5 Things: New MBTA GM, Staples Closings

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New MBTA General Manager Selected: The long-vacant job of MBTA general manager has finally been filled. Transportation officials chose Beverly Scott, CEO of the Atlanta transit system. Scott will be the first African-American woman to lead the MBTA, according to the Boston Globe. Her salary will be $220,000, according to an announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Minuteman to Medford Bus to Arrive Earlier: Students from Medford attending Minuteman High School won't be have a lengthy wait for the bus after school anymore, according to Medford school officials. Starting Oct. 1, a bus will arrive at the Lexington-based public regional high school at 2:30 p.m. -- the end of the school day -- to transport students home to Medford, according to an annoucement from the school deparment Tuesday. Starting this school year, Minuteman students from Medford originally had to wait until 3:30 p.m. for a bus home after funding for transportation to the school was cut by the Medford School Department.

Weather: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s are expected today, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 30 percent chance of rain tomorrow.

Staples Closing Dozens of Stores: Office supply company Staples will close 30 of its North American stores to try and boost revenue. The company, headquartered in Framingham, Mass., didn't say which stores would be shuttered. It employs 88,000 workers worldwide. The chain operates a Copy and Print Staples on Main Street in Medford.

Where Should A Crosswalk Be Added in Medford?: Earlier this month, Medford Patch asked you where in the city drivers ignore stop signs most. Now, we ask a new question: Where should a crosswalk be added in Medford?


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