Day: April 20, 2021

Massachusetts quasi-state agencies clock sky-high pay

Quasi-state agencies — home to pay that tops $700,000 — are viewed as “shrouded in secrecy” with many still not sharing their payrolls with the comptroller’s office.

The Herald has just posted 16 of the quasi wages from the likes of Massport and the Convention Center Authority to pension and housing boards. But at least a dozen more remain in the dark.

“The Legislature should come down very hard and require some level of transparency,” said Greg Sullivan of the Pioneer Institute, a former state inspector general. “These agencies were created for a public purpose, but they consider themselves to be above the rest of the state.”

The top quasi-state is Massport, home to Logan International Airport and Boston’s massive port operation. Top pay there goes to the $403,581 director of aviation. But 644 earned $100,000 or more last year, payroll records show.

Massport has struggled, as have most airports,

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Whip up fresh smoothies for one with a personal blender on sale

Whip up fresh smoothies for one with a personal blender on sale

Whip up fresh smoothies for one with a personal blender on sale

TL;DR: Make personal smoothies, protein shakes, and more with the Homgeek Mini Blender, on sale for $26.95 — a 10% discount — as of April 18.

The cost of a blender might be keeping you from ordering one, but you don’t have to get a heavy-duty machine that takes up too much room in your kitchen to enjoy freshly blended drinks and smoothies. In fact, this one from Homgeek isn’t much bigger than a water bottle and will cost you less than $30.

The beauty of the Homgeek Mini Blender is that when you’re done blending, you can drink right out of the blender jar. It comes with two 600ml bottles as well as travel caps, so you can pack it up and take it with you on the go.

The blender bottles are made from BPA-free

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