Week In Review: Greig Sentenced, Mass. Unemployment Rate Down Again
In a policy change that could effect hundreds of thousands, on Friday President Barack Obama announced the country will no longer deport certain illegal immigrants under 30 who came to the country as children and have no criminal history.
Meanwhile, the race for the U.S. Senate got surprisingly personal this week when Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren released a new round of campaign ads.
The latest Massachusetts unemployment numbers came out this week. The state added 7,500 jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent, the lowest in more than three years.
And the longtime companion of James “Whitey” Bulger, Catherine Greig, was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping the reputed mobster elude authorities for 16 years.
We talk about those stories and more on Radio Boston’s week in review.
- Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe columnist
- John Carroll, communications professor at Boston University; author of the Campaign Outsider Blog
- Deportations Of Law-Abiding, Younger Illegal Immigrants To Stop
- Countdown To The Senate Race: Warren, Brown Release New Ads
- Home Sales Are On The Rise In Massachusetts, But Young Adults Aren’t Buying
- James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Girlfriend, Cathy Greig, Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison
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