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MALE, Boston, MA

About Me: I'm the regional editor of the Boston Globe, working with a terrific team to publish twice a week print regional sections that cover Boston's suburbs and Your Town and Your Campus websites that cover 115 communities in and around Boston.

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  • Forum Post: What do you think of a slots parlor in Danvers?

    Posted 03/08/2013 11:09:21 EST

    The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be awarding four licenses for casinos — one for slots-only — in the next year. A 24-hour slots parlor, which would employ as many as 700, is being proposed for more »

  • Forum Post: Should Mass. Avenue in Arlington be reduced to make way for sidewalks, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings?

    Posted 03/04/2013 09:38:33 EST

    The town currently envisions a $6.8 million project to reconfigure Massachusetts Avenue along a mile-long stretch in East Arlington. The busy thoroughfare now has two travel lanes for cars and trucks more »

  • Forum Post: New baseball stadium

    Posted 02/17/2013 09:37:37 EST

    The baseball stadium generated a little more controversy this week. What are your thoughts on the story below?   Malden’s Stadium and Athletic Field Commission violated the state’s Open Meeting La more »

  • Forum Post: Newton property tax override

    Posted 02/17/2013 09:29:34 EST

    In the last four years, the number of Newton employees who took home annual paychecks north of $100,000 climbed from 185 to 199 — an 8 percent increase — and total pay for those high earners has b more »

  • Forum Post: Newton property tax override

    Posted 02/12/2013 02:23:22 EST

    The following was published as a letter to the editor in Globe West on Sunday February 10: More than any other reason, our family chose to relocate to Newton because of the quality of its public schoo more »

  • Forum Post: Newton property tax override

    Posted 02/12/2013 09:38:29 EST

    Newton residents will vote March 12 on a requested $11.4 million in tax increases for schools, streets, and public safety. Do you support or oppose the proposed Newton property tax override, and why?

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  • Forum Post: Green Line extension -- debacle or worth the wait?

    Posted 08/02/2011 12:10:14 EDT

    The state has announced a delay of at least three years for the Green Line exension. The best guess now is 2018. What are your thoughts on this latest news? more »

  • Forum Post: Should Setti Warren run for US Senate?

    Posted 05/07/2011 09:39:17 EDT

    Newton Mayor Setti Warren is considering a run for Senate. Should he do it? more »

  • Forum Post: Alcohol at Carriage House?

    Posted 03/09/2011 09:39:32 EST

    The mayor wants to amend the city's policy against alcohol in public buildings, so the city can serve at Carriage House. What do you think of the idea?  more »

  • Forum Post:

    Posted 01/22/2011 09:21:10 EST

    Maybe you danced there when it was still open. Or maybe you just remember the deteriorating building along Route 2. Either way, share your memories of the Faces nightclub, which a developer wants to t more »

  • Forum Post: Walter Smith

    Posted 01/22/2011 08:40:12 EST

    Thanks for your post. If you're an Arlington resident, you should add your thoughts to the Localocracy debating tool up at near the top of the Your Town Arlington page. more »

  • Forum Post: Helping Malden

    Posted 07/21/2010 03:37:27 EDT

    Hey folks, I appreciate your passion, and your interest, but I have to ask you to cut out the personal attacks. We don't like name calling or threats. Let's stick to the issues -- there are plenty of more »

  • Forum Post: Why do you love Cambridge?

    Posted 06/28/2010 10:50:44 EDT

    The closure of Memorial Drive on Sundays to permit bicyclists and skaters to ride safely is cool. What does everyone think of bicycling in Camb? more »

  • Forum Post: recycling

    Posted 06/28/2010 10:48:06 EDT

    Do you think the town or local environmental groups are doing enough to promote recycling? more »

  • Forum Post: Fire Station - Arlington Center - "emergency" horn?

    Posted 04/30/2010 06:10:25 EDT

    Hey Amor and other horn-haters: has anyone taken the noise issue up with the town? What sort of response have you gotten? more »

  • Forum Post: Worst roads in Watertown

    Posted 04/30/2010 06:03:30 EDT

    Which roads need paving in Watertown? more »

  • Forum Post: “The Big Cheese’’

    Posted 04/30/2010 06:02:27 EDT

    Share your memories of Mike Noftsker, who retires as headmaster of Watertown High School in June. more »

  • Forum Post: Tax hikes for a new high school and a senior/community center

    Posted 04/06/2010 02:50:16 EDT

    With the passage of the tax, local supporters are now starting a private fundraising drive. See the Globe's story. What do you think? more »

  • Forum Post: Your favorite Dedham restaurants?

    Posted 04/06/2010 02:48:01 EDT

    We ate at Kouzina Estiatorio in Dedham Square a few weeks back after a movie, and had a great meal.
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  • Forum Post: Let's actually get something started (and accomplished!)!

    Posted 04/06/2010 02:41:29 EDT

    This is a great discussion. What about federal stimulus money? What are the top three projects where you'd spend money from the federal stimulus program in Malden? more »

  • Forum Post: Arlington schools, and the Coughlin-Levenson uproar

    Posted 03/09/2010 05:21:46 EST

    The disputes involving former superintendent Nate Levenson, and teachers Stavroula Bouris and Charles E. Coughlin have dragged on for months. What does everyone think of the situation? more »

  • Forum Post: Are receptionists obsolete?

    Posted 03/08/2010 06:45:17 EST

    Okay, so columnist Scott Kirsner thinks receptionists are on the endangered species list. Receptionists, put down the phone and tell us what you think. Office workers, let us know if your receptionist more »

  • Forum Post: Tax hikes for a new high school and a senior/community center

    Posted 03/02/2010 07:19:01 EST

    An interesting point by sfb30. Does the quality of other town services -- in this case, road repairs -- affect the way you may vote on the community center or school project? more »

  • Forum Post: Tax hikes for a new high school and a senior/community center

    Posted 02/25/2010 06:46:33 EST

    These is a lively debate. What do people think about the quality of education? How would a new school, or the lack of a new school, affect the kind of education Natick children would be getting? more »

  • Forum Post: Dedham wins a national planning award

    Posted 02/22/2010 08:08:29 EST

    Do you think Dedham is well planned? more »