Expert warned lights a danger
Sounded alert 2 weeks before public was told
A senior state engineer warned that faulty overhead lights in the Big Dig tunnel system were a “big deal’’ that threatened public safety more than two weeks before transportation officials informed the public, according to internal e-mails released yesterday.
But only the Herald had this:
State paid $4.5M for Big Dig light inspection
The Patrick administration spent $4.5 million on an inspection company that failed to spot the corroding light casing that crashed onto the Big Dig roadway Feb. 8 — a company state officials said yesterday they plan to continue to use, even as the debacle cost one highway official his job.
Score one for the Herald.
Also in Saturday’s Boston Daily Newspaper Bakeoff (pat. pending):
Reports of former Boston mayor/Vatican ambassador Ray Flynn’s South Boston home being burglarized.
Flynn’s S. Boston home burglarized
Fiends rob Raymond Flynn of a lifetime of memories