In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have a short piece about a little-known $126 million that the Commonwealth is about to send to the city. The money will go directly into a pension fund, without passing through the General Fund, leaving some to wonder whether at least a portion could have been used to bolster the budget that is about to de-fund branch libraries, community centers, and other staff and services.
Here's the story:
READ: More for Moneybags? Boston
tucks away a $125 million windfall