Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday defended his administration’s choice of a new general manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, saying he is confident in Luis Ramirez’s ability to lead the transit agency despite financial problems at a company Ramirez recently led as chief executive. “I’m quite confident in Luis’s ability to both do the job and to succeed mightily in doing it.
The Park Street and Boylston subway stations will close at noon Saturday, until crowds disperse from the “Boston Free Speech” rally and counter-protests on Boston Common this afternoon. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority decided to close the two historic stations Saturday morning “for public safety reasons” and “out of an abundance of caution” after discussions with law enforcement officials, said Jacquelyn Goddard a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.
Luis Ramirez might want to tweak his resumé. The newly hired general manager of the MBTA got the job on the strength of his business credentials, “a successful and seasoned executive with a proven track record at leading complex organizations through transformation and change,” in the words of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack. Part of Ramirez’s track record was his tenure as chief executive of a Dallas energy company, Global Power Equipment Group, from 2012 to 2015.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".