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Missing Boston Mayoral E-Mails Recovered

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City officials have released a list of more than 5,000 e-mails deleted by a top mayoral aide in a possible violation of state public records law.

A Menino spokeswoman has said the e-mails were recovered by a computer forensic specialist after they were deleted by chief policy adviser Michael J. Kineavy.

Secretary of State William Galvin had set a Friday deadline for recovering the e-mails and making them public. State law requires municipal employees to save e-mails for two years.

The Boston Globe, which sought the e-mails in a public records request, said those listed were sent and received by Kineavy between Sept. 1, 2008 and April 1.

The deleted e-mails became an issue during the mayoral primary, but did not prevent Mayor Thomas Menino from easily distancing himself in a four-candidate field.

This program aired on September 25, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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