BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - December 27, 2013

 

  • Menino transit aide takes state post: Thomas J. Tinlin will become chief of operations and maintenance for the state's roads and highways, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced.Eric Moskowitz reports.

 

  • Sometimes, the system works: Cases like that of Jeremiah Oliver, the missing boy from Fitchburg, become a symbol of dysfunction, but one little girl is a reminder that the foster care system can help children. Columnist Joanna Weiss details.