Menino's machine & the BC Task Force

Here's an A/B nugget from today's Globe story aobut Menino's political operation:

Menino runs a well-tuned political machine, powered by zeal - The Boston Globe
"Kineavy has also used his position to help the city manage neighborhood dissent. In 1996, he disbanded the Allston Brighton Boston College Community Relations Task Force, which was sharply questioning the college’s expansion plans. He sought to replace it with a panel whose chairman he would appoint, saying he needed to rid the board of “people from outside the neighborhood’’ who were “controlling the group.’’"

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