Monthly Archives: August 2011

GREEN LINE EXTENSION: State Needs To Make The Trains Run On Time

TweetThe state has, once again, announced a multi-year delay in completing the Green Line Extension, from 2014 to 2018 or 2020 or even later.  Somerville is already mobilizing to fight.  But they should not be fighting alone.  All of us, … Continue reading

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VOTE EARLY & OFTEN: for (gulp) this blog!

TweetDear All: To my surprise and pleasure, this blog has been selected as a finalist in the “Local Affairs” category of CBS Boston’s annual contest for “one of Boston’s most valuable blogs.” But to get to the next step, I … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY, DEMAGOGUERY, AND BICYCLING: Stop The Boston Herald’s Vigilante Campaign

Tweet It’s been fascinating and infuriating watching the Boston Herald try to conjure up anti-bicyclist hysteria.   Day after day, they throw out feelers, venomous outbursts testing the appeal of one angle after another: government waste, arrogant elites riding roughshod over … Continue reading

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SAVING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Safe Routes To The “T”

TweetMassachusetts’ public mass transportation system is about to go broke.  It is being dragged down by over .6 billion of debt (including an inappropriately huge chunk of the Big Dig costs), decreasing federal aid, and the unwillingness of state government … Continue reading

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ZONING REFORM: Unlocking Investment in Transportation, Health, and Livable Communities

TweetThere is little or no zoning in many parts of the United States.  It is condemned as the intrusion of government rules on what you want to do with your own property.  Live free or die! But, historically, it was … Continue reading

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