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Methuen Mayor says the state needs to do more

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The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for October 27. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Earlier this month, state officials sent dozens of migrants, including more than 100 children, to a Methuen hotel without notifying city officials. We speak with Methuen Mayor Neil Perry and Boston Herald columnist Joe Battenfeld about how this could happen, and how the state could better support local officials when making these types of decisions.
  • One of the most popular classes at UMass Lowell is called "Monsters, Apes and Nightmares," and it's all about what our science fiction monsters tell us about what truly sends a chill down our spines and strikes fear into our hearts. Professor Todd Avery tells us the campus of UMass Lowell itself is a metaphor for the union of science and literature.
  • To celebrate, analyze and better understand Boston's depiction in film, we're bringing you a new series of segments called "Set in Boston." Today, we break down 1973's "The Friends of Eddie Coyle," and explore how it essentially launched the Boston organized crime genre.

This program aired on October 27, 2022.

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