I don't remember this story in the Boston Herald, but this kind of thing is so common here that I probably just said ho-hum, bidness as usual.
I'd take a bet that 50% of the hacks in this pukehole are on the take.
I forget the exact stat, but it's something like criminals only get caught after committing crimes after the first 10.
And MA hacks are the tutti-de-tutti hackos.
The paperboys hardly even have to work for their corruption stories, which in itself, almost sounds like a hack job, LOL!
Journalism School Ad: "Hey, move to Boston as a investigative reporter and never have to bust your hump again"
Springfield is about an hour and a half west of Boston. This is home grown corruption, not Boston based.
It is easily the most corrupt and bankrupt city in MA (and that is saying a lot.) The FBI is spending a lot of time rolling up these guys. This particular guy used to be the chief of staff of the Mayor's office and the head of the Police Commission.
The word on the street is that the Feds are trying to get these guys to roll on the former mayor, but no one is talking.
I pull stuff off the AP wire and differnet sites and oft use Bakersfield paper's site as it is clean, loads quick ,, etc, this is all over the AP news wire, btw.
I hear ya tho, Boston and corruption, ho hum.. lol