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Patrick wants City Hall to take over appointees to Boston Licensing Board

Patrick wants City Hall to take over appointees to Boston Licensing Board

February 18, 2011 04:42 PM
By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff

Governor Deval Patrick today proposed legislation transferring control of the Boston Licensing Board back to the mayor of Boston for the first time in more than 100 years, while announcing two new appointments to the board.

Nicole Murati Ferrer, a lawyer who works in the city of Boston’s law department, will take over immediately as chairwoman, filling the seat vacated last June when Daniel F. Pokaski stepped down.

The governor’s office also announced that on June 30 Michael Connolly will step down after 11 1/2 years on the board. Connolly’s seat will be filled by Milton Wright, a retired district court judge who sat for many years in Roxbury Municipal Court.

Wright would be the first African-American on the board since Clarence Elam, who was appointed by Governor Christian Herter in the 1950s.

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2011/02/patrick_wants_c.html

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