A consulting firm led by the son of Gov. Charlie Baker’s 2018 reelection campaign chairman is getting $5.5 million to “humanize the brand” of the MBTA as it embarks on a massive capital projects plan—and deals with bad publicity on a near-daily basis.
City council must resist bogus privatization scheme
Everyone agrees the state-owned Sullivan Courthouse site in East Cambridge needs to be remediated of asbestos and prepared for redevelopment.
The current proposal, backed by the Baker administration and Cambridge’s city manager, would accomplish ...
Four votes against the proposed leasing of city parking spaces should do the trick
Bird’s model looks to be entirely profit-driven and completely mean-spirited. No matter how much CEO Travis VanderZanden tries to equate the unasked-for and unwanted service to “freedom.”
“Most newly mobilized teachers aren’t ruling out a strike but feel it needs to be the last option on the menu."
Gov. Baker’s proposed cuts throw gasoline on raging policy fire
A quarter-century ago, I lived in Lawrence for a few months. Because it was the closest place to Boston that I could find a cheap apartment on short notice. Unfortunately, I had a low-paying job in the city and couldn’t afford a car. So I took the commuter ...
MBTA bus mechanics beat back privatization… at a cost
Unionized bus mechanics represented by the International Association of Machinists Local 264 won an important victory last week when they agreed to a four-year contract with the MBTA—effectively ending a two-year effort by the transportation authority’s ...
How corporate ed reform threatens democracy