Chris Cassidy, Boston Herald

Chris Cassidy

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Past articles by Chris:

Robert DeLeo defends Beacon Hill’s use of nondisclosures

Speaker Robert A. DeLeo downplayed the controversial use of nondisclosure agreements — denying they were used extensively, but admitting they’re “just part of doing business” — a day after two state reps publicly called him out on the House floor for silencing tactics.DeLeo, after delivering a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce yesterday, told reporters none of the 33 nondisclosure… → Read More

Pols: Hooker Entrance will stay as is

Beacon Hill leaders rejected a rep’s suggestion that the State House entrance named for Civil War Gen. → Read More

DeLeo a no-show as rep raps nondisclosure pacts

A Methuen state representative publicly took on the very institution she claims spread false rumors about her romantic life and silenced her with a → Read More

Lack of testimony on harassment bill at State House seen as fear of reprisals

No one testified yesterday during a Beacon Hill hearing focused on creating an independent commission to probe sexual harassment and assault allegations at the State House — a sign that lawmakers and others still fear retribution from powerful pols for speaking out, the bill’s sponsor said. → Read More

‘Smooth as possible’: MBTA’s true test today as commuters back at it

The beleaguered MBTA chugged through the Blizzard of 2018 with only minor complications yesterday — a remarkable wintertime feat for the agin → Read More

Third long, cold night in Billerica

Joel McKenna and his family spent a third consecutive frigid day without power at their Billerica home last night as downed electrical wires dangled from their house and the prospect of frozen pipes and a flooded basement loomed. → Read More

IRS agent indicted in sex assault

A Boston IRS agent accused of sexually assaulting a handcuffed college student at gunpoint inside his government-owned car last summer was indicted on rape charges yesterday, prompting one Bay State congressman to vow to launch an inquiry into the agency’s handling of the incident.James Clarke, 44, an IRS agent based out of the agency’s Boston office, was charged... → Read More

Attorneys warn that trooper scandal could lead to convictions being tossed

Defense attorneys warn that the scandal involving a suspended state trooper’s past ties to a major pot dealer could lead to convictions being tossed and new trials ordered — in the state’s latest embarrassing drug snafu.Trooper Leigha Genduso, who worked on the K-9 unit pulling down $151,000-plus last year, was placed on paid... → Read More

Bullying victim aims to help with law fix [+video]

A Lynn man who was paralyzed after a school bully pushed him down the stairs 10 years ago is vowing to take on Beacon Hill after the state Supreme → Read More

Donald Trump jumps out of gate for 2020

President Trump, trying to get ahead of Democratic and even would-be GOP challengers, has named a campaign manager and other top advisers for his 2020 re-election bid, as high-profile Republicans plan visits to New Hampshire in the coming weeks. → Read More

Barack Obama gives hush-hush Boston talk...on hoops

Ex-President Barack Obama gave a secret talk in Boston yesterday at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, where organizers threatened to eject and ban credentialed journalists for simply doing their jobs — prohibiting them from tweeting or reporting on the event, both during and after. → Read More

Galvin takes aim at Weld vote lawsuit

Secretary of State William F. Galvin is blasting a lawsuit filed by former Gov. William F. Weld that seeks an end to Massachusetts’ winner-take-all electoral vote apportion system as “mischievous” and “misguided” and part of a “scheme” to sow uncertainty around the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

Bill Galvin takes aim at William Weld vote lawsuit

Secretary of State William F. Galvin is blasting a lawsuit filed by former Gov. William F. Weld that seeks an end to Massachusetts’ winner-take-all electoral vote apportion system as “mischievous” and “misguided” and part of a “scheme” to sow uncertainty around the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

Bill Weld challenges Electoral College

Former Gov. Bill Weld is among a group of plaintiffs suing Gov. → Read More

K-9 trooper placed on leave, facing internal investigation

A state trooper has been placed on administrative leave and is now the subject of an internal investigation, the agency confirmed yesterday. → Read More

Workers’ sex-harass claims skyrocketing

Sexual harassment complaints in Massachusetts are skyrocketing — up 400 percent so far this month alone compared to 2017 — as the state → Read More

Bill aims at companies’ ‘silencing tactics’

Agreements that waive employees’ rights to file lawsuits alleging discrimination and harassment — or to speak out against their accusers — would be prohibited under a bill on Beacon Hill, as new evidence shows they may be discouraging victims from coming forward. → Read More

Radio expert says WEEI must get back to basics

A sudden exodus of advertisers from embattled sports talk station WEEI — amid controversy over a host’s offensive impersonation of a stereotypical Asian-American accent — is a wake-up call to abandon childish on-air antics and return to actual substance, a longtime radio expert told the Herald. → Read More

Haverhill 6-year-old girl dies from influenza

HAVERHILL — The flu has claimed the life of a 6-year-old Haverhill elementary schoolgirl — the first child to die in Massachusetts of t → Read More

Reports: Powder hoax aimed at Trump Jr. came from Boston

Boston was reportedly the origin of a bogus white powder attack that sent President Trump’s daughter-in-law to the hospital as a precaution & → Read More