Tuesday Morning: Probation Lawyer Fired

Published May 31, 2011

The lead lawyer at the troubled state Probation Department has been fired. According to the Globe, the acting Probation commissioner ousted Christopher Bulger, saying he “violated his professional duty.” Bulger’s attorney called the firing “outrageous” and is planning an appeal.

State Police say 1,000 teenagers from rival gangs gathered for a fight on Carson Beach in South Boston yesterday. After more than 100 officers from multiple law enforcement agencies responded, many of the youths boarded trains at JFK/UMass station and fought at T stations around the city.

Persistent water leaks are causing a host of problems inside the Big Dig tunnels. According to the Boston Herald, inspection reports show the leaks are at least partially to blame for crumbling concrete, corroded lights and damaged fire-proofing. The state is spending about $12 million a year to combat the leaks.

I guess you could say the CEO of LipimetiX, a Sudbury-based drug company, has a corner office. Dennis Goldberg runs the company out of one corner of his home’s living room and is part of a new trend in the pharmaceutical industry: one-person drug firms.

Rep. Michele Bachmann met voters in Dover, N.H. yesterday. Many expect the Minnesota Republican will run for the GOP’s presidential nomination — possibly against Sarah Palin.

What we’re following: We’ll continue to report on the trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi, the 12-year-old girl who was swept out to sea by a riptide yesterday and the education bills up for debate on Beacon Hill.