Bobby Constantino reads Tom Menino is going for another term and lists several reasons why he won't be voting for Menino this fall, starting with the case of a restaurant owner who can't open because the Fire Department inspector simply refuses to show up:
... Each time they call to check the status they are told, "He will get there when he gets there," as if his opening and precious profits are a trivial nuisance to the city. You see, Boston is a club, and our business owner is not in it. So, despite his understandable eagerness to open, he is ignored. And he can't even speak out about it because he worries he may never open if he does.
Meanwhile, across town, as our business owner hourly loses profits, the city's inspectors are harassing Mayoral Candidate Sam Yoon for site violations, as if that is a better use of time than granting an inspection to a small business owner trying to boost a flagging economy.
This is Menino's Boston, the city at its worst, where insiders get rewarded and everyone else, including the little guy, gets screwed. Where part-time Licensing Board members make $85-100k and streetworkers that are saving kids' lives can barely afford to eat. ...