The feisty local tabloid’s real-estate crusade continues today, with two full pages dedicated to ripping the lid off Mayor Tom Menino and his Boston Redevelopment Authority marionettes.
Of special note is this whack at one BRA member in particular (if you guessed that he has union ties, vote yourself a special treat).
BRA defends decision to OK Monahan vote
Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s newest appointee to the BRA board failed to recuse himself when the panel voted to approve a massive downtown development project largely funded by his union’s national pension fund.
Boston Redevelopment Authority officials yesterday defended union boss Michael Monahan’s vote to OK the Government Center Garage development plan, which won unanimous approval at the board’s Thursday meeting.
Monahan is the business manager of the 7,000-member International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103 and a trustee of its pension fund, one of the largest contributors to the National Electrical Benefit Fund. The national fund is a big financial backer of the project.
Right. More shenanigans on the development front.
And no doubt developing . . .
Postscript from our JohnHenryGlobeWatch: Today’s edition of our stately local broadsheet did cover that Yawkey Way sweetheart deal the Herald covered yesterday. So, move along, move along – no conspiracies to see here.