Belmont residents won't have to go far to lodge their next complaint concerning the operations at Logan Airport or about those low-flying planes and helicopters heading to Hanscom Field.
Sources in state government leaked that Candleberry Lane resident Thomas Glynn will be named Massport's next director, according to the Boston Globe.
Currently a lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University – yet another Belmont resident closely associated with or teaching at the Kennedy School – Glynn worked for 14 years until 2010 at Partners HealthCare as Chief Operating Officer, was general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the deputy commissioner of the state's public welfare agency and a Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor in President Clinton's administration.
Massport operates Boston Logan International Airport, Bedford's Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport in addition to the the public terminals in the Port of Boston.
Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority – no state taxes are used to operate the agency – whose transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities.