CommonWealth Beacon digs up new info on the saga of the nine MBTA officials the Globe wrote lived well out of the T district when, in fact, only six of them did: The Globe had to print corrections and fired the reporter, whom state and MBTA flacks knew was working on the story and knew the names of the officials yet refused to answer the reporter's calls for comment:
"Hi Michele," Pesaturo responded. "MassDOT has directed us to ignore the Globe’s questions."
CommonWealth reports that MassDOT declined to answer its questions on why it declined to answer Globe reporter Andrea Estes's questions.
Dan Kennedy says the CommonWealth story raises more questions of its own, such as why the Globe decided to terminate Estes, a longtime investigative reporter who recently got hired as a reporter at a Plymouth news startup - by an editor who was a longtime Globe editor.