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Regrets, Walsh has a few

Good to know that Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh regrets having dumped the Dennis White mess into Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s lap. But he still hasn’t explained why he refused to release former police officer and accused child molester Patrick Rose’s personnel records despite having been ordered to do so by the secretary of state’s office.
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Do You Have A Right To Privacy In Your Own Backyard?

Modern technology has many benefits, but one potential downside concerns its effect on individual privacy. A bill scheduled for a hearing this morning in the Massachusetts legislature seeks to protect one aspect of privacy — the right to be free from being videotaped in our own backyards. Daniel Medwed, Northeastern University law professor and GBH News legal analyst, joined Aaron Schachter on GBH's Morning Edition to talk about the proposed “backyard privacy” bill.
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Janey’s In ‘A Tricky Place’ With Release Of Patrick Rose Report, Which Doesn’t Name Names

Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Thursday released the much-anticipated report on disgraced former cop Patrick Rose, who remained on the force for two decades despite a criminal complaint and subsequent internal investigation in the 1990s into credible allegations that he had sexually assaulted a child. The report, however, focuses on general policy changes that are needed, rather than specific decisions made by key individuals — no officers besides Rose are named. In for Jim Braude on Greater Boston, Adam Reilly was joined by Yawu Miller, senior editor of the Bay State Banner, and Saraya Wintersmith, who covers Boston City Hall for GBH News.

Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick Charged With 1974 Sexual Abuse Of A Minor In Massachusetts

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception on the campus of Wellesley College in the 1970s. "Historically, this is the first cardinal the United States ever charged criminally for a sexual offense against a minor," Attorney Mitchell Garabedian,...
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‘Every Day It Gets Worse’: Community Calls On Mayoral Candidates To Tackle Opioid Problem At Mass And Cass

Community Calls On Mayoral Candidates To Tackle Opioid Problem At Mass And Cass. On the corner of Mass. Ave and Melnea Cass Boulevard, groups of people huddle under makeshift umbrella tents, while others wander aimlessly down the street, stepping over used needles, discarded blankets, food wrappers and human excrement. Outsiders swim through the scene like sharks, peddling their illegal wares: Klonopin, Xanax, Newport cigarettes.
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Lydia Edwards endorses Wu’s mayoral bid

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who represents East Boston, along with Charlestown and the North End, last Wednesday endorsed at-large Councilor Michelle Wu’s bid for mayor, all but ensuring East Boston — with its heavily Latino population — will become a hotly contested battleground. Edwards spoke in Spanish and English...
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Janey Releases Report On Patrick Rose, Boston Police Union Chief Accused Of Child Sex Crimes

Boston's Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Thursday she was considering a vaccine mandate for the city's 18,000-person workforce. Janey also released a trio of recommendations from the new Office of Police Accountability and Transparency (OPAT), based on its review of the police department's handling of the case of Patrick Rose, Sr., the former officer and union president who remained on the force for decades despite a substantiated child abuse complaint brought against him years earlier.

State Treasurer And Auditor Mandate Vaccines Or COVID Tests For Employees

State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and Auditor Suzanne Bump will require all state employees under their authority to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to weekly virus testing, becoming the first statewide elected leaders to implement stricter vaccination rules for state employees as they return to the office. "It's very...

Why we need federal assistance to help save local news

Can government help solve the local news crisis? The notion sounds absurd, even dangerous. You get what you pay for, and if government officials are funneling money to media outlets, then it’s not unreasonable to expect that they’ll demand sticky-sweet favorable coverage in return. Read the rest at GBH News.
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What's Rachael Rollins’ Superpower? GBH Legal Analyst Says She’s ‘Fearless’

This week, President Biden announced his nomination of Rachael Rollins for the position of U.S. attorney for the district of Massachusetts. This could make her the chief federal prosecutor in the region. Right now, Rollins is D.A. for Suffolk County. Daniel Medwed, GBH News legal analyst and Northeastern law professor, joined Patrick Flanary on Morning Edition to discuss the significance and implications of this nomination. This transcript has been edited for clarity and length.
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Boston Public Radio Full Show: 7/26/21

EJ Dionne talked about the For the People Act and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) rejection of two Republican appointees to a select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks. He also remembered the life and legacy of civil rights activist Bob Moses. Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. His latest book is "Code Red: How Progressives And Moderates Can Unite To Save Our Country.”
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A Gathering For Trump Fans In Auburn Makes Little Noise, Spawns Small Counter-Protest

The central Massachusetts town of Auburn was caught in a strange, quiet, tug of war Saturday between right-wing groups and demonstrators gathered to denounce them. The group known as Super Happy Fun America, probably best known for its "straight pride parade" in Boston two years ago, organized what it called the "Refounding Fathers Festival" at Century Sportsman's Club in Auburn to fundraise for those who participated in Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent the certification of Donald Trump's defeat in the 2020 presidential election.

How Is The Commonwealth Faring In The Olympics?

We introduced you to the 21 athletes from Massachusetts who are competing in this year’s Olympic Games. We'll keep you updated on their progress. Twelve have had at least their first face-offs and, so far, it’s a mixed bag. Get To Know The Olympians. Fencing. Eli Dershwitz and Andrew Mackiewicz...