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Double-Secret Probation: 2010's biggest Boston political scandal

In a year that started with a former House Speaker under indictment, an open US Senate seat, and a governor seemingly headed to electoral defeat, the biggest political story of 2010 turned out to be the Beacon Hill probation patronage scandal. And, if pa
As the previous Beacon Hill scandals wind down, another — a potentially bigger one — emerged this year: political patronage
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 24, 2010
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What DeLeo and Murray should do

WHY LEGISLATIVE LEADERS SHOULD ACT NOW TO MAKE THE PATRONAGE SCANDAL HISTORY
Why legislative leaders should act now to make the patronage scandal history
By EDITORIAL  |  December 03, 2010