We take a look at the ongoing saga surrounding Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua. Two of the mayor's close associates appeared in court this week on extortion and conspiracy charges. Meanwhile, the FBI and state prosecutors are continuing their investigation into the Lawrence Mayor. Lantigua, for his part, has maintained his innocence.

We also grade the US Senate candidates — Sen. Scott Brown and Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren — on their outreach to voters in communities of color.


Howard Manly, Executive Editor of The Bay State Banner.

Marcela Garcia, media analyst.