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Probation Department

Former AG: Probation Shouldn’t Be Under Civil Service Commission

The task force that will conduct a review of hiring and promotion practices in the state’s judicial branch has been named.

12/07/2010

Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger (CBS)

Harshbarger To Lead Judicial Hire Review Committee

Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger has been selected by the Supreme Judicial Court to lead a task force to review hiring practices in the state’s court system, including the Probation Department.

12/07/2010

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Mass. Leaders Agree To Probation Commission

The state’s top political leaders are forming a commission to develop legislation that will overhaul the troubled Massachusetts Probation Department.

12/06/2010

Chuck Turner

Keller: Why Do Pols Involved In Scandal Still Get Voter Support?

Why do so many politicians in scandal keep getting support?

12/05/2010

Probation Department

Feds Investigate Probation Department

Officials in the Massachusetts Probation Department have been instructed by federal prosecutors to preserve all of the agency’s documents amid a federal investigation.

11/30/2010

House Speaker Robert DeLeo (CBS)

Speaker DeLeo Defends Job Recommendations

Speaker DeLeo is breaking his silence on the scathing probation department report in which he is named 41 times.

11/29/2010

Probation Department

Coakley Launches Probation Department Probe

Attorney General Martha Coakley has launched an investigation into the state Probation Department following the release of a scathing report on the agency’s hiring practices.

11/26/2010

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Speaker DeLeo Remains Mum On Ware Report

Speaker Robert DeLeo is mentioned 41 times in the report, and is named as one of the lawmakers on a list of sponsors to recommend people for jobs. Ware said he saw no evidence that DeLeo did anything illegal.

11/24/2010

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Mass. Speaker Vows “Reform” Of Probation Dept.

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is vowing to lead “reform efforts” for the Probation Department in the wake of a scathing report on the department’s hiring practices.

11/23/2010

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

New Probe Of Probation Dept Underway

A day after Massachusetts’ top court released a scathing report on the hiring practices at the Probation Department, the state inspector general said he’s forging ahead with his own probe.

11/20/2010

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