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Mary Beth Heffernan confirmed as district court judge

Mary Beth Heffernan, Governor Deval Patrick’s former public safety chief, today was confirmed on a 7-1 vote by the Governor’s Council as a district court judge.

Councilors, who held a hearing on Heffernan’s appointment last week, offered few comments before the quick approval, and Heffernan herself was not present.

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