Thurs., July 14
The Financial Watchdog that Won't Roll Over
Remember the filing department in the peculiar, low ceiling office on Floor 7½ in "Being John Malkovich"? Turns out Boston has its own oddball workspace: The office of the Boston Finance Commission. Boston Phoenix reporter Chris Faraone describes it as a space where two men labor, overseeing the comings and goings of virtually every dollar that make up the city’s $2.4 billion budget. This hour we look at how this understaffed, under-funded commission manages to save the city millions by rooting out municipal waste and corruption.