Thursday, May 1, 2003

Elected School Committee in Boston?
The issue of an elected versus appointed School Committee raised its ugly head again last night["Committee votes to close five schools"]. The last time they made a stink, the effort was completely disorganized and compromised by insiders. Let's hope activists can get it together this time and take some power away from Mayor Menino. As well, these budget cuts wouldn't be happening if Menino didn't allow all the downtown developers to escape paying property taxes through the sweetheart 121A deals. Some of those buildings pay pennies on the dollar in taxes. Shame!

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