Steve Poftak

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The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Where was the oversight of the Chelsea Housing Authority from the Auditor’s office?

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Guaranteed State Money (But No Oversight?)

No one cares to explain what the Capital Access Program is doing with $5 million in state funds.

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Pressley’s Party; Connolly’s Regrets

More details gleaned from Tuesday’s at-large results.

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Some Brief Thoughts on Tuesday’s Election Results

This one’s for the Massachusetts election junkies.

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Five Things to Watch in Boston’s At-Large City Council Race

Because the outcome of these matches will be your preview to the next mayor’s race.

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Fire Trucks for Fires? Or Much More?

We send out trucks loaded with firefighting equipment to deal with ... medical calls.

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Taking Boston Public Schools to Market

BPS is competing for students, whether you like it or not.

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MassDOT: Performance Scorecards and a Gas Tax

Will MassDOT ever let the public know how it will improve the current system?

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A New MassDOT Report Card, Part 1

MassDOT should tell us how they’re doing BEFORE asking for money.

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Unemployment: It’s Worse Than It Seems

Massachusetts has done relatively well (or maybe less bad) than the rest of the U.S., at least at first glance.

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Whose Money Talks in Mass. Politics?

The Occupy Boston folks should think long and hard before getting too many new friends.

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Looking Up All Kinds of Info with Boston About Results

... like how the city gives out 1.35 million parking tickets per year, and that’s still not enough.

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OK, Occupy Boston, What’s Next?

I’m still searching for your long-term strategy.

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What the State Government Really Spends

$6.5 million on office furniture, $7 million for interns at UMass, lots of on pensions ...

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Learning from Tragedy at the Boston Fire Department

The crash of Ladder Company 26 has brought some tough lessons for the BFD.