk of really sounding like he’s pandering, or at the risk of getting booed for his feelings about immigration and education. He doesn’t follow the conservative party line.”

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Senate prez: House pols fueling unnecessary battles

April 17th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg escalated his war of words with House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, accusing DeLeo’s top lieutenants of being churlish with Senate leaders — the latest outbreak in the political skirmish between Beacon Hill’s top Democrats…

Expert quote:

“It’s hard to ignore the fact that we have a new Senate president and that speaks to the fact that there are some personality issues involved with this. The (chambers) have their issues each session and sometimes the issues are personified by senators and representatives. But rarely it is taken up by the leaders. This is unusual.”

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Magnate seen as a Fish out of water in political arena

April 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

John Fish, the driving force behind Boston’s Olympic bid, sometimes appears more like a political candidate than the head of a nonprofit promoting the world’s marquee sporting event…

Expert quote:

“We all know what political ambitions Mitt Romney had before, during and after the Olympics. It certainly raises your public stature.”

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State treasury lawyer part of Sox deal under investigation

January 24th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Herald, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communciation

A key member of state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s transition team is a prominent Red Sox lawyer who helped orchestrate the controversial Yawkey Way deal under investigation by the state Inspector General, the Herald has learned…

Expert quote:

“Someone new to office like her, you want everyone to think you are as clean as the driven snow … A good percentage of politics is perception.”

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End of an era: Deval Patrick is done with his governorship

January 8th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, College of General Studies, Fred Bayles, Metro, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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As Gov. Deval Patrick leaves office to make way for Governor-elect Charlie Baker, the legacy of the state’s first black governor has been opened up to debate…

Expert quotes:

Bayles:

“One could say he was a fairly good steward during a time of national economic crisis. But I don’t think they’re going to be building lots of statues of him.”

Whalen:

“The judiciary may be his long standing legacy. Historically when you thought of Massachusetts judges, you thought of old Brahmin stock whose family can be traced back to the Mayflower. Now, the judiciary reflects Massachusetts as it is, which is incredibly diverse. He has set himself up for national office if he chooses to do so.”

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GateHouse buying T&G paper

November 21st, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Fred Bayles, College of Communication

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is getting its fourth owner in less than 18 months…

Expert quote:

“Two hundred-plus million dollars is quite a bargain. Not many newspapers make money like they used to, but newspapers still do make money.”

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Election was awash in cash, but effect is unclear

November 13th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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This fall’s state election set at least two Massachusetts political spending records: the most outside money dropped on a governor’s race — $16.9 million on the general election alone — and the most cash poured into ballot campaigns, at $28 million…

Expert quote:

“Visceral is too strong a word. But this is personal.”

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Sick leave, casino questions resonate with faith groups

November 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Fred Bayles, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The politicking began just moments after formal worship ended last Sunday at St. Edith Stein Parish…

Expert quote:

“It’s not as strong a moral and visceral issue. Suicide versus casino gambling — the subjects are not in the same column.”

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