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Week In Review: Walsh Sworn In, New BPD Leaders, Keolis Rail Deal

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Austin Collie (10) run during a stretching session before NFL football practice at the team's facility in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The Patriots are scheduled to host the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL football divisional playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 11. (AP)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Austin Collie (10) run during a stretching session before NFL football practice at the team’s facility in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The Patriots are scheduled to host the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL football divisional playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 11. (AP)

The big story in town this week, of course: Marty Walsh. After he was sworn in, the new mayor of Boston embraced inclusiveness with a century-old phrase about the city.

Also new leadership for the Boston Police Department, which now has the highest-ranking African-American in its history. And that man, William Gross, says the city has come a long way since he first arrived here during busing.

Plus, this week the French company Keolis won a $4.3 billion dollar contract to run the state’s commuter rail system.

And the Patriots prepare for the playoffs — bruised and battered as they are.

WBUR’s Anthony Brooks and Sacha Pfeiffer review this week’s local news.

Guests

Mike Ross, former city councilor, attorney with Prince Lobel, and Boston Globe op-ed contributor

Peter Canellos, Boston Globe editorial page editor


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