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Week In Review: Remy, Mayoral Money, Dookhan

Jared Remy appears at Waltham District Court for his arraignment, Aug. 16, 2013, in Waltham, Mass., on domestic assault and battery charges in connection with the death of 27-year-old Jennifer Martel. (AP)

Jared Remy appears at Waltham District Court for his arraignment, Aug. 16, 2013, in Waltham, Mass., on domestic assault and battery charges in connection with the death of 27-year-old Jennifer Martel. (AP)

We discuss this week’s top stories, from the Jared Remy case, to a kerfuffle over monetary donations in the Boston Mayor’s race, to a new report stating that over 40,000 individuals are believed to have been affected by the mishandling of evidence at a state drug lab.

Guests

Renee Loth, editor of ArchitectureBoston and columnist for The Boston Globe.

David Scharfenberg, WBUR’s online political reporter.

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Radio Boston, “It would seem that there were multiple red flags along the way. And yet a man with a record of domestic violence was arrested, released and then allegedly went on to murder. What are the lessons here?”

Radio Boston, “As the race to become Boston’s next mayor heats up, big money is getting involved. Or at least,trying to get involved. The national education nonprofit Stand For Children wanted to throw five hundred thousand dollars behind City Councilor and Mayoral candidate John Connolly, to fund ads, phone-banking, and door-knocking. But today, Connolly refused the money, saying he doesn’t want such outside groups to warp the debate.”

Radio Boston, “More than 40,000 people have been identified with cases connected to former state drug chemist Annie Dookhan, who is charged with allegedly tampering with drug evidence. Boston defense attorney David Meier was appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick to identify the cases affected by Dookhan almost a year ago. Meier said his team analyzed nearly 3.5 million documents to come up with their final number.”

 

 


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