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BenWhite

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About Me: Former state employee but not a hack. Democrat but not reflexively so. Energy Auditor, Civil engineer in the best sense, C.E.M. and weather-nut. Proud husband and step-dad. Former EMT.

BenWhite's Forum Posts

  • Forum Post: What do you think of Setti Warren's decision to run for Senate?

    Posted 05/10/2011 12:53:30 EDT

    It is almost enough to want me to exhume David Cohen so he can again stalk the corridors of City Hall but instead of asking for "brains!" he can just say, "Newton North High School!". Oddly, I could a more »

  • Forum Post: What do you think of Setti Warren's decision to run for Senate?

    Posted 05/10/2011 12:51:14 EDT

    In Response to Re: What do you think of Setti Warren's decision to run for Senate?: I think he should wait and be just the mayor for a couple of terms and than think of running for senator.  It is jus more »

  • Forum Post: Which fads do you hate?

    Posted 03/31/2011 08:08:35 EDT

    The one-piece sweat suit will be viewed 20 years from now, nay, 10 years from now, with the contempt we reserve for the polyester liesure suit.
    The 1970's Sears catalogs are comedy fodder. more »

  • Forum Post: What's great about Newton?!

    Posted 12/06/2010 12:56:41 EST

    I think we all know/agree that Newton is not the cheapest place to live, but maybe can agree that, by and large, you do get what you pay for? The teachers are outstanding and it is not just what we pa more »

  • Forum Post: What's your favorite independent coffee shop?

    Posted 10/20/2010 07:15:43 EDT

    In Response to Re: What's your favorite independent coffee shop?: Where is Taste, in Newton?  Best coffee, best latte....by FAR. Posted by reinzigYes indeed! I second that. A treat and fantastic Latte more »

  • Forum Post: What's your favorite independent coffee shop?

    Posted 10/20/2010 07:14:12 EDT

    Taste Coffee House on Walnut Street in Newtonville. But yes, Boston Common and Flat Black are outstanding in their own understated way. But now, with this article, I have many more leads. Thank you al more »

  • Forum Post: Why do you love Cambridge?

    Posted 07/07/2010 07:23:23 EDT

    Because it is there!

    And I am here...
    more »

  • Forum Post: Share your urban limericks for St. Patrick's Day

    Posted 03/07/2010 10:18:31 EST

    An old chestnut, locally by virtue of being from MIT:

    A mathematician named Paul,
    had a hexohedronal ball.
    It's molecular weight,plus his peck-r times eight
    is his phone number- give him a call! more »

  • Forum Post: Do you eat in the car?

    Posted 10/14/2009 11:49:59 EDT

    Only if I am not driving! Lesson Learned: Do not eat thinly-sliced turkey and tomato pocket while driving.   Some years ago, when I was an EMT, I came upon an accident where a woman was eating a turke more »

  • Forum Post: The 100 essential New England books

    Posted 06/14/2009 09:11:52 EDT

    "Johnny Tremain", a children's revolutionary classic.
    more »

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