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Old 03-02-2017, 02:26 PM   #4241
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:12 PM   #4242
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So I'm was on a 14-hour flight that got in this morning, struck up an acquaintance with a stewardess. She and her pals have a 26-hour layover and have never been to Boston. She just got back from a few days in Bali, likes to have a good time, and wants to know where.

What do you tell a group of reasonably sophisticated very attractive young ladies? It is not like Boston has some big neon-lit, 4 AM insane club district. (Or perhaps I'm too old to have noticed it?)

Is lack of same a real flaw in Boston's game? Or just mine?

Boston just seems real boring. ("Yeah, girls, let's check out the Freedom Trail and do Quincy Market!!!") What advice would you offer?

Anyway, sorry to ramble.
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:18 PM   #4243
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So I'm was on a 14-hour flight that got in this morning, struck up an acquaintance with a stewardess. She and her pals have a 26-hour layover and have never been to Boston. She just got back from a few days in Bali, likes to have a good time, and wants to know where.

What do you tell a group of reasonably sophisticated very attractive young ladies? It is not like Boston has some big neon-lit, 4 AM insane club district. (Or perhaps I'm too old to have noticed it?)

Is lack of same a real flaw in Boston's game? Or just mine?

Boston just seems real boring. ("Yeah, girls, let's check out the Freedom Trail and do Quincy Market!!!") What advice would you offer?

Anyway, sorry to ramble.
1) Roof deck @ Envoy Hotel
2) Cocktails @ Drink
3) Dancing @ The W
4) Museum of Fine Arts, Stewart Gardner, ICA, or Harvard Museums
5) Jazz at The Beehive in the South End
6) Catch the Symphony if they're in town / if it's in season
7) Rock concert at Brighton Music Hall, House of Blues, Paradise Rock Club if that's their thing
8) Catch a sports game (Celts/Bruins/Sox) depending on season
9) Shop on Newbury Street
10) Skywalk @ the Pru

(sure, in a huge city that list would be 100x longer. but it's not a bad list at all)
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:25 PM   #4244
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:55 PM   #4245
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lol old toby still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Bring the blue pills
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:04 PM   #4246
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Parade organizers expected to reconsider ban on group of gay veterans

By Brian MacQuarrie
GLOBE STAFF MARCH 10, 2017

Organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston are expected to meet Friday to reconsider a ban on a gay veterans group, as a pacifist military organization that has sought for years to march in the signature event said it had been barred yet again...

http://www.bostonglobe.com/2017/03/1...8eK/story.html

I think a much more meaningful statement from OutVets and the supporting pols would be to say whatever you decide, we're not interested in marching in your silly parade and kowtowing to a couple of dirtbag Southie bigots.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:33 PM   #4247
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I think a much more meaningful statement from OutVets and the supporting pols would be to say whatever you decide, we're not interested in marching in your silly parade and kowtowing to a couple of dirtbag Southie bigots.
This. Also, despite the media reports of "progress" and the organizers "willing to negotiate," that is not really the case. The parade organizers "negotiation" to allow them to march involves OutVets not marching with the rainbow flag on their banner/pins on their jackets, as they claim the rainbow flag banner violates their "code of conduct."

First they can shove their code of conduct up their ass and secondly, OutVets is not going to compromise who they are to march in a stupid parade.

This story has NATIONAL attention now. CNN, NBC, ABC all have picked it up. The nation is being exposed to Southie's rampant homophobia.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:39 PM   #4248
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To be fair to Southie, it has changed. This seems to represent a minority from the "old neighborhood" who can't seem to let go. I know about a dozen people who live there and for the most part, they are educated and open-minded people who look at the parade as an excuse to get out of Southie for the day.
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:02 PM   #4249
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For our friends on the closed thread!

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Old 03-15-2017, 08:21 PM   #4250
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Headed to Seattle tomorrow for a few days. Anyone have any suggestions? Preferably off the beaten path?
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:09 PM   #4251
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:55 PM   #4252
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Has anyone else seen a Crystal Transport motor coach being escorted by two Mass. State Police cruisers? I've been seeing this nearly every morning between 8:45 and 9 coming out of the O'Neill Tunnel at Exit 23/Gov't Center, continuing on North Street, and taking a left on Congress (I go the other way on Congress, so I lose it after that). Any idea what that's all about?
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:16 PM   #4253
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I believe the conjecture I have seen is that it is for the jury for the Aaron Hernandez trial.
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:20 AM   #4254
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https://www.ura.gov.sg/uol/citygallery

I don't know how often you guys travel to this part of the world, but I thought I'd post this anyways. This museum is a wet dream for any us wannabe urban planners who enjoy learning about the development of cities. Obviously it is based around Singapore, but much can be learned about other cities as well.
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:48 AM   #4255
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I believe the conjecture I have seen is that it is for the jury for the Aaron Hernandez trial.
That makes sense. Thank you.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:13 PM   #4256
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Less parking for new apartment buildings..... and more moaning and complaining (comments section)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...SEJ/story.html
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Old 03-25-2017, 02:49 PM   #4257
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Less parking for new apartment buildings..... and more moaning and complaining (comments section)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...SEJ/story.html
Create a new law that bars people who live in certain new build apartment complexes to get resident parking stickers. Problem solved.

It's very interesting how the number of cars in Cheslea has doubled in the past 10 years. Gentrification at work?
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:40 PM   #4258
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Must read. Boston actively searching for a place to build a common on the waterfront.


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Old 03-28-2017, 02:01 PM   #4259
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Less parking for new apartment buildings..... and more moaning and complaining (comments section)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...SEJ/story.html
Reading through some of the user comments, I find several others who share my view of being pro-car in the city. I'm not so alone on this after all.
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Reading through some of the user comments, I find several others who share my view of being pro-car in the city. I'm not so alone on this after all.
Move to Houston if you're pro car.
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