It really makes me physically nauseous to read stuff like this:
Her title was chief of staff, but she had no staff and reported to no one. That did not prevent Carol Aloisi from collecting a $60,000 State House salary for six months, until a state representative found her – literally – sitting in his new office and put her to work.
Aloisi, the sister of state Transportation Secretary James Aloisi Jr., was assigned in August by House leaders to the onetime office of former state representative Rachel Kaprielian months after Kaprielian had vacated her post to head up the state Registry of Motor Vehicles.
The idea that Jim Aloisi (pre- Sec. of Transportation) had nothing to do with this would really stretch credibility, wouldn't it? Between this and Mr. Aloisi's own impolitic behavior, maybe the idea of hiring a Big Dig Culture dude to dismantle the Big Dig Culture hasn't really worked out so well just yet. The Patrick administration's political skills and approaches need to have a thorough evaluation.
As for DiMasi — or whomever put Ms. Aloisi in her “job” — good riddance.