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  • Comment on: Bicycling the Dutch Way - Boston.com

    Posted 09/22/2013 12:55:49 EDT

    I read Sunday’s cover story on bike cycling policy/practice in the Netherlands. I agree with their requirements to protect bike lanes from roadway traffic. However the ever burgeoning bike lobby has more »

  • Comment on: Local agencies plan to appeal to lawmakers on sequestration this week - News - Boston.com

    Posted 03/04/2013 09:18:55 EST

    The congress and the White House know these cuts won't amount to much if properly managed. In fact the government could take a bigger cut and it's impact would be nil without the media wailing wall.  more »

  • Comment on: Ferocious nor’easter departs, leaving 2 deaths and injuries in its wake - Boston.com

    Posted 02/10/2013 08:44:05 EST

    Related story on all time record snowfalls since 1935. This is not the all time record since our Boston recordes only go back to 1935. Sort of like global warming hoax. Our records are minutel when co more »

  • Comment on: US transportation infrastructure wasn’t built for extreme weather - Nation - The Boston Globe

    Posted 11/29/2012 07:55:24 EST

    This article makes it sound as if the design and construction codes of AASHTO have been in effect for ages and now after Super Storm Sandy AASHTO is making dramatic changes because of climate change/g more »

  • Comment on: 'Top official favors fare hike over service cut'

    Posted 02/19/2012 09:21:17 EST

    Here are some things that no one's mentioned. 1. Renegotiate labor contracts, pensions & healthcare arrangements. workers can not get Cadillac plans and juicy hourly rates and overtime bonanzas when w more »

  • Comment on: 'Murky path to SSI’

    Posted 12/16/2010 08:01:18 EST

    It's kinda sad that this situation exists, but I blame the leeches and pimps in the mental health field who encourage and foster this gimme mentality. The Globe's related web pages have ads for compan more »

  • Comment on: 'Mass. has $213m stake in earmark fight'

    Posted 12/16/2010 07:51:45 EST

    To PatsSoxfan401a suggesting a third party candidate ie Tea Party, this would only get Obama reelected. Remember the recent Clinton election in a three way race. If the Tea Party runs Sara Palin and t more »

  • Comment on: 'Robinson not seeking a quiet retirement'

    Posted 12/05/2010 01:07:32 EST

    Only the Globe would continue on thier "Gay Lifestyle" campaign. Everytime I read one of these Gay is so normal articles I gag and thank myself for cancelling my subscription. Gene Scmeen who cares go more »

  • Comment on: 'Patrick vows to work to change immigration laws'

    Posted 11/18/2010 06:48:09 EST

    Regarding jobless benefits ending at 99 weeks, Gov Patrick said that ending benefits would affect 52,000 persons in MA. Gov P also said that one in 5 in MA are illegal. That's about 2 million statewid more »

  • Comment on: 'Millionaires claimed benefits, IRS data show'

    Posted 11/18/2010 06:44:41 EST

    Regarding jobless benefits ending at 99 weeks, Gov Patrick said that ending benefits would affect 52,000 persons in MA. Gov P also said that one in 5 in MA are illegal. That's about 2 million statewid more »

  • Comment on: 'What’

    Posted 11/18/2010 06:42:23 EST

    Regarding jobless benefits ending at 99 weeks, Gov Patrick said that ending benefits would affect 52,000 persons in MA. Gov P also said that one in 5 in MA are illegal. That's about 2 million statewid more »

  • Comment on: 'State seeks upgrade to Charles Circle footbridge'

    Posted 10/06/2010 04:10:38 EDT

    The reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge will be a major and costly undertaking. Adding on a pedestrian bridge at $10M is just how big projects get out of control and budgets skyrocket. What is not more »

  • Comment on: 'Boston schools violated rights'

    Posted 10/05/2010 05:13:42 EDT

    This story points up the need to disband the Dept of Education. What does this effort gain? If they can't speak english maybe they shouldn't be here. This country has got its priorities all screwed up more »

  • Comment on: 'Freshman Democrats face tough House run'

    Posted 08/08/2010 12:55:15 EDT

    The whole matter speakes volumes about the need for term limits. Also I would cut the pay to $75 k for reps $100k for senate. In addition no pension, and the worst healthcare that's available not the more »

  • Comment on: 'Changing lanes? Not so fast'

    Posted 08/08/2010 12:48:33 EDT

    It seems that spending $2M to reconfigure Mass Ave for bikers might not be the safest for both pedestrians and drivers. I agree that the biker/greenies are taking over local gov't as well as state pla more »

  • Comment on: 'State lags badly on stimulus spending'

    Posted 10/03/2009 07:39:35 EDT

    One of the problems demonstrated by this sad story is the creaky and politically bent system for planning and designing transportation projects. First Mass Highway does not have adequate staff to prod more »

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