Hillary and Tina cover the great molasses flood and former commissioner Jimmy Dimora.
The Purity Distilling Company facility stored a considerable amount of molasses at the North End of Boston in 1919. BUT faulty storage vats lead to one of the greatest disasters in Boston history.
Jimmy Dimora served for decades as a County Commissioner and Chairman of the Democratic Party in Ohio. BUT when his pay for play schemes are revealed he is sentenced to federal prison in one of the largest corruption cases in Ohio history.
America Comes Alive
The “Boston Molassacre”--by Kate Kelly
Anarchists, Horses, Heroes: 12 Things You Didn’t Know about the Great Boston Molasses Flood--by Spencer Buell
The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 killed 21 after 2 million gallon tank erupted--by Ben Kesslen
Smithsonian--via Eric Postpishchil's Blog
Without Warning, Molasses in January Surged Over Boston--by Edwards Park
South China Morning Post
Great Molasses Flood: US marks 100 years since deadly wave of treacle trashed part of Boston
100 Years Later: Lessons From Boston's Molasses Flood Of 1919--by Jaime Bologna
Great Molasses Flood
Commissioner Jimmy Dimora driven by greed, charges show--by John Caniglia
Cuyahoga County votes to change government; Ohio to gamble on casinos and Frank Jackson re-elected: Election Roundup
Ex-Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora’s health is failing; attorney asks for release from prison at re-sentencing--by Adam Ferrise
Jimmy Dimora at center of one of biggest local corruption cases in U.S. history--by Tony Brown
Judge shaves 5 years off disgraced former Commissioner Jimmy Dimora’s corruption sentence--by Adam Ferrise
Summary of the counts in the Jimmy Dimora indictment--by Gabriel Baird
Life of the Party
The Cleveland 50: Jimmy Dimora Sentenced to 28 Years
Listen to Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo Talk Like Assholes--By Vince Grzegorek
3News Investigates: Jimmy Dimora calls shorter prison term "disappointing to say the least!"
Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora's prison sentence reduced to 23 years--by Phil Trexler