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2011-03-07 16:26:00

Mack: "Florida does not need its version of the 'Big Dig!'" WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) today commended Governor Rick Scott for rejecting the $2.4 billion in big government project spending being forced on the state by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. Below is the text of the letter: March 7, 2011 The Honorable Rick Scott, Governor State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399 Dear Governor Scott, I commend you...

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By Daniel Barbarisi The team of Chan Kreiger Sieniewicz, of Cambridge, gets three months to craft a marketing analysis and proposal. PROVIDENCE -- The state and city plan to announce today that they have hired a Cambridge, Mass., firm to devise a plan for selling the 19.2 acres of developable land that will be uncovered when a stretch of Route 195 is moved south of the hurricane barrier. The chance to build fresh on new land in the middle of the city has drawn national attention from...

2008-06-24 18:02:42

Modern Continental Corp., the largest contractor in a multi-billion-dollar Boston tunnel project has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court documents show. he bankruptcy filing was submitted four days after the state filed 49 criminal charges against the company for shoddy workmanship, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. Many expected and feared Modern would file for bankruptcy, which could allow it to pay pennies on the dollar on fines. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has already...

2006-10-24 18:02:00

By CASEY ROSS After repeatedly bashing safety oversight by the Big Dig's top management consultant, the Romney administration quietly tapped the controversial firm to inspect repairs of the Interstate 90 ceiling system that collapsed and killed a woman in July, the Herald has learned. A spokesman for Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff said the firm has been conducting daily field inspections of remedial work inside the I-90 Seaport connector tunnel - essentially the same role it played before...

2006-08-30 18:23:29

BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in Boston on Wednesday said they had charged an electrical contractor who had worked on the city's troubled "Big Dig" tunnel contract with overbilling for work on the project. The indictment is the first handed down since Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a 2008 Republican presidential hopeful, ordered a "stem to stern" review of the $15 billion roadway, America's costliest public works project, following a July 10 ceiling collapse that killed a...

2006-08-29 17:38:15

BOSTON (Reuters) - The family of a woman killed when slabs of cement fell from the ceiling of Boston's "Big Dig" highway tunnel project filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and contractors. The husband and eldest daughter of Milena Del Valle, 38, who was killed when a 3-ton portion of tunnel ceiling fell on her car on July 10, blamed "reckless" and "negligent" construction in the suit. They did not specify the amount of damages...

2006-08-16 15:24:43

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took formal control on Wednesday of Boston's scandal-plagued "Big Dig" highway project, naming an engineering firm to conduct a 90-day review of problems in the tunnel where a ceiling collapse last month killed a woman. Romney said that structural engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois -- which has worked on disaster recovery projects including the World Trade Center after the...

2006-08-08 17:34:43

BOSTON (Reuters) - A busy stretch of Boston's "Big Dig" highway tunnel system where a woman died when a concrete ceiling panel crushed her car four weeks ago will reopen at midnight on Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said. The part being reopened is the ramp that connects Boston to its airport through the Ted Williams Tunnel, Romney said. "It will be a clear way to get to the airport from the south," Romney told a news conference. Other sections of the 7.8-mile tunnel system,...

2006-08-04 14:13:52

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will review repairs made to a busy stretch of Massachusetts' "Big Dig" highway system after a fatal accident to determine when the tunnel can be reopened to all traffic, the state's governor said on Friday. Gov. Mitt Romney said state work crews have anchored huge ceiling ventilation fans and lashed cables around them after engineers discovered they might tear away. Similarly, the bolt and epoxy fasteners used to secure ceiling panels like the...

2006-07-27 14:42:21

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The director of Boston's "Big Dig" highway tunnel program agreed on Thursday to resign, two weeks after a tunnel ceiling collapsed and killed a motorist. Matthew Amorello stepped down as chairman and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, hours before a hearing called by the state's governor to oust him was set to begin. Amorello came under fire after a 3-ton portion of the tunnel ceiling collapsed on July 10, killing a...


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