January 25, 2018
Story John Lynds – Revere Journal Staff
With a major international airport, highway, toll plaza and the MBTA Blue Line in his district it made sense for Senate President Harriette Chandler to appoint Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), who represents East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, the North End and part of Cambridge as the new Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation. Former Senator Tom McGee previously held the post until he resigned his seat upon winning election as the mayor of the City of Lynn.
Senator Boncore has served as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Transportation and has taken lead on issues related to MBTA privatization and transit-oriented housing development. Senator Eric Lesser (D – Longmeadow) was appointed to as the committee’s Vice Chair.