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Thursday, August 3, 2006

Balser 2, Romney 0


Repairs to the wrought iron railings of Echo Bridge are now fully funded after State Representative Ruth Balser convinced enough of her colleagues to override Governor Mitt Romney's veto.

Both houses of the state Legislature voted last week by the necessary two-thirds margin to restore $250,000 in repair funds for the popular walking spot.

Balser, a Democrat who represents the southern half of the city, was also able to secure $40,000 for the continuing study of Newton Centre by convincing lawmakers to override another gubernatorial veto.

She said the money would help Newton Centre Task Force members analyze parking, transportation, and economic development issues.

-- Connie Paige

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