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State House News Service Weekly Roundup: Olde Home Days

His was not the story of Deval Patrick, or Mitt Romney or Bill Weld. 

Argeo Paul Cellucci started local on the Board of Selectmen in his beloved town of Hudson and worked his way up: state representative, state senator, lieutenant governor, governor, ambassador. He was the Calvin Coolidge of his time, according to former Minority Leader Richard Tisei, and Democrats, Republicans and Canadians, alike, loved and respected him for it.

Cellucci passed away last weekend after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 65, and on Thursday he became the 13th public figure to lie in state under the State House rotunda. The memorial service and public viewing for the former governor drew a who’s-who to Beacon Hill, including Romney, Michael Dukakis, Jane Swift, faces from the Weld and Cellucci administrations who haven’t seen the inside of the capitol since the late 1990s, and even William Bulger and his old Senate rival David Locke. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 15, 2013 at 4:18 am

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‘Rough Days Ahead’ as Region, Nation Grieve Officer Sean Collier

A community and nation alike are grieving the loss of Sean Collier.

Thursday night was the final shift for Sean Collier. But the waning moments of the 26-year-old’s life will never be forgotten.

“His life was short,” said Somerville Deputy Police Chief Paul Upton. “But his impact was great.”

The Somerville resident and Wilmington native was identified on Friday as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer shot and killed on Thursday in his police car.

His death led to the manhunt for two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, one who was killed and a second who was captured hiding in a boat behind a Watertown home.

But his death also united communities from throughout Massachusetts and far beyond as residents remember a man who heroically lost his life during a week of horror following Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

A Dream Nearly Fulfilled

Everything Collier did in his professional life was with one goal in mind – to protect and serve. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

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