Jim Aloisi is turning out to be a liability for the Patrick Administration as well as for his old neighborhood. His latest episode of jamming his foot in his mouth came when he posted on a political blog and then had to retract his statement the following day.
Meanwhile, Aloisi -- born and raised in East Boston -- seems content to allow tunnel tolls to be raised on residents of this neighborhood. So far he hasn't lifted a finger to undo the proposed changes, which are scheduled to go into effect on March 29. If the governor or his transportation secretary believe that the cancellation of the residential exemption program is justified then why haven't they countered the arguments made by City Councilor Sal LaMattina in his open letter a couple weeks ago?
Sure, it may seem to some that we are whining about paying an amount that would still be less than the actual toll; however, the original agreement was that Eastie residents would be permanently exempt from the toll. That was a promise from the state to the citizens of this neighborhood. We are now being betrayed -- and one of our own has a hand in it. Et tu, Aloisi?