“I think it’s something he and the people around him have to try to figure out,” said former governor Michael Dukakis, who enjoyed widespread support in the 1980s until a slumping economy, and his unpopular efforts to raise taxes, hampered the second half of his third and final term, which ended in 1991. “If you pick excellent people and give them the kind of leadership they need, the chances of running into these kinds of problem are dramatically less.” For now, the list of Baker’s problems is lengthy. He revealed this week that for at least 15 months, Registry of Motor Vehicles officials ignored tens of thousands of alerts that Massachusetts-licensed motorists had broken driving laws in other states — including for drunken driving — and instead buried them in mail bins in a Quincy records room. Baker said Tuesday that the RMV’s mistakes amount to a “complete failure,” and his administration has in recent days … [Read more...] about Is this the beginning of Charlie Baker’s second-term blues?
May 10, 2019 by Carol Perehudoff Leave a Comment Tweet Pin 32 Share 6 Flip Share WhatsApp 38 Shares There are so many things to do in Blue Mountain Village, one of Ontario’s most popular getaways, it can be hard to sort it all out. Read on for my experience, or scroll down for your ultimate Blue Mountain Canada guide, with a comprehensive list of outdoor activities, tips on where to stay and where to eat in this bustling four-season resort just over two hours north of Toronto. Table of Contents The best Ontario Getaway Our E-bike Experience Blue Mountain hotels Where to eat in Blue Mountain Things to do in Blue Mountain Resort Winter activities Ski and Snowboard Hike N’ Tube Skating on Mill Pond Snowshoe Year-round activities at Blue Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain The Scenic Caves Follow the Apple Pie Trail Explore the Georgian Trail Blue Mountain: things to do … [Read more...] about Things do to in Blue Mountain, Ontario
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By John Hilliard Globe Correspondent February 08, 2019 “Severe” delays of more than 25 minutes have affected parts of the Blue, Green, and Orange lines ahead of the Friday afternoon rush hour because of a power problem, the MBTA said.Eastbound trains on the Green Line’s C and D branches terminate at Kenmore Station, the MBTA said in a tweet around 3 p.m. Riders were told to use westbound B train service to Kenmore to transfer to the C and D branches. Advertisement Some trains may hold at stations, the agency said in an alert on its website around 3:20 p.m. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here MBTA Power Department workers are making repairs at a substation in the North End, agency spokesman … [Read more...] about ‘Severe’ delays on parts of Blue, Green, and Orange lines, MBTA says
Bucking trends The World Champions Rodeo Alliance Windy City Roundup and Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Chicago Invitational bring daring competitors riding bulls and holding on for dear life to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. WCRA: $15-$60; PBR: $20-$350; $15-$25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. WCRA: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11; PBR: 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 Summer planning Get ideas for furnishing your rustic vacation getaways at the 15th annual Lake Home & Cabin Show this weekend at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $12; $5 for kids 5-15. (847) 303-4100 or lakehomeandcabinshow.com. 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 Concertmaster Isabella Lippi is a featured soloist in Elgin Symphony Orchestra concerts featuring Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in Schaumburg and Elgin. Stephen Squires conducts the … [Read more...] about Best bets: Bull riders hold in Rosemont, Billy Gardell plays the Genesee
By Steve Scauzillo | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: December 31, 2018 at 10:00 am | UPDATED: December 31, 2018 at 10:01 pm Watts resident Lexi Casas, 17, takes the Blue Line to her hostess job at a restaurant in Belmont Shore. On Friday, while waiting for a southbound train at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station in South Los Angeles, she was surprised to learn the heavily used line will be closed for upgrades starting Jan. 26 for two, four-month periods. Instead of a one-seat ride, Casas must exit halfway through and board a shuttle bus to reach her workplace in Long Beach. So, like others, she’s considering taking to the freeways. But there’s one problem. Her dad doesn’t trust her driving skills. “I may have to learn how to park,” she said. “Or I get my dad to drive me.” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia had expressed concerns earlier this year that many constituents would simply drive instead of hassling the … [Read more...] about Metro train closures will affect more than 100K daily riders in Long Beach, South Bay and downtown Los Angeles