BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
1:28 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Week in Review — 1.11.13

Rep. Barney Frank stepped down from the House of Representatives after a career that spanned decades. Frank is now on the short list to be interim Massachusetts senator.
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The week ends the same way it began, with more questions and no answers on Sen. John Kerry's senate seat. More names have been tossed into the ring as potential replacements, but nothing has come of it, yet.

Meanwhile, Gov. Patrick has called for a complete overhaul of housing agencies in the state. Massachusetts will now consolidate 240 agencies into six regional  offices instead. The hope is to limit the kind of alleged corruption that took place in Chelsea, MA.

And former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau's posthumous brain examination revealed chronic traumatic encephalopathy — extensive damage from repeated blows to the head. The news couldn't come at a worse time as the NFL kicks off its divisional championships this weekend.

GUESTS:

  • Charlie Chieppo of Chieppo Strategies.
  • Immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco.
  • Peter Gelzinis, Boston Herald columnist.

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