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Recalling a capitol murder

Tablet honors labor leader slain at State House in 1907

By Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / September 22, 2009

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Politics has long been called Massachusetts’ favorite blood sport, but there has been only one reported fatality at the State House despite 211 years of clashes and compromise under Charles Bulfinch’s dome. A labor leader named Edward Cohen took a bullet in the head on the afternoon of Dec. 5, 1907, as he waited in the lobby of the office ... (Full article: 559 words)

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