Category Archives: Politics

Former Probation Chief O’Brien Indicted

Former Commissioner of Probation in Massachusetts, John O’Brien has been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury on charges he exchanged political donations to former state Treasurer Timothy Cahill for a job for O’Brien’s wife. Cahill was not indicted, however, … Continue reading

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Gov. Patrick proposes adding $300 million to state “rainy day fund”…Quinn Bill still unfunded

According to an article on Boston.com, Governor Deval Patrick has proposed adding an additional $300 million from last year’s surplus to boost the state’s rainy day fund to over $1 billion dollars. That is a 1 with 9 zeros, or … Continue reading

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Boston threatens to remove itself from Secure Communities Program

The City of Boston today threatened to remove itself from a federal program that cross references city arrests with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) database of wanted illegal aliens. Mayor Thomas Menino and Police Commissioner Edward Davis initially supported … Continue reading

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Patrick refuses to weigh in on Parole Board’s decision to release Cinelli

Governor Deval Patrick refused to comment at length on the Parole Board’s decision to release Dominic Cinelli in 2008. Cinelli was released by the board from his sentence of three life terms in prison and allegedly murdered Woburn police officer … Continue reading

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Mass. State Police Endorse Charlie Baker

The State Police Association of Massachusetts has endorsed Charlie Baker for Governor. SPAM represents Mass. State Police Troopers and Sergeants. It has recently announced its endorsement of Baker, stating that they were “impressed by Charlie Baker’s honesty, candor, and recognition … Continue reading

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SJC Rules Against State Senator Marzilli

The SJC on June 8, 2010 gave the go ahead for the full prosecution of disgraced former State Senator James Marzilli in COMMONWEALTH vs. JOSEPH JAMES MARZILLI 457 Mass. 64 In deciding it stated “This court concluded that an indictment … Continue reading

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Attorney General Releases Report on Boston City Hall E-mail Destruction

Attorney General Coakleys Office recently released a final report on the review of Boston City halls E-mail flap from last year. For those who dont remember, during the election allegations that an aid to Mayor Menino had violated the law … Continue reading

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