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Comment on: Starts and Stops - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/09/2014 07:36:42 EDT
I agree with Pete. In fact most of the world does NOT have cities laid out in a grid. That is mostly an American phenomenon. The difference between Boston and those other world cities is mostly our more »
Comment on: Boston launches Wicked Free Wi-Fi network starting in Grove Hall - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/09/2014 06:16:08 EDT
Not quite. The block comes from the cable companies who did not want Verizon to have a more favorable franchise agreement than they were allowed to have (and Verizon refused to move in without that b more »
Posted 04/09/2014 06:15:11 EDT
You know that the telcos already do this, right?
Posted 04/09/2014 06:14:53 EDT
RonaldWilson, if it helps even a few poor, chronically unemployed people have better access to things like online courseware and job training so that they are more likely to find work, it's well worth more »
Posted 04/09/2014 06:13:22 EDT
I'm not complaining.
Comment on: Somerville sets a vision of where it wants to go - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/08/2014 11:59:08 EDT
Clearly you have not had this doughnut. It is amazing.
Posted 04/08/2014 11:58:10 EDT
@Skippy2012 3.8 miles is a long way to walk. Or were you thinking all of those people staying at the hotel would drive their cars to Union Square and park there?
Comment on: Two hurt in building collapse at Boston construction site - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/20/2014 05:46:40 EDT
Seems this may have been caused by a steel I-beam that slipped from a crane (rather than faulty construction). Here's a better picture: http://www.archboston.org/community/showpost.php?p=199548&postc more »
Comment on: Massachusetts dumping health insurance website contractor - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/17/2014 09:16:25 EDT
Oh yeah that makes total sense. The electronic signup process doesn't work so we ditch the entire health insurance program. Why would we do that exactly?
Comment on: State tech economy growing, but not fast enough - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/13/2014 11:59:08 EST
Getting the workers and residents of Fort Point to carpool is your solution to our transportation problems? And why would that be better than just building functional transit, exactly?
Posted 02/13/2014 11:56:32 EST
You don't have to agree with it, but the fact is that people do pay money for these things. Gobs of it. And they're not just "apps," it's really the automation and networking of everything from fish more »
Posted 02/13/2014 11:53:23 EST
DefenseAgainstWho, Speaking as someone who works in this sector and has, many times now, been in a position to try to hire new talent, I can tell you it is absolutely real. There are far more jobs th more »
Comment on: Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods use liens to collect unpaid gambling credit - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/09/2014 12:20:46 EST
I think there is such a thing as "gambling addiction." I don't dispute that a loan made in good faith deserves to be repaid. What I dispute is that these loans are being made in good faith in the fi more »
Posted 02/09/2014 12:14:38 EST
I have little sympathy for the casino owners here. They are very savvy creditors and they know exactly what they are getting into when they make these loans. And these loans carry interest, too, whi more »
Posted 02/09/2014 12:06:00 EST
The difference is that taxes are owed to The People, and they are paid in exchange for city services. A $30,000 lien owed to a casino does little to benefit anyone but the casino owner. I think casin more »
Comment on: State district attorneys recommend that juvenile murderers serve at least 35 years - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/18/2014 04:18:57 EST
Lets not forget that the job of the criminal justice system is NOT to provide satisfaction to the victims of crime, but to "correct" the bad behavior of the perpetrator and to discourage future crimes more »
Comment on: Dudley Square: Address inequality by fostering enterprise - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/27/2013 03:20:35 EST
As an employee of a company that recently moved to the Fort Point "Innovation District" I have to say that there are quite a few things being overlooked here. First and foremost, Fort Point and the u more »
Comment on: Some liberals also think cyclists are annoying - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/26/2013 05:49:48 EST
The problem is, even California's approach does little to improve roadway safety. It is mainly about making motorists feel like bicyclists are not being given special treatment. The problem is that, more »
Posted 12/26/2013 05:43:15 EST
The difference is that a bicycle carrying one person is operating at maximum capacity. A car carrying one occupant (and no luggage) is hauling around a huge amount of wasted capacity.
Posted 12/26/2013 05:41:37 EST
Agreed about the empathy factor. I would even go so far as to say that I think 6 months of bike riding in traffic should be a prerequisite to getting a learner's permit. It would serve the double du more »
Posted 12/26/2013 05:38:26 EST
I want to second this comment. The number of theoretically possible parking spaces in Back Bay is so far outstripped by the demand that it is hard to see how the loss of a dozen spaces (serving, at m more »
Posted 12/26/2013 05:29:45 EST
MNMoore, It's important to understand the reasons that bicyclists choose to ride on the sidewalks in the first place. One thing you will find is that sidewalk riders do not tend to be the avid, activ more »
Comment on: Mass. high court strikes down life without parole sentences for juveniles - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/25/2013 01:25:25 EST
jakibro, It's important, the real question here is whether we want to make this about revenge/retribution or rehabilitation. If it's retribution you're after, then life without parole is probably the more »
Posted 12/25/2013 01:12:51 EST
JLErwin3, Judges hands are often (indeed, usually) constrained by laws and judicial precedent. Why should this case be any difference? It's one thing to set a mandatory minimum sentence, but most la more »
Comment on: Fighting itself all the way, city board manages to do the right thing - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/11/2013 09:17:11 EST
The ZBA process belies the notion that we are a "country of laws not a country of men" since almost every project requires some kind of variance, and the ZBA's willingness to grant seems more related more »