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'I knew it was going to be a learning experience'

Her time as the governor's chief of staff was short, her departure sudden. But she believes she made a difference.

By Joseph P. Kahn
Globe Staff / August 22, 2007

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Her appointment made history. Her departure made headlines. One hundred days into the Patrick administration, a period marked by serial political missteps and "Coupe Deval" jokes, chief of staff Joan Wallace-Benjamin abruptly left. Had Wallace-Benjamin, a prominent member of Boston's African-American community and the first black woman to head a Massachusetts governor's staff, jumped ship or been pushed? (Full article: 1385 words)

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