By Howie Carr | [email protected] | Boston HeraldJuly 18, 2019 at 7:26 pm “Keep a lid on things.” That’s the motto of the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker, we have learned this week. Given the relentless drumbeat of scandals — MBTA, RMV, DCF, state police, etc. — Tall Deval et al. may very well need a bigger lid, very soon, but at least they’ve got a plan. Keep a lid on things. The catchphrase is included in a lawsuit filed this week by Tall Deval’s ex-driver, Robert McGinn, who was rewarded for his pro-bono campaign services with a $133,000-a-year job as chief of the Environmental Police. McGinn’s boss was Matt Beaton, the $156,000-a-year Energy & Environmental Affairs Secretary, a former state rep from Shrewsbury, which is Ground Zero of the Republican hackerama in Massachusetts — more on that later. McGinn is suing the state, claiming he was fired last fall for not fixing speeding tickets and generally not … [Read more...] about Hard to keep a lid on juicy claims in lawsuit
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IN 2009, the GAA moved to put an end to pitch invasions by supporters. The perceived wisdom at the time was that for Gaelic sports to be internationalised, they must mirror etiquette displayed by other international sports and pitch invasions were too primal for airing on a global stage. Of course it was also at a time when health and safety had gone mad. I'd never heard of anyone being injured running onto a pitch to congratulate or commiserate their friends in all my early years, that is, until 2010. When the final whistle blew on March 17 and Crossmaglen Rangers won their fifth All-Ireland Club title, the customary pitch invasion began. The first person to enter the pitch was man-handled in a way befitting of a black card offence. As he fell to the floor, the squeals of pain could be heard over the roaring crowd. No-one else was prevented from entering the pitch on that day after that event. We later found out he broke his leg in the collision, which was ironic given the stewards … [Read more...] about John McEntee: Can GAA keep a lid on emotions?
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To reduce size, builders are including fewer bedrooms and skipping the three-car garages, the latest builder survey's show."Nearly half of all new homes in the year 2015 had four bedrooms or more," Quint said. "It's moderated a little bit."Surveying buyers, the builders say that most of them want a house with a median size of about 2,066 square feet."We are building homes that are still significantly larger than what the average buyer wants," Quint said. When the National Association of Home Builders surveyed potential homebuyers, it found that they want clean clothes and dirty dogs.Laundry rooms were at the top of buyers' "must-have" list. But pet washing stations were among features most buyers turned their noses up at. Outdoor kitchens, laminate countertops and media rooms were also on their "don't want" lists."Buyers remain tilted to single-family detached homes," Quint said. "Seventy-seven percent said they'd like to buy that kind of house."Sixty-four percent of … [Read more...] about Builders are shrinking U.S. homes to keep a lid on costs
Martin Crutsinger, Ap Economics Writer Updated 11:19 am PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington DC. With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be looking to hear Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed’s rate hikes could last a while. less FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington DC. With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo, Federal … [Read more...] about Fed keeps key rate unchanged and pledges to be ‘patient’