Good morning Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
I was on Facebook and noticed that Congressman Jim McGovern took Mayor Joe Curtatone on a trip to Central America. Mayor Joe struck me as a strange travel companion, maybe because I don’t see what he could accomplish during the visit, so I looked into him.
I noticed a couple articles that you published about him last year involving racketeering, the shutting down of a McGrath Highway off-ramp, and an FBI investigation. I was wondering if you had any updates.
Has the off-ramp reopened?
How are the effective businesses are faring now?
What’s the status of the FBI investigation?
What’s his connection to the housing project?
I can only assume that if Joe is going to Central America with Congressman Jim, he must have his eye on a more important and powerful role in government (maybe Warren’s seat as she runs for POTUS?). If that’s the case, I think these are things that the public should be more knowledgeable about.
In any case, thank you for your initial reporting on this.
Answers to your questions:
Has the off-ramp reopened? Answer:No
How are the effected businesses are faring now? Answer: Businesses is failing, big impact on them.
What’s the status of the FBI investigation? Answer:The FBI move at their own pace but they are moving and thoroughly as well.
What’s his connection to the housing project? Answer:Mayor Joe has his hand in everything.