Murphy falls on his sword then slams DeLeo’s leadership – Tisei’s sister arrested for cocaine possession earlier this year – Communities hear western casino plans

THE HONORABLE REPRESENTATIVE: Cleaning crews worked all night to get the stains out of the room A-1 rug after yesterday’s ritual seppuku by former House Whip Charley Murphy. Murphy’s vengeful spirit then issued a letter completely trashing Speaker Robert DeLeo’s leadership of the House. (Globe, Herald)

SURVEY SAYS: Criminal family members may be the theme of the coming campaign for the North Shore’s seat in Congress. Instead of an election, I prosed Rep. John Tierney and challenger Richard Tisei settle things on the Family Feud. News broke yesterday that Tisei’s sister had been arrested for cocaine possession earlier this year, tarnishing a bit the former Senate minority leader’s shining armor as he crusades against the family- and scandal-plagued incumbent. (Globe, AP)

OTHER PLACES: Just a reminder that there are a couple other casino zones around the state aside form the Boston/Foxboro one.


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