Rachael Rollins

Boston’s change election

Boston’s change election

New campaign approaches, emerging turnout strongholds fuel upsets

FIVE WEEKS BEFORE Nika Elugardo took on state Rep. Jeff Sánchez at a candidate forum in the Democratic primary contest in the 15th Suffolk District, JP Progressives could tell there was a pick-up in voter interest. That’s why the liberal neighborhood political group changed the forum location from a function room at Doyle’s—a bar and(...)

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Conley will resign DA’s post early

Conley will resign DA’s post early

Suffolk prosecutor will join high-powered Boston law and lobbying firm

SUFFOLK COUNTY District Attorney Dan Conley will resign later this month to take a lobbying and litigation job with one of the city’s most high-powered firms. Conley, who said in February that he would not seek reelection this fall, announced at a briefing Wednesday afternoon that he’ll assume the title of special counsel with the(...)

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Rollins rolls to big win in Suffolk DA race

Rollins rolls to big win in Suffolk DA race

Outsider Harrington topples Berkshire DA, Ryan reelected in MIddlesex

AGAINST THE BACKDROP of a national rethinking of criminal justice policies, Suffolk County residents voted for big change in the district attorney’s office as Rachael Rollins, a former federal prosecutor running on strong reform platform, topped a five-way Democratic primary field in the contest to replace incumbent Dan Conley, who did not seek reelection. Change(...)

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The law-and-order candidate – with a twist

The law-and-order candidate – with a twist

Suffolk DA hopeful Henning reaches out to those he helped lock up

AT A TIME when talk of criminal justice reform is in the air, Greg Henning looks like the face of the status quo. One of five candidates in the Democratic primary for the open Suffolk County district attorney’s seat, Henning has spent a decade as a prosecutor in the office, most recently directing its gang(...)

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In Suffolk DA’s race, calls to coalesce

In Suffolk DA’s race, calls to coalesce

Groups urge blacks, progressives not to split their vote

WHAT HAD BEEN a strong undercurrent in the Suffolk County district attorney’s race is now becoming an open topic of conversation – and consternation: The fact that candidates with similar profiles in the five-way Democratic primary could split the vote and hand the election to a candidate who wins far less than majority support. That’s(...)

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DA forum reveals ‘sunlight’ between candidates

DA forum reveals ‘sunlight’ between candidates

ACLU debate aims tough questions at five Democrats

THERE APPEARS TO  be growing interest in the looming contest for Suffolk County district attorney, the first open race for the position in 16 years and an election coming amidst a national wave of rethinking criminal justice policies and a focus on the important role played by prosecutors. But that heightened public attention is colliding(...)

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