Author Archives: Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

Feds sharpen focus on lawmakers in reignited probation probe

And you believed the Beacon Hill insiders when they said that Bob DeLeo, Terry Murray, and their allies would get off without being charged in the probation dpartment scandal.  Well it looks like the politicians turn at the defense table may still be coming.  The Boston Globe has the story: Federal prosecutors are pressuring disgraced former state probation commissioner John…

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Massachusetts Sheds 800 Private Sector Jobs in February

Buried in the numbers of the latest unemployment headlines that scream “Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.9%” is the fact that the Commonwealth shed 800 private sector jobs last month.  The Boston Globe has the story. The private sector lost 800 jobs last month, with 1,600 new government jobs pushing the monthly total into positive territory. That compares to total…

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MBTA MidDay Status Update

MassDOT just sent out a press release with an update on MBTA service. Severe Weather Service MID-DAY Update for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Effective this morning: Red Line service was extended from Alewife to JFK/UMass.  More than 70 buses, including 40 from Peter Pan requested by the Governor, were used to shuttle customers between Braintree and JFK/UMass.  Close to 50…

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Globe: MBTA”s current woes started with Dukakis and Conservation Law Foundation, then snowballed

The Boston Globe has written a very lengthy piece explaining the root causes of the MBTA freeze up (can’t call it a melt down can we?).  They rightfully put the majority of blame at over expansion, supported by governors of both parties, but started by Dukakis and the Conservation Law Foundation. The story could begin in many places. But start…

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Deval Patrick’s Cruelest Legacy is Beverly Scott at the MBTA

For the last eight years, Deval Patrick has mismanaged state government. That is a fact that is becoming increasingly clear.  The $700 million+ budget deficit Baker was left with, a malfunctioning Health Connector, among many other scandals. Patrick’s most egregious and cruelest legacy may be Beverly Scott as head of the MBTA, which millions of people rely on every day…

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