Published January 7, 2011
If the rest of 2011 is anything like the first week, I won’t make it through July. And I’m only talking about local news.
A recap, in very rough order of significance according to me:
- Gov. Deval Patrick began his second term.
- Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in federal prison.
- Beth Israel CEO Paul Levy said he will resign.
- Former Gov. Paul Cellucci said he has Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- The Supreme Judicial Court upheld a ruling that would invalidate hundreds of foreclosures.
- A new legislative session began — Mass. Dems reign on Beacon Hill but no longer on Capitol Hill.
- A former Iranian prince committed suicide in Boston.
- Probation Department chief John O’Brien resigned (last week, actually, but we were all at New Year’s parties).
- Boston Police reported the first homicide of 2011.
- Lawmakers cried for reform of the state’s parole system in the wake of a Woburn cop’s murder.
- The candidates for Boston’s seventh City Council district started lining up. (Chuck Turner is not one of them.)
- A gigonzo Mega Millions jackpot was claimed, but not by anyone in Mass.
- A snake got loose on a train.
Radio Boston’s weekly news roundup featured the ever-sharp Renee Loth and the ever-funny Craig Sandler.