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BRA bloodletting begins

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s long-anticipated overhaul has begun with the layoffs of 14 people at the city agency.

And this is just the start, we assume. The unit eliminated yesterday — a business and economic development division created only last year — was easily expendable. The BRA’s job is real estate re-development, not new economic and business development.

It was classic bureaucratic mission creep to add that new unit to the BRA.