By Michael Graham
The Boston Herald – Thursday, February 26, 2009
I think I’m in love.
My new heart-throb is Mary Connaughton, the pin-up girl for the Pike and Tunnel set. When her lips say no – specifically to a $100-million-plus toll hike – my toll-paying heart says yes, yes, yes!
Connaughton, a Turnpike Authority board member, happens to be attractive and professional but this isn’t about that. It’s about how she makes hacks hot under the collar – like Pike chair Jim Aloisi.
The vote to stick us with $5.50 tolls in March and $7 tolls in July passed 4-1. The lone holdout? My Mary.