Weds. Morning: Musical Chairs For Lawmakers

Published December 22, 2010

What’s news on a warm-ish Wednesday in Boston:

After losing a House seat, someone must go. The state Legislature will have to decide which of Massachusetts’ 10 Congressional districts must disappear. And that will force the retirement of a congressman or a fight in 2012. (WBUR)

The Herald calls it “Survivor: Massachusetts.” There is all kinds of speculation, if you’re into that. (Herald)

The governor appointed Nan Duffly for SJC associate justice. She would fill the seat left vacant by Roderick Ireland, who ascended to chief justice. Duffly is an appeals court judge. If confirmed, she would become the state’s first Asian-American justice. (WBUR)

BPS chief Carol Johnson wants to use test scores to gauge teacher performance. Educators throughout Mass. are judged by MCAS scores, but the Boston Teachers union is against the idea. (Globe)

An ex-manager for Upper Crust is suing the pizza chain in federal court. Patrick Joyce says “he quit in disgust over the way owner Jordan Tobins was treating his illegal-alien workers only to have Tobins dock his final pay and threaten him.” The alleged abuse of workers was first reported in a Globe expose. (Universal Hub)

Just in: The FAA says a man in Spencer died in a plane crash. (AP)