Archive for August, 2009

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August 19, 2009

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MBTA will host workshops to discuss possible cuts and fare increases

August 11, 2009

UPDATE:  Governor Patrick has canceled all workshops and hearings until a review of the MBTA’s finances is complete.  The report is to be completed by November 1, 2009.  More info to come as it is made available.

Original Post – 7/24:

The MBTA will host a series of public workshops leading up to a hearing on the subject of fare increases and potential cuts.  Below are is a list of locations and dates for the hearing and workshops.   I encourage residents of Arlington and West Medford to attend thses events.   Right now, I plan to attend the Somerville workshop on the 13th and the hearing in Boston on the 27th.

Contact me for possible dates and locations you would like to attend.

MBTA Hearing Schedule

Governor Patrick in Arlington

August 7, 2009

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Yesterday, Representative Garballey joined Governor Patrick, Senator Donnelly, Public Safety officials, and others at the Central Fire Station in Arlington to help announce Governor Patrick’s new federal funding plan. The stimulus plan targets Fire Departments across Massachusetts in an attempt to re-hire personnel that were laid off due to recent budget cuts. The plan includes $20 million in federal funds, a portion of which will also go to the police departments. In Massachusetts alone 112 firefighters and 118 police officers have been laid off due to recent budget cuts. Representative Garballey wants to thank Governor Patrick for coming to Arlington and looks forward to continuing work on the economic recovery.