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Walsh aide takes leave amid probe; Oversaw agency tied to zoning board

Sep 07, 2019 - The Boston Globe
Board and Executive Moves

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A top aide and close ally of Mayor Martin J. Walsh is taking a leave of absence amid a federal bribery investigation that has rocked City Hall, the administration announced Friday.

William "Buddy" Christopher, who is the mayor's point person on the city's opioid crisis, will step down temporarily while the city's lawyers investigate prosecutors' allegations of influence-peddling at the Zoning Board of Appeal. Christopher previously spent most of the last five years overse...