Archive for December 2011

MBTA to Weigh Fare Hikes and Service Cuts

Friday, 30 Dec 2011 – Kyle Cheney – State House News Service BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – State transportation officials will hold more than 20 meetings on proposals for MBTA fare hikes and service cuts, the Patrick administration disclosed Friday, offering the clearest insight yet on a process that T Chief

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Mattapan High Speed Line Trolley Driver Punched

By Amanda Cedrone – Boston Globe – Dec. 21, 2011 A trolley driver on the Mattapan High Speed Line was brought to the hospital Tuesday after he was hit in the face by a 17-year-old, officials said. Tyron Higgins of Roxbury was taken into custody by MBTA Transit Police Tuesday afternoon for punching the driver…

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Governor Patrick Signs Senate Bill 2066

On November 21, 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed Senate Bill 2066 restoring some collective bargaining rights that had been removed in the 2010 Transportation Reform Law. The Bill, sponsored by State Representatives Nick Collins and Martin Walsh, passed the House 155-0 and was enacted in the State Senate on November 16, 2011.

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Local 589 Supports “Fill-A-Bus” Toy Drive for Boston Area Kids

The Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 donated toys to the MBTA’s “Fill-A-Bus” 11th Annual Toy Drive that concluded on December 16th. The toy collection effort benefits disadvantaged children through donations to three Boston area community programs. The “Fill-A-Bus campaign has grown over the years and Local 589 has been a regular supporter of the program.

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Christmas Party

Join your union brothers and sisters for the Boston Carmen’s Union Annual Christmas Party with food, music and fun! When: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 from 8pm-11:30pm Where: Boston Teachers Union, 180 Mount Vernon Street  Boston, MA 02125 Note:  No admittance without an official Union ID.

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Supporting Our Friends

Thousands of firefighters from the across the country are expected to take part in this Thursday’s funeral for Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr., the Worcester firefighter who died in an Arlington Street blaze last week.  The Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589 is proud, along with MBTA transit officials, to be coordinating transportation for firefighters traveling…

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