Whitey to return to Boston – Reminders of Bulger era influence and scandals – Canessa gone – Still no budget

With ex-fugitive mobster Whitey Bulger on his way back to Boston today for a court appearance, a shell-shocked Hub looks forward to the fallout. (AP) The Herald and Sun look back at the influence of the Brothers Bulger while Political Intelligence reminds us that Mitt vs. Billy wasn’t that long ago. I hope someone has the foresight to blare "Shipping Up to Boston" when Whitey gets off the plane.

Rep. Canessa’s hasty exit from the House – SouthCoast Today, BBJ.

Oh yeah, still no budget. (Bloomberg)

WHITEY:
Bulger won’t recognize the Southie he fled | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Capture of Boston Gangster Could Mean More Scandal | AP: feeds

BROTHERS:
Two brothers: one a mob boss, one a Beacon Hill king – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com
Pols recall Bulger bros’ power – BostonHerald.com: www.google.com
Romney pushed to oust Bulger over brother -PI: feeds.boston.com

CANESSA::
Rep. Canessa resigning effective Friday; new job with Southcoast Health | SouthCoastToday.com: www.google.com
Canessa to be Southcoast’s State House link | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com

MITT MONITOR:
Romney planning to raise cash while his rivals roam Iowa – The Boston Globe: www.google.com
Dems say under Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states in job creation – St. Petersburg Times: news.google.com
Romney supporters launch independent finance group – AP: feeds.boston.com

JUDICIARY:
Murray the key vote if Speranzo vote is deadlocked – Berkshire Eagle Online : www.berkshireeagle.com
Gov. Patrick appoints Claudia Abreau clerk-magistrate of new Taunton District Court – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette: www.google.com
State supreme court denies Keith Luke motion to dismiss murder charges – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com

TODAY IN CORRUPTION:
A former Massachusetts scientist convicted of siphoning federal transporation funds | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
IG report details trips, dinners for local superintendents – Lowell Sun Online : www.lowellsun.com

STATE HEADLINES:
State Lawmakers Racing to Close Budget Gaps Across U.S. as Deadlines Loom – Bloomberg: www.bloomberg.com
MBTA bailout looms as debt mounts | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
State looks to shave bill to shelter homeless | Boston Business Journal: feeds.bizjournals.com
Patrick: Medicaid block grants ‘bad for people’ – PI: feeds.boston.com

THE FEDS:
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank visits Norton selectmen – Gatehouse: www.enterprisenews.com
Barney Frank, Ron Paul introduce bill to end federal ban on marijuana | AP: www.masslive.com

MISC.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Town scrambles for FEMA boost: www.telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Write-in candidates gaining ground: www.telegram.com
Vermont Yankee owners asks judge to limit state’s reach on nuclear power plant | AP: www.masslive.com

BEST OF THE BLOGS:
Download: It’s the ethics, stupid: www.commonwealthmagazine.org
Red Mass Group:: Culture of Corruption: DeLeo Throws a Time for Petrolati : www.redmassgroup.com
Keller @ Large: Billy Bulger, Others Were In Denial About Whitey’s “Reign Of Terror” « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com
Keller @ Large: Whitey Bulger Arrest Raises A Lot Of New Questions « CBS Boston: boston.cbslocal.com

AROUND NEW ENGLAND:
Senate panel hears casino bill | Politics | projo.com | The Providence Journal : www.projo.com
Malloy Talks Tough About Layoffs; Calls Special Session Next Week To Balance Budget – Courant.com: www.courant.com
Gov. Paul LePage to sign medical marijuana law | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com
Snowe: Regulate without harming | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram : www.pressherald.com

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