Frank Phillips

Phillips is the State House bureau chief for the Metro section. He covers state politics and the daily activity on Beacon Hill. He previously covered politics as a reporter for the Boston Herald, the Herald American, and the Lowell Sun.

Latest stories

A Worcester pol in a Yankees hat? Not as crazy as it seems

By , Globe Staff

To political insiders who have long observed the ethnic fault lines that still run through Mass. politics, John Fresolo’s gear made perfect sense.

Unusual campaign draws scrutiny from election officials

By , Globe Staff

A disgraced former state representative is trying to get his old seat back, but are his tactics ethical or legal?

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Most political mortals would have given up by now. Not Michael Albano.

By , Globe Staff

Michael Albano, the former Springfield mayor whose decades-long public career has entangled him in FBI and state police investigations, now wants to get his own badge.

How Charlie Baker charmed Beacon Hill

By , Globe Staff

The GOP governor has found a way to work with Democrats in the Legislature and get most of what he wanted.