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December 1, 2012

This Day in Newburyport

On this day in 1941, the Boston Globe published a photograph of Newburyport’s “bad boy mayor” Bossy Gillis recording a campaign speech from the Essex County Prison Farm for broadcasting on Salem radio station WESX. The three-time mayor was in jail serving a nine-month sentence for criminal libel.

— Information provided by

the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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