I was just at a Mayor's meet and greet in the Back Bay and someone asked him about the Paul McCann story in the Globe this morning. He said that he had the contract canceled. Shirley Kressel asked him "So you have the power to cancel BRA contracts?" and he responded "I told the BRA director to cancel the contract."
As if we didn't need any more evidence that the Mayor has direct control over the BRA this is it.
I hope to have video of this later. I asked the Mayor if I may ask him a questions and he said "no, buddy." So much for the open, transparent Mayor.