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Comment on: Winter is gone, but commuter rail?s problems continue
Posted 06/10/2015 08:40:23 EDT
It's been at least two decades since I've been on a commuter rail train, but I remember the trains back then (same trains used today?) were not built to accommodate standees, that is, there was nothin more »
Comment on: Bernie Sanders gains momentum in Iowa
Posted 06/01/2015 08:24:21 EDT
It can be quite a spectator sport! more »
Comment on: Affluent teens gets jobs easier, study finds
Posted 05/28/2015 10:14:08 EDT
An article covering similar ground, but on the post-college front, was published this week in the Atlantic. The undue advantages some groups have over others is disturbing but hardly surprising or new more »
Comment on: Faneuil Hall street performers balk at new fees
Posted 05/11/2015 09:11:13 EDT
Or, they might not pay taxes because they don't make enough $$. more »
Comment on: Historic winters have delighted, frustrated and imperiled
Posted 03/16/2015 10:11:26 EDT
It's always fun to look at the old front pages (and the cover prices!). But now I have to get ahold of the rest of the "Golden Age of the Net?" article from the March 8, 1996 issue . . . more »
Comment on: Smoke-filled train creates chaotic scene on Red Line
Posted 01/29/2015 09:21:00 EST
Alternatively, the prospect of an Olympics here could force the MBTA to accomplish long-overdue updates and enhancements to stations, equipment, and service. #WhenYouDreamDreamBig more »
Comment on: Tips on coping with the wintry blast
Posted 01/07/2015 07:21:18 EST
We live in the good ol' non metric U S of A. Why on earth does the temperature map give us readings only in Celcius? Is there a way to toggle the readings? more »
Comment on: Married for at least 50 years, whatâs their secret? How do you stay married for half a century?
Posted 12/09/2014 08:22:27 EST
Incentive for marital longevity: Free cake at the Taj! more »
Comment on: Roche Bros. looking to locate in Somervilleâs Davis Square - North - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/28/2014 09:26:52 EDT
They may be referring to the Stop & Shop on the corner of Broadway and ABP, where Johnny's Foodmaster used to be. more »
Comment on: After âUse Yah Blinkah,â Cambridge warns bike riders to âBe Wicked Smaahtâ - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/20/2014 09:35:45 EDT
Boy, this cutesy self-deprecation is getting old and annoying really fast . . . more »
Comment on: Frame by Frame: âOld Man Playing Solitaire,â by Duane Hanson - Theater & art - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/08/2013 01:19:00 EDT
Hm. What's that in his chest pocket?
Comment on: Ladies, youâve got to bag the Bag - Boston.com
Posted 08/26/2013 12:51:37 EDT
I don't care what this article implies about handbags. I still want this one: http://youtu.be/_FgTCbS6WBM
As MP says, "Never judge anything by their appearance!"
Comment on: Avoid the hot neighborhoods
Posted 08/02/2013 03:27:52 EDT
I do take a train to and from Alewife every day, but I consider Red Line trains subway trains. At least in the Boston area, I'd assume "commuter train" is synonymous with "commuter rail." Oh, well.
Posted 08/02/2013 01:58:15 EDT
Wait . . . there's a commuter train in Arlington??
Comment on: Wants to sell but fearful of buying
Posted 03/29/2013 02:40:47 EDT
I've seen plenty of listings that included the contingency of the seller finding his or her next home before closing the deal. Has anyone been involved in this type of transaction?
Comment on: Heavier snow now moving into area - Weather Wisdom - Boston.com
Posted 02/08/2013 02:07:22 EST
Is it me, or is the snow (in Arlington, MA) a lot wetter and heavier than originally forecast?
Comment on: Friendly's restaurant chain reinvents itself - News - Boston.com
Posted 01/28/2013 11:57:47 EST
Are you sure the couple wasn't teasing the waitress? I can see my dad saying that to the waitress, with a little smirk growing in the corner of his mouth. (In the vein of "hoo hoo I'm so funny -- are more »
Comment on: 'SCAN IT! Mobile is a supermarket smartphone app that works as a super-fast self-checkout'
Posted 11/09/2011 08:28:17 EST
My favorite thing about the Scan-it program is that you can bag your own groceries as you go, so you're in control of getting your dairy and meats in an insulated bag if you wish -- and your eggs, bre more »
Comment on: 'Globe starts far-ranging paid website for all devices'
Posted 09/12/2011 08:47:36 EDT
I am willing to pay for quality writing and reporting, interesting insights, and variety and depth of content. But I don't find that on Boston.com or in the Globe. For me, the Globe offers too much fl more »
Comment on: 'Boston Scientific to reduce staff by up to 1400'
Posted 07/28/2011 08:18:12 EDT
Um . . . the Globe couldn't make the connection between this news and yesterday's news about Bos Sci at http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/07/27/boston_sci_plans_150m_investm more »
Comment on: MBTA%20eyes%20changes%20for%2077%20Bus%20through%20Arlington%20and%20Cambridge
Posted 05/31/2011 08:23:58 EDT
Gee, thanks, Boston.com, for mentioning that the recommendations can be found online but not providing the link. more »
Comment on: 'AP source: Edwards could be indicted within days'
Posted 05/25/2011 02:43:53 EDT
During a quick glance of the photo caption, I thought it read, "...the two-timer presidential candidate..." more »
Comment on: Kerry calls for repeal of Defense of Marriage Act - Political Intelligence - A
national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com
Posted 03/17/2011 01:32:35 EDT
Definitions, like laws, are merely written statements that generally reflect the thinking of the time they were established and can also be edited, amended, deleted, revoked, upheld, or deemed out-of- more »
Comment on: Yes, again -- forecast calls for up to a foot of snow
Posted 01/25/2011 09:46:44 EST
So, the headline says up to a foot of snow, yet the "weather" and "today's forecast" links bring us to a page with a graphic that says for Wednesday PM "bit of p.m. snow" and for Thursday AM "bit of a more »
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