Geraldine Hines would become the first African American woman to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court if she’s confirmed by the Governor’s Council.
In a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick, Ireland wrote that he was quickly approaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. And to make the transition smoother, he said he wanted to retire before the court’s new session begins in September.
Former Springfield Mayor Michael Albano will not be testifying at the murder trial of accused Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.