Weds. Morning: State Street Layoffs, Defiant Chuck Turner

Published December 1, 2010

What’s news on cloudy, soon-to-be-rainy Wednesday in Boston:

State Street Corp. is laying off 400 people in Mass. And 1,400 in total. (Globe)

Chuck Turner says it would be a moral mistake to expel him from the city council. The convicted councilor will learn of his fate at today’s meeting. (WBUR)

Politicians implicated in the damning Probation Department report got campaign cash from the lawyer who authored the report. Paul Ware and his firm, Goodwin Procter, contributed more than $200,000 to Beacon Hill politicians. (Herald)

Justice Roderick Ireland got death threats after the 2003 gay marriage ruling. He faces confirmation hearings today for chief justice of the state’s Supreme Judicial Court. (Globe)

Ian Bowles, the Patrick administration’s environment chief, is leaving. He pushed for the approval of Cape Wind during his tenure. (AP)

After a city tow truck crashed into his building, a Roxbury landlord got a ticket. “Accidents happen,” the city told him. (Globe)

Police seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine in Revere last night. Great headline. (Universal Hub)