Wires ties don’t actually fix tunnel lights – Cahill pleads – T fares approved – New National Guard chief flie s planes, is awesome

LIGHTS OUT: This, my friends, has been like a master’s level lesson in timing: announce a big price tag and higher prices, distract everyone for four months then go ahead and raise prices anyway, THEN IMMEDIATELY announce another big price tag that needs fixing. Well played, sentient-intelligence-that-lives-inside-the-Big-Dig-debt-and-runs-MassDOT, well played.

CAN I GET A RIDE TO THE RALLY? The way things are going, the state may as well be begging for a perfect storm of city T riding protesters: Occupiers who hate fare hikes and ornery suburban SUV owners who are going to go ballistic on the WRKO call-in line when conversation turns to gas taxes again. When the Occupy kids AND their dads unite in a giant protest swarm, things could get ugly fast.

A LONER? NO, I OWN IT: I have it on good authority that the new interim head of the National Guard is a bad*** who drives tanks to work and flies f-18 strafing runs to and from Dunkies on the weekends.

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Protesters vow occupation over MBTA fare hikes – 7NEWS WHDH.COM

MBTA board OK’s fare hikes, service cuts – Metro – The Boston Globe

Metro – MBTA fares will go up, raise cost for seniors and students

MBTA hikes, cuts get OK » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

MBTA board approves fare increases, service cuts over customer protests – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News

MBTA board approves fare increases, service cuts – AP

Romney Focusing On General Election – Politics News Story – WCVB Boston

Mitt Romney rebukes President Obama for hiding his real views from public – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com

Mitt Romney likely to rely on campaign cash and nasty attack ads in fall campaign – AP

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MBTA board OK’s fare hikes, service cuts (Photo: Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
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Cahill pleads not guilty to charges – Metro – The Boston Globe

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ME – Senate puts off Maine presidential primary bill – AP

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Guard’s interim chief talks of setting goals – Metro – The Boston Globe

Tough Transition Ahead For New Leader Of Mass. National Guard « CBS Boston

Officials: Big Dig tunnel lights must be replaced – 7NEWS WHDH.COM

Big Dig chief engineer fired over fallen light fixture – The Boston Globe

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Gov. Deval Patrick takes hit on task force – BostonHerald.com

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