Daily Archives: April 12, 2011

Air France Plane Clips Boston Plane At JFK

Published April 12, 2011

A giant Air France Airbus hit a smaller commuter plane from Boston while taxiing on a runway at New York’s JFK Airport last night. You thought your commute was bad.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene of the crash, but there were no injuries, according to a FAA spokesman. The Associated Press obtained audio from JFK’s control towers — it’s a cool listen. CNN also just happened to have a reporter on the Paris-bound plane.

It’s not as if it’s easy to miss the smaller plane — it holds about 70 passengers. The Airbus is the largest commercial passenger jet, though.

The Acela quiet car to New York looks more appealing by the day.

Tuesday Morning: A Historic Health Care Anniversary

Published April 12, 2011

Five years ago today, former Gov. Mitt Romney signed the health care reform law that transformed the industry and catapulted the state into the forefront of the health insurance debate.

Romoney announced yesterday , to the surprise of no one, that he’d formed a committee to explore the possibility of another presidential run. He and his staff made the low-key announcement on twitter and in a YouTube video.

Ellen Zane, CEO of Tufts Medical Center, said yesterday that she’d hire replacement nurses if the hospital’s nurses vote to strike. The nurses’ contracts expired in December, they’ll vote on whether to authorize a strike on Thursday.

Next time you’re in prison, you might want to skip lunch. Remember the controversy over the out-of-date school food? The Department of Education donated thousands of cases of expired food to state prisons, according to the Globe.

The Celtics will face the Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs after finishing third in the Eastern Conference. That series will start Saturday. They’ll also play the Knicks at home on Wednesday in the meaningless regular season finale.

What we’re following: We’ll continue to report on the New Hampshire journalist being held in Libya, background checks in schools and the Cape Cod camp sexual abuse allegations. Radio Boston will dive into your trash and examine how we recycle.