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Seniors at Monson High School attend their graduation ceremony Wednesday, which had been postponed due to tornado damage. (Fred Thys/WBUR)
Seniors at Monson High School attend their graduation ceremony Wednesday, which had been postponed due to tornado damage. (Fred Thys/WBUR)

Lawyers for former House Speaker Sal DiMasi launched their defense Monday. But just two days later, DiMasi's team rested.

Later in the week, the town of Monson along with many other central and western Massachusetts communities, started picking up the pieces after suffering severe physical damage from this month's tornadoes. Initial estimates of that damage came out on Tuesday — upwards of $90 million dollars to private property alone.

On Thursday, we witnessed a mass exodus of Newt Gingrich's campaign staff. Another way to look at it is that he'll have a whole bevy of open seats on his campaign vehicle when he rolls into the Granite State next week for the first debate between GOP presidential hopefuls in the run-up to the New Hampshire primary.

Radio Boston dissects the week's news.

Guests:

  • Peter Canellos, editorial page editor for the Boston Globe
  • Fred Thys, WBUR political reporter

This segment aired on June 10, 2011.

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