Connolly Rails on Boston Redevelopment Authority and Menino

Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate John Connolly had some harsh words for the Boston Redevelopment Authority and outgoing Mayor Thomas Menino.

“Although we have thrived from a development perspective, we are trapped in a system that puts the focus on who you know rather than the merit of your project,” Connolly said at a candidates forum, according to the Boston Herald. “That’s what we need to break and that’s the transparency — we need transparent decision-making within the BRA.”

Connolly made the comments during a development-oriented candidates’ forum hosted by the Boston Society of Architects on Wednesday morning.

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