Friday Morning: 2 Days Till ‘Foot-Ball’

Published January 14, 2011

Good Friday morning! Do you have a three-day weekend?

On Monday, Boston University will honor its most famous alum, Martin Luther King.

There are nine job openings on the state’s Parole Board. Gov. Deval Patrick forced the entire board to resign Thursday after it came to light that a career criminal was released on parole and went on to kill a Woburn police officer last month. Patrick also made public the state investigation (Scribd) of the Dominic Cinelli case. The Herald declared: “The Bay State’s liberal governor yesterday morphed into a tough-on-crime high sheriff.”

The five-campus University of Massachusetts system has a new president: Robert Caret (kuh-RHET) of Towson University, outside of Baltimore. WBUR’s Bianca Vazquez Toness has a nice profile of Caret, who has raised the profile of urban universities. You can also follow that link for Morning Edition’s interview with Caret.

The JFK Library digitized most of its massive presidential archives and opened a new website to the public. I uncovered Kennedy’s (mediocre) Harvard application, and I’ll be posting more nuggets as I find them. I’ll be on Radio Boston today to play back some rare telephone recordings and speeches.

And I can’t fail to mention the biggest story in Boston this weekend: The Patriots-Jets rematch. It shall be epic.