How should the MBTA pay its bills?

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The MBTA, facing a $161 million budget deficit, recently announced it would use a combination of fare hikes and service cuts to deal with the problem. The transportation authority has presented two scenarios. One relies more on fare hikes, and the other relies more on service cuts.

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Letter: MBTA purchase isn’t helping Americans

MBTA New Blue Line Train.

After returning home from New Hampshire after canvassing Democrat Primary Voters for the United Auto Workers, I was confronted with the Jan. 11 front page story about rail cars built in Korea and purchased by our own MBTA (“What’s coming down the tracks”).

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Local 589 Thanks Members for Volunteering to Assist at Fire Fighter Funerals

The Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 would like to recognize and thank the following Bus Drivers for their volunteer service at the funerals for Worcester Fire Fighter Jon Davies and Peabody Fire Fighter James Rice.

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