Mayor Janey's Attempt To Fire Police Commissioner White Put On Hold

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Here is the Radio Boston rundown for May 26. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Earlier this week, a Superior Court judge refused to block the city of Boston from firing its police commissioner, Dennis White, over decades-old domestic violence allegations. But the same judge also ordered a stay on her own ruling, and on the city's termination process, while White appeals her decision. WBUR's Ally Jarmanning brings us the latest on this still developing story. We also break down the legal arguments with Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and WBUR Legal Analyst.
  • What Boston, other cities and towns, and the Commonwealth do now, will determine whether the decision to legalize marijuana builds an industry rich in Black and Brown business ownership. Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards is pushing for reforms in licensing, to change how the city approves and oversees the local industry.
  • Sometimes exploring Boston requires you to ditch the brochures and dig deep to find Boston's hidden gems. "111 Places in Boston That You Must Not Miss" is the ultimate insider's guide to Boston, filled with interesting and unusual spots — from fake Viking memorials, to a sneaker store hidden behind a vending machine.  We're joined by the book's authors, Heather Kapplow and Kim Windyka, to discuss their favorite spots and ours.

This program aired on May 26, 2021.


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