Monthly Archives: March 2011

Jet Fuel Prices Continue to Soar

March 31, 2011
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Jet Fuel Prices Continue to Soar

-By Joshua Resnek For the short term and perhaps extending into the long term, prices for jet fuel and resulting higher air fares appear certain for travelers already planning their summer vacations. With jet fuel hovering at $134 barrel near to the end of March, the only way is up for airline ticket prices,...

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Massport does not Use State Taxes

March 31, 2011
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The Massachusetts Port Authority was established by the State Legislature in 1959 to help bolster the State’s economy without the use of taxpayers dollars. The bill calls for Massport to generate its own revenue sources through fees and charges relating to usage of the Authority’s facilities. Since its inception, the Authority has generated...

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Travel Log – New Procedures for Air Traffic Controllers

March 31, 2011
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It is hard to imagine an air traffic controller falling asleep while on the job in the main control tower at Reagan National Airport. Even more impossible to believe is that two jet liners landed without assistance while the controller apparently took a snooze. This is exactly what occurred on Wednesday, March 23. There...

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TSA officers help family and dignitaries Pay their Final Respects to Mr. Shriver

March 31, 2011
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By Nantucket TSO Mary Salem The world lost an American peace builder, political leader and activist on Jan. 18 with the passing of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. Mourners came from all walks of life to a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Md., followed by a wake and burial...

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Gaff Skates to a National Championship

March 31, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman Kyleigh Gaff has in her possession what college athletes pursue at the start of every season: a national championship. Gaff and her teammates on the Miami (Ohio) University synchronized skating collegiate team outpointed 11 other collegiate teams and one independent team to win the national title in Ontario, California. It’s the...

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When the President Comes to Town

March 15, 2011
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When the President Comes to Town

This includes weather and wind reports, runway and taxing routes, airfield security sweeps, designated parking for Air Force One and security checks and designated areas for guests and media who have ramp side access at guest and media locations. During the president’s recent visit, Massport’s Rudy Chiarello was Massport’s pointman for airfield operations. Logan’s...

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Appreciation:Thomas Butler

March 15, 2011
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Appreciation:Thomas Butler

Massport’s director  of government and community affairs -By Joshua Resnek Massport lost one of its most popular and influential leaders with the death of Thomas Butler, the well liked and highly respected director of government and community affairs. Mr. Butler, one of Massport’s most endearing public voices since first coming here in 1987, had...

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Q&A: George Naccara

March 15, 2011
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Q&A: George Naccara

George Naccara is currently serving as the Federal Security Director for the Transportation Administration (TSA) under the Department of Homeland Security at Logan International Airport. He holds a Masters Degree from Central Michigan University and was a Research Fellow in National Security at Harvard. He is a Coast Guard Academy graduate. He served in...

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Convention Centers Earn ‘Gold’ Designations from International Assoc.

March 15, 2011
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The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center have both earned a rare gold standard from the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), making them only the fourth and fifth convention centers in North America and the 14th and 15th worldwide to have been awarded this top...

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When the President Comes to Town

March 15, 2011
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Staff Report When Air Force 0ne comes to Boston and lands at Logan Airport, it is the result of two to three days of intensive planning and the successful culmination of complex security arrangements that are coordinated down to the last detail. President Barack Obama’s trip to Boston and his landing and departure from...

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