In the Abington Mariner, a profile of local boy and Deval Patrick campaign manager John Walsh. Key quote:
When Walsh first heard of Patrick, he was despairing about the future of the Democratic party. He knew that if they stuck to the same old routine, Massachusetts was never going to see a Democrat as governor. He had followed Patrick in the papers, and was intrigued by what he had heard. While training grassroots activists last winter, he talked to Nancy Stolberg…. After talking to him over coffee, Walsh knew this was the candidate to get behind. “I bought the whole package,” said Walsh. “I’ve never been moved by a candidate or impressed so much.”
And on the Globe op-ed page, a piece by Middlesex DA candidate and Hopkinton resident Gerry Leone, about the ghastly Entwistle double murder that took place in his home town. His basic point:
Unfortunately, murders like those of Rachel and Lillian Rose Entwistle can happen anywhere – even in a small town like Hopkinton – because domestic violence affects people from all walks of life.
And it’s not exactly reading, but you should definitely watch Chet Curtis’s interview with Deval Patrick (click the show called “Patrick talks criticism from some labor leaders”). Patrick talks about the Globe story in which labor leaders criticized both Patrick and Tom Reilly, as well as Ameriquest, Chris Gabrieli, and taxes.