Menino Tells Occupy Boston to Peace Out, Protesters to Appeal Ruling Today. Meanwhile, the Herald reports that the city is preparing to remove the tent city this weekend. [Herald]
Gaming Provision Draws Ire from Some Southeastern Mass. Officials. The provision in the state’s new gaming legislation, which allows Native American Tribes (like the Mashpee Wampanoag) a first shot at opening a casino in the state’s Southeastern region, has officials split on whether or not it’s a good thing that they’re not being courted as heavily as other parts of the state. [Taunton Gazette]
Bobby Valentine Takes The Obvious Road To Sox Fans’ Hearts. “I hate the Yankees,” he said. “I don’t want to waste this valuable time talking about the Yankees. … I told Joe Girardi I used to love them, but now I hate them.” [CBS New York]
Opinion: Reasons to Consider a Per-Mile Road Tax. Michael D. Meyer, who was the director of Transportation Planning and Development for Massachusetts in the 80’s and a civil engineering prof at MIT, argues that the U.S. must move to a different way of funding its roads system. “This concept is based on the time-honored economic principle of user fees: The user pays for the amount of a resource being consumed. The more one uses the road network, the more one should pay.” [CNN]
With MBTA Fare Hikes Looming, Passengers Remain in Furious Denial. Unmoved by the MBTA’s crippling $8 billion debt and the fact that we still pay less than other cities’ transit riders (see: Chicago, New York, D.C., and Philly), MBTA riders are frothing at the mouth over the organization’s latest fare hike warnings. “’A fare increase is just not fair,’” Gwen Vincent, an unemployed Dorchester teacher and T Riders Union member, told the MBTA’s board of directors yesterday. ‘We’re talking about people’s livelihoods.’” We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: T is for Trouble. [Herald]
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