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Updated Apr 12, 2015 at 8:28 AM

The absenteeism rate settles whatever questions remained over whether the board of the MBTA should be replaced.According to the special panel named by Gov. Charlie Baker, the average MBTA worker takes 57 days off a year. That includes vacation, sick time, jury duty and family leave – a federally-approved program T workers appear to be systematically exploiting beyond its original purpose. In 2014, T workers were absent more than 11 percent of the time – twice the rate of...

Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 1:06 PM

After forecasts of an historic blizzard, dawn broke across Massachusetts on Tuesday after what Gov. Charlie Baker called a "relatively incident-free night."

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