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Boston Herald editorial page editor riddle answered

Boston Herald editorial page editor riddle answered

Herald Radio producer Tom Shattuck named to post

THE MYSTERY OF the Boston Herald editorial page editor is over. Tom Shattuck, a former talk radio producer who has run the paper’s online radio station and written op-ed columns, will replace Rachelle Cohen, the paper’s longtime editorial page editor who left last month when Digital First Media took ownership of the Herald. Editor Joe(...)

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Lawmakers refuse to release records

Lawmakers refuse to release records

Governor, courts met some requests despite exemption

THE LEGISLATURE, THE GOVERNOR, and the judiciary are all exempt in one way or another from the state’s Public Records Law, but the governor and the judiciary sometimes voluntarily comply with requests for information. By contrast, lawmakers take the view that their records are off-limits to the public. CommonWealth tested the willingness of officials from(...)

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The Herald’s phantom editorial page

The Herald’s phantom editorial page

Unclear who’s running paper’s opinion page under new ownership

BY ALL OUTWARD appearances, the Boston Herald continues to chug along under its new ownership, with its hard-working reporters churning out solid stories amidst the demoralizing departure of co-workers from the newsroom’s already depleted ranks. The paper’s editorial page, too, hasn’t skipped a beat, offering up a daily dose of sharp opinion despite the exit(...)

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Chaos in the Senate?

Chaos in the Senate?

Hard to see

THE AWKWARD TRANSITION from Senate President Harriette Chandler to Senate president-elect Karen Spilka makes for great copy, but it doesn’t seem to be having a huge impact on the chamber’s legislative output. Senators are still processing legislation. (Criminal justice reform emerged from a conference committee a little over a week ago.) Votes are being taken.(...)

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Social media maelstrom

Facebook’s billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg finally stepped out yesterday to try to stanch the bleeding that has his empire under full-scale assault after revelations that information on 50 million users was improperly harvested and used by the political data firm Cambridge Analytica in its work on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. “We have a responsibility(...)

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Chandler no longer “acting”

Chandler no longer “acting”

Senate Dems look to put Rosenberg in the rear view mirror

SENATE DEMOCRATS AGREED to remove the “acting” title from Senate President Harriette Chandler for the remainder of the year before holding an election for a new president, deciding the storm clouds hovering over Sen. Stan Rosenberg were overwhelming the chamber’s business and precluding any comeback by the former president at least this year and maybe(...)

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