Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Logan Airport Firefighters are Well-trained, Ready to Respond

June 8, 2011
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Logan Airport Firefighters are Well-trained, Ready to Respond

During spring, summer and fall a mysterious plume of black smoke can sometimes be seen stemming from the airfield at Boston Logan Airport. Not to fear! It’s only Massport’s Fire Rescue Unit training at a specially built area on the airfield that contains a metal aircraft fuselage. In an environmentally safe training area, the...

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Travel Log: Cheap Flights to Europe? There aren’t any

June 8, 2011
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I’m a consumer trying to save money like everyone else so when I was cruising the Internet recently and found a site titled Cheap Flights to Europe, I logged on immediately. The promise that caught my eye was a $680 flight to Europe. As I have a wife and two children and will be...

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Hub-Tokyo Service Set by Japan Airlines

June 8, 2011
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-By Joshua Resnek If you want to book a flight direct to Tokyo from Logan Airport, you will soon have that chance, according to Japan Airlines officials who announced recently that the airline will be flying non-stop to Tokyo from Logan next year. Massachusetts Port Authority officials reacted with excitement over the prospect, which...

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Luck had Nothing to do with Willigan’s Heroics on St. Patrick’s Day

June 8, 2011
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As TSA officers, our mission is to protect the traveling public but also, as TSO Brigid Willigan recently demonstrated, to provide assistance to those in need. And for Brigid, could it be any more appropriate that the assistance she rendered occurred on St. Patrick’s Day? Brigid was on duty at Southwest Checkpoint that day....

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Massport Names David Mackey Interim CEO

May 24, 2011
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Massport Names David Mackey Interim CEO

By Joshua Resnek The Massachusetts Port Authority has named David Mackey, its top lawyer, to lead the agency while it searches for a permanent CEO. Chief Legal Counsel David Mackey, who has been with Massport for longer than a decade, will lead the agency when present CEO Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. leaves on June...

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Travel Log: Categorical Success

May 24, 2011
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Logan International Airport’s air traffic summary for April reveals a 3.9% gain in domestic and international flight operations. Even greater gains, 6.1%, were recorded for domestic and international passengers, according to data released by Massport. Airport flight operations for April totaled 31,142 compared with 28,729 in April, 2010. The year to date figure showed...

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Top-notch Customer Service

May 24, 2011
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Customer Service at Logan Airport is an important part of making the Logan travel experience a pleasant and convenient senario for the thousands of travelers that pass through the airport each day. Logan staff, the airlines and all our tenants make it their business, and a priority, to provide the best customer service possible....

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Point of View: Welcome Attorney David Mackey

May 24, 2011
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Interim Massport CEO Attorney David Mackey is no stranger to the Massport administrative community. In an agency well-known for its litigiousness and close attention to legal details, Mr. Mackey is the bottom line and has been so for almost a decade. Massport is run with great care and with a great deal of reliance...

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Thank You, Mr. Kinton

May 24, 2011
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Mr. Kinton’s tenure at Massport will end on June 1. His 35 – year career with Massport is coming to an end. Logan Airport and Massport are far different places today than they were in 1976 when Mr. Kinton joined the agency. The air travel world has undergone a revolution during that time. Everything...

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Passenger Lanes: Central Park Bowling Alley is a Popular Spot among Tourists, Airport Community

May 24, 2011
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By Cary Shuman Passengers arriving at Boston’s Logan International Airport are only five minutes away from participating in one of the region’s most popular pastimes. Central Park Lanes on Saratoga Street in East Boston is home to candlepin bowling, a sport that is played mostly in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and parts of Canada....

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Flight No.1

May 10, 2011
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Flight No.1

Air Force One taxis on a Logan Airport runway earlier this year.

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Travel Log: Job of all Jobs

May 10, 2011
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Massport seeks to replace its Executive Director Looking for a job? Want to get involved in the fast paced world at Logan Airport? Do you want to run Logan Airport and Massport? Think you’re qualified? If you do, check out the job listing created by Boyden, the global executive search experts who are handling...

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Logan Airfield Safety Project will get Underway on June 1

May 10, 2011
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Airfield improvement projects are routinely completed over the summer construction season at Boston Logan. This construction season and next year’s construction season will be linked. Massport will undertake a major construction project from June to November this year and May to November next year. The project is designed to meet Federal Aviation...

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Soaring Fuel Prices Erasing Profits

May 10, 2011
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-By Joshua Resnek The nation’s airlines are feeling the volatile jump in the price for jet fuel. In fact, the rapidly rising price for jet fuel is wiping out profits at the nation’s biggest airlines, a situation air industry experts claim will spare no one, big or small. With the run-up in the price...

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FSS Team Exceeds the Standards and Wins Top Honors

May 10, 2011
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“Exceeding the Standards with People & Technology” is the tagline of nationwide aviation service provider Flight Services & Systems (“FSS”).  FSS’ team at the Boston Logan International Airport far exceeded the organization’s standard with resounding accolades and was chosen as FSS’ Station of the Year.  Team FSS BOS was chosen amongst twenty-five active airport...

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Dog Days: Linda Ferraro and her Husband Joe Own Popular Dog Training School

May 10, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman Linda Ferraro is a senior administrative assistant at Massport Authority. She has worked at the airport for 30 years. But Linda Ferraro is also one half of the ownership team of K9 Academy New England, one of the fastest-growing dog obedience schools in the region. Ferraro and her husband, Joe Ferraro,...

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Kinton Honored at Logan Hilton

April 12, 2011
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Kinton Honored at Logan Hilton

By Joshua Resnek Massport Executive Director Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. was honored at the East Boston YMCA’s annual breakfast held at the Logan Hilton last week. More than 500 were in attendance. Former State Senator Robert Travaglini presented Kinton with a plaque of appreciation for his 35 years of meritorious service with Massport. “Tom...

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A Little Preparation Can Go a Long Way toward Easing the Stress of Vacation-week Travel

April 12, 2011
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Spring Break usually means travel volume at Logan Airport will be heavier than normal. Thousands of additional passengers will pass through Logan during the vacation break, heading to various destinations. Massport and the rest of the Airport community is planning and preparing for a surge of additional travelers using Logan. The general public can...

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A Great Read – Head’s-up TSA Officer Apprehends

April 12, 2011
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A man with two guns in his carry-on bag attempting to pass through a TSA security checkpoint in Terminal E at Logan Airport was stopped by a sharp eyed TSA officer who detected two images that looked like guns. Shutting down the x-ray machine, and securing the guns inside the x-ray tunnel where no...

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Put Me in Coach — We’re Ready to Fly

April 12, 2011
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Savings of 66% off weekly parking rate at popular Logan Express sites The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is expecting increased passenger travel at Boston Logan International Airport during April as schools close for vacation, the region laces up for the 115th running of the Boston Marathon, and the airport enters its 20 straight month...

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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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