UMass Boston is considering selling or leasing the Bayside Exposition Center to make up for some costly repairs desperately needed by the university. This may work out for UMass Boston, but how are the surrounding neighborhoods reacting to the potential sale? Also, a Brockton city planner asks for a waiver from the city's residency ordinance because his government salary can longer cover his expenses, which include living in the city of Brockton. Plus, why is the Springfield Police Department continuing to stand by an officer who has failed three drug tests? All that and more on this week's local news roundtable!
- Gin Dumcius, Statehouse reporter for MassLive. Follow Gin on Twitter.
- Jennifer Smith, news editor for the Dorchester Reporter. Follow Jennifer on Twitter.
- Mike Deehan, Massachusetts State House reporter for WGBH News. Follow Mike on Twitter.
Stories we discussed on this week's roundtable
- MassLive: MBTA's plan for free late night bus service sees setback, but agency chief still wants to make it work
- Dorchester Reporter: Elected officials keep close watch on UMass Bayside plans
- MassLive: Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman Stephen Crosby expresses interest in becoming head of UMass Boston
- The Enterprise: Brockton employee making $59,000: I can’t afford to live here
- MassLive: Springfield police officer flunks 2 drug tests, attempts fake urine sample and stays on the job
- Dorchester Reporter: From the Morrissey re-design mailbag: ‘Let’s get this going!’
- Dorchester Reporter: Editorial: Better coordination is needed when Morrissey floods