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Hit-run suspect had long record

Boston eliminated background check

By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / February 7, 2007

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A Boston Public Works Department employee accused of running down a 64-year-old woman with a city snowplow as she crossed a South Boston street had a long history of drug violations and driving infractions when the city hired him in 2005. But city officials never checked his record because of a new "second-chance" employment policy for criminal offenders. (Full article: 1148 words)

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