BOSTON Redevelopment Authority chief Mark Maloney is calling it quits just when the commercial real estate market is starting to percolate. Mayor Menino, a chronic procrastinator when it comes to Cabinet appointments, risks missing a long-awaited development cycle if he fails to move quickly in naming a replacement... It is also the right time for a BRA director with a stronger knowledge and commitment to city planning. Boston would benefit especially from a redevelopment chief who can match wits with land-hungry research universities.
The temperate Maloney was a good match for the times. The next director will need a tougher approach to the city -- and its mayor.