May 11, 2011

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Witness testifies of payments to DiMasi

Salvatore F. DiMasi’s past law associate testified yesterday that he gave the former House speaker thousands of dollars he had received from the software company Cognos, establishing for the first time a
direct financial connection between DiMasi and the Burlington-based firm he allegedly helped to win state contracts.
(By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff)
Brian McGrory

Centuries of interruption
and a history rejoined

Come May 26, the bond between Tiffany Smalley
and her ancestors will come full circle. She will become
the first Wampanoag to graduate from Harvard College since Caleb received his degree in 1665.
(By Brian McGrory, Globe Columnist)

Romney to offer health proposal

Mitt Romney, whose emerging candidacy for president has been clouded by GOP doubts over his health care plan in Massachusetts, is planning a bit of political jujitsu tomorrow: taking the biggest perceived negative of his campaign and attempting to turn it into a positive. (By Matt Viser, Globe Staff)

Prison staff may be tied to threats

State Police and Hampden County authorities are investigating whether state prison employees made anonymous phone calls, threatening to kill an escaped inmate being held at a Springfield hospital, possibly as part of a scheme to generate more overtime opportunities, officials said yesterday.
(By Maria Cramer and David Abel, Globe Staff)

Poll finds support for soda tax

Sixty-nine percent of Massachusetts voters
would support a soda tax, if the money raised were
used to support local schools or programs to reduce
obesity in children, according to a new poll.
(By Chelsea Conaboy, Globe Staff)


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