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End of road for Mass. Pike board

Some celebrate, others lament agency’s fate

James Aloisi Jr. (center), the departing transportation secretary, said yesterday that time will redeem the Turnpike Authority’s legacy. “It will take a generation or more before people can reflect on it objectively,’’ he said. James Aloisi Jr. (center), the departing transportation secretary, said yesterday that time will redeem the Turnpike Authority’s legacy. “It will take a generation or more before people can reflect on it objectively,’’ he said. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
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By Peter Schworm
Globe Staff / October 16, 2009

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Massachusetts Turnpike Authority director Jeffrey B. Mullan presented a framed compilation of road signs to board members as thanks for their service, noting they were produced at “limited cost’’ to the debt-riddled government agency. Board maverick Mary Z. Connaughton penned a 12-stanza poem for the occasion, a lighthearted, rhythmic ode to the authority’s checkered history, as fellow members fidgeted with ... (Full article: 1010 words)

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