Wicked Local Halifax – By Rick Holmes on May 17, 2015
Candidate Charlie Baker ran for governor promising to bring a weed-whacker to Beacon Hill. As it turned out, he should have brought a snowplow.
Whatever the tool and whatever the weather, Baker was where he wanted to be: on the ground, fixing a problem, making sure things are done right.
He was talking to local officials about what they needed to get their streets dug out. He was rounding up snow removal equipment and purchasing ice-melters. He made fixing a stalled transit system his business, and before the snow was cleared both the MBTA and the Commuter Rail were under new management.