... Sen. Spilka's leadership team: Creem, Brownsberger, Chandler, Lovely, Barrett, DiDomenico, Rush, Cyr ...... Sen. Michael Rodrigues of Westport tapped by Spilka to chair Ways and Means Committee ...... Lewis takes over for Chang-Diaz as Education Committee chair, with issue at top of early 2019 agenda ...... Sen. Friedman takes leadership of Health Care Financing as lawmakers revisit major health care bill ...... Lynn Democrat Sen. Brendan Crighton to chair Housing Committee as lawmakers explore production bill options ...... Chang-Diaz takes over Marijuana Policy Committee chair from Sen. Jehlen ...... First-term Sens. Comerford to chair Public Health, Rausch Municipalities, and Kennedy Tourism Committee ...... Sen. Eric Lesser takes over Ethics Committee, which Rodrigues chaired last session ...... Brownsberger to chair Redistricting Committee as state prepares for decennial census ...... Baker visiting family in Florida for rest of week ...... Report: cost of traffic congestion, in hours and $$$, higher in Boston than any other city ...... Gas prices fall to 18-month low as MBTA considers hitting riders with another round of fare hikes ...... Business confidence in Massachusetts slips to lowest level since October 2016 ...... Baker ending February with trip to NGA winter meetings, address to Boston Chamber of Commerce ...... Mass. Lottery poised to open new headquarters in Dorchester on Feb. 19 ...... Boston-area tunnels, highway systems need $1.6 billion in work ...... Warren officially launches presidential bid and Moulton says he's thinking about getting in the race ...... ...
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PLAYER SCHEDULES PLAY BIG ROLE IN PARADE TIMING, MAYOR SAYS

By Chris Lisinski
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 7, 2019....Despite all the celebratory confetti and beer cans on display at the New England Patriots victory parade on Tuesday, an undercurrent of frustration ran among less-enthusiastic commuters who had their usual routines disrupted by record crowds.


Boston Police estimated that 1.5 million people attended the Patriots rolling rally on Tuesday. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

Some, including former state transportation secretary Jim Aloisi, took to the public with a suggested change: require all such celebrations, whether for the Patriots or the Red Sox or any other team, to be held on weekends when roads and railways won't also need to accommodate weekday rush hours.


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