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Old 03-05-2019, 10:50 AM   #901
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It's odd that they didn't. Usually when they cancel school they declare a parking ban. I believe the two are linked in Somerville. Schools are closed whenever there's a Snow Emergency.
I noticed coming in this morning that traffic on Berkeley was unusually smooth flowing. Given that there’s no overnight parking there, I can’t help but connect the two facts. I bet there’d be plenty more clear roads in the city if they had instituted a parking ban Sunday night.

What really bugs me, though, is that this is Boston. We seem to keep getting caught flat footed by snowstorms this year, even though its been relatively mild (of course, I keep thinking back to 2014/15. That was a winter in which we had every reason to be paralyzed by the snow). Is it just because most of the storms are followed by relativey warm weather, so cities are cutting corners, betting that nature will do the job for them?
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:26 AM   #902
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Its because Boston elected a bad mayor
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:25 PM   #903
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Its because Boston elected a bad mayor
Far be it for me to defend Walsh, but do you have anything to back that up?
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:40 PM   #904
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Has the mayor told DPW to sit on their asses during storms?
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:07 PM   #905
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Its because Boston elected a bad mayor
This is unfair. There are some things about him that I think are uncool, but mostly Walsh has been slowly trying to bring Boston into the 21st Century. I'm not crazy about his bromance with Baker, but that's neither here nor there. Give Marty a break.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:14 PM   #906
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This is unfair. There are some things about him that I think are uncool, but mostly Walsh has been slowly trying to bring Boston into the 21st Century. I'm not crazy about his bromance with Baker, but that's neither here nor there. Give Marty a break.
The fact that Walsh and Baker are friendly is a bad thing?
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:20 AM   #907
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The fact that Walsh and Baker are friendly is a bad thing?
Like I said. I'm not making this anymore political than it needs to be. This is simply my personal opinion.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:34 AM   #908
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Like I said. I'm not making this anymore political than it needs to be. This is simply my personal opinion.
Seems to me that it probably would have been better not to say it in the first place, then.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:40 AM   #909
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The Sullivan Square/Lower Mystic vision was released today.

Big highlights are apparently extending SL3 through to Sullivan, footbridge between Everett and Somerville and plans to further reduce OL headways. All largely conceptual but with Wynn providing funding its possible they will move faster than most. https://twitter.com/adamtvaccaro/sta...04060787585025

Full report: http://www.mapc.org/wp-content/uploa...eport_FULL.pdf
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