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Plymouth County hack clan touts new spawn

Oct 22, 14 Plymouth County hack clan touts new spawn

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Old hacks never die, they don’t even fade away, they just collect their state pensions and scheme to get their kids elected to jobs to keep the family hackerama going.   Meet Matt McDonough, a second-generation hack from Marshfield now running for Plymouth County register of probate.   Matt is the son of the extinguished,...

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Howie’s latest takes on mob’s ‘Plug Uglies’

Oct 19, 14 Howie’s latest takes on mob’s ‘Plug Uglies’

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(Howie Carr’s latest book is “Plug Uglies: A Scrapbook of Boston Organized Crime.” It contains more than 400 photos, including scores of never-before-seen mugshots, as well as chapters on Mafia bosses Gerry Angiulo and Larry Baione, the Great Plymouth Mail Robbery, Jewish hoodlums, a number of pictures from hitman Jimmy Flemmi’s...

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Robel Phillipos has friends in high places

Oct 17, 14 Robel Phillipos has friends in high places

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Who is Robel Phillipos going to call as his next character witness – Willie Horton?   So there he was, M. Stanley Dukakis, the failed ex-governor of Massachusetts, driving his tank down to the federal courthouse yesterday to testify on behalf of the admitted pothead who is also an accused terrorist-helper.   It was...

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Justice served to a hack

Oct 15, 14 Justice served to a hack

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One of Gov. Deval Patrick’s very favorite hacks appears poised to take early retirement – with a Superior Court judgeship. Meet Josh Wall, chairman of the Parole Board, annual salary approximately $135,000 a year. Meet Mrs. Josh Wall, head of the Mass. Office of Travel and Tourism, $133,294.88 a year. Not one, but two nationwide...

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