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Old 11-04-2008, 08:29 AM   #1
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Today is election day and if you are old enough and registered you need to vote. No crap, no guff, you gotta vote. Seriously, it takes 1 min!! (well, if there isn't a line). V.O.T.E.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:22 AM   #2
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Get in line at City Hall: 7:45. Vote: 8:55
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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^^ Crazy!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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I got in line at Ausonia Old Folks' Home around 8:15 and was out around 10:00. A co-worker was at City Hall and she said the wait was about the same.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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I voted for Lance/Lacey... their foxtrot was far superior to Maurice and Cheryl's pasa doble. You can skip the lines by texting your vote to ABC or voting online @ abc.com/dancingwiththestars ;-)
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:54 PM   #6
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I got in line at the Oak Square YMCA at 7:55 this morning and was out 10 minutes later. Not a single problem or hold up...
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:00 AM   #7
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Clicking through change.gov, I found this. Evidently Obama's going to start an Office of Urban Affairs. I wonder who'll head it? If the pundits claiming he'll take a lot of Harvard people with him are correct, I wouldn't be surprised if it was Glaeser. All the points on the web site more or less read like they were taken directly from Glaeser's last few months worth of Globe op-eds.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:34 AM   #8
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^This may be worthy of its own thread?

I read a bit of this a few months back and liked what I saw. The Community Development Block Grant, if funding is increased as advertised, could be a great help for Massachusetts' "Gateway" cities as well as Metro-Boston cities and neighborhoods in need.

I support many of the initiatives listed, but I'm not getting my hopes up yet.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:05 PM   #9
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Would I be wrong in thinking that Obama will become the US' first urban president? Almost all the rest were primarily based in / associated themselves with locales and cultures outside major urban areas. Meanwhile, Obama's formative years were spent deep in inner city Chicago getting a handle on specifically urban problems.

I'm looking forward to a Biden push on expanding and improving mass transit, too, although this plan only seems to emphasize "maintaining" it.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:28 AM   #10
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Cambridge went for Obama by 88-10, Somerville 82-16; and Boston was also a landslide. Only in rural places was it the least bit close:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/res...y/#val=MAP00p5
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:27 AM   #11
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I'm looking forward to a Biden push on expanding and improving mass transit, too, although this plan only seems to emphasize "maintaining" it.
They keep saying that any stimulus package should include spending on infrastructure improvements. Of course, that could mean a lot of things, but I'd be willing to bet that it includes mass-transit expansion. Especially after the California vote for the Bullet Train, it seems like there might be enough public support to make supporting rail expansion politically viable.
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