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Join us for Eggs in SPACE!

Did you get to do an egg drop when you were in grade school? WE DIDN’T EITHER. That’s our flimsy pretext for hosting an old-fashioned egg drop during S… 575 more words


Howie Carr-icatures Boston Globe - Again

Nothing cheers up Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr quite like a good case of Globenfreude. So he had to be thrilled with this news:

Note the “Globe Staff” byline: That tells you this is all corporate eyewash that no reporter would attach a name to. 248 more words

DeLeo Claims Vindication But Slams Prosecutors In Probation Jobs Case

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo spoke out Friday about a verdict that dismissed the U.S. Attorney’s claim he tried to buy support in his run for speaker with probation jobs supplied by… 345 more words


Your must-read on the Probation Department case

As you may have heard, former state Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien and two underlings have been convicted in federal court of charges related to patronage. 164 more words

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Jury Weighs Mass. Probation Job-Rigging Case

BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury started deliberations Wednesday in the trial of former state probation commissioner John O’Brien and two deputies, a case that has focused attention on the patronage culture in state government. 385 more words


Closing Arguments Made In John O'Brien Probation Hiring Trial

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers delivered closing arguments Tuesday in the federal trial of former state probation commissioner John O’Brien and two deputies who prosecutors say rigged the agency’s hiring process to favor applicants backed by powerful state lawmakers. 565 more words