The Massachusetts state Senate seat long held by men from South Boston has been won by a woman from Dorchester.
A Massachusetts state senator who played a key role in the revitalization of the South Boston waterfront and was seen by some as the next Senate president is stepping down to enter private law practice.
Gov. Deval Patrick, Sen. Scott Brown and a constellation of the state’s political heavyweights gathered in South Boston to trade barbs on Sunday.
Local lawmakers were set to take part in an annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition Sunday morning. Jon Keller is at large.