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Week In Review: A Danvers Murder, Taxi Report, Mayor’s Race

Danvers High School students prepare to launch sky lanterns during a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old math teacher at the school, on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013, in Danvers, Mass. (AP/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)

Danvers High School students prepare to launch sky lanterns during a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old math teacher at the school, on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013, in Danvers, Mass. (AP/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)

We discuss this week’s top stories, from the murder of a high school math teacher in Danvers, to a new report finding widespread abuses among Boston taxi companies, to the latest in the Boston mayoral race.

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Joan Vennochi, columnist for The Boston Globe.

John Carroll, communications professor at Boston University and the blogger behind Campaign Outsider.

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Anthony’s Hubbub: Slate, “NPR introduced listeners yesterday to Sabrina Farhi, the woman who beginning next month will be the one delivering such familiar lines as “Support for NPR comes from…” and (the even more well-known) “This [pause] is NPR.” You can hear her introduce herself below. Almost immediately after the clip was sent around the Slate office the debate began: Does the new voice of NPR have vocal fry?!”

WBUR, “The question of why Philip Chism, a seemingly shy freshman soccer player, would allegedly kill his teacher, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, still looms large in the small North Shore community. Investigators have not offered any clues about a potential motive or how Ritzer was killed.”

WBUR, “Connolly has cobbled together a coalition of low-income, mostly black voters, young adults and upscale residents — many of them new to the city. Walsh, a longtime labor leader who grew up in a triple-decker in Dorchester, has billed himself as a working-class champion — even as he’s faced tough questions about his union ties.”

WBUR, “‘“We’ve got to go out there and play better than we did tonight,” [David] Ortiz said. ‘Nobody can dictate that you’re going to win four straight games every time you go out there for the World Series.’”

 


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