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What gap Masslive had in its Boston and statewide political coverage will not last for long. Today on Twitter, State House News Service Reporter Gintautas Dumcius announced he would be joining the online alter-ego of The Republican newspaper next week, a position left open by Garrett Quinn after he took a gig at Boston magazine.
The hiring of Dumcius, who has a long history of covering city and state politics, not only fills a vacancy, but ensures that Masslive continues to expand its statewide audience. While that strategy has attracted skeptics, some believe it is bearing fruit for the website and its owner, Advance Publications.