Week In Review: MBTA, Boston 2024 Leadership, Missing BPL Prints

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This week, we saw New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft trade in righteous indignation for surrender, as he accepted the NFL punishment for "deflate gate."

We saw Gov. Charlie Baker get his way with the Senate, which approved his plan for new oversight of the troubled MBTA. We saw a change in leadership of Boston 2024, the group that's struggled to sell the idea of bringing the Olympics to Boston.

And we learned that two priceless prints disappeared, either mislaid or stolen, from the Boston Public Library.


Jim Stergios, executive director of Pioneer Institute. He tweets @JimStergios.

Dante Ramos, columnist for the op-ed page of The Boston Globe. He tweets @danteramos.


Radio Boston: Littlefield On Robert Kraft, Bruins GM, New England Revolution

  • "He said his team did nothing wrong. He said he believed his star quarterback. He issued a 20,000 word rebuttal and demanded the NFL apologize. He was full of righteous indignation and fighting mad — but this week, Robert Kraft surrendered."

WBUR: Mass. Senate OKs Fiscal Control Board For MBTA

  • "The Senate shortly after midnight Friday morning unanimously passed a $38.1 billion budget plan for the fiscal year that begins in July after Democrats and Republicans came together over a compromise to put the MBTA under the authority of financial control board."

WBUR: Boston 2024 Shakes Up Leadership

Radio Boston: The Mystery Of The Missing Prints

  • "Two prints, one of Adam and Eve by Albrecht Dürer and the other a self-portrait by Rembrandt, have disappeared from the library’s collection. Normally they’re stored, along with the library’s 200,000 other pieces, in a room closed to the public. Fewer than 20 library staff have access to that print room and people who want to see the art are monitored, in a special viewing room."

This segment aired on May 22, 2015.


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