Week In Review: Local Politics, Criminal Justice Reform And Opioids

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The last of the Boston mayoral debates took place on Tuesday evening. (You can see all of WBUR’s coverage of the mayoral race here.) Mayor Marty Walsh has been endorsed by the Globe, the Herald and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. However, a NAACP report this week says Walsh is failing to meet his campaign promises.

We look at how the race is shaping up, as well as the 2018 campaigns beginning to form.

We also talk about the criminal justice reform bill that passed early Friday morning in the state Senate and the public health emergency declared by President Trump for the opioid crisis.


Jennifer Nassour, former chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party and Of Counsel to Rubin & Rudman. She tweets @jennifernassour.

Renée Graham, columnist for the Boston Globe and a WBUR contributor. She tweets @reneeygraham.

This segment aired on October 27, 2017.


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