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Archive for March 2013

President Lee Issues Statement on Last Night’s Driver Assault

The mob assault of an MBTA Bus Driver shows the need for the legislature and public safety officials to make prosecuting assaults on public transit workers a priority. The Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 is relieved and thankful that the Bus Driver, attacked in the early morning hours, was not more seriously injured. However…

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MBTA bus driver beaten by mob

Boston Herald | By John Zaremba | Sunday, March 10, 2013 An MBTA bus driver was pummeled by up to 15 attackers while on his route in Dorchester early yesterday, MBTA cops said. The victim, identified as a 53-year-old man, was driving the Route 16 bus on Columbia Road at Geneva Avenue about 1:15 a.m.…

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T’s drivers feel especially vulnerable after attack

Boston Globe | Meghan E. Irons |  March 12, 2013 Though the T has installed surveillance cameras on a third of its buses, and Transit Police sometimes guard the subway, drivers say that is not enough to stop an attack. The weekend mob attack on an MBTA bus driver has shattered a fragile sense of security…

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Teen throws soda can at Green Line driver, misses

Universal Hub | By adamg | 3/27/13 Four teens got into an argument with a Green Line operator around 4:45 p.m. at the BU West Station. The MBTA reports one of them threw a soda can at the driver. He missed, but T police nabbed him and now he faces a court appearance for assault with…

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Gelzinis: Nick Collins a man for all neighborhoods

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 By: Peter Gelzinis Try as I might, I simply cannot imagine my former state senator, William M. Bulger, ever gathering supporters for a standout at the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Bowdoin Street, the ground zero of Boston’s often turbulent inner city. But times change. Nick Collins, the 31-year-old Southie state…

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2013 Scholarship Winners

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The following people have been awarded the 2013 Boston Carmen’s Union Scholarships for $1000.00. We would like to offer our congratulations on the dedication and hard work that they have exhibited throughout their high school years and we wish them the very best in their college pursuits. Neyat Fisehea: She is the daughter…

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Documentary: Taken For A Ride

Why Does America Have the Worst Public Transit in the Industrialized World, and the Most Freeways? Taken for a Ride reveals the tragic and little known story of an auto and oil industry campaign, led by General Motors, to buy and dismantle streetcar lines. Across the nation, tracks were torn up, sometimes overnight, and diesel buses placed…

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Public Transit Public Good Coalition

Today the ATU Mass. Legislative Council met with our Public Transit Public Good Coalition to discuss transit funding and legislation at the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council. Click here to see more photos from the meeting.

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