Blogs

Open letter to Mayor Menino about disastrous snow handling this winter

(Simulblogged.)

February 1, 2011

Mayor Thomas M. Menino
1 City Hall Square, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02201-2013
[email protected]

(617) 635-4500

Dear Mayor Menino,

On the brink of yet another major snowstorm, I am writing to complain about how incredibly bad the city's handling of the snow has been this winter.

  1. Neighborhood streets all over the city are overwhelmed with snow. There's no place for residents to put new snow even if they want to do the right thing while shoveling. There's no place for people to park their cars. Other cities in the area, such as Waltham, have recognized the problem and are removing snow from neighborhood streets, not just main arteries. Why isn't Boston? (examples: Foster Street in Brighton between Surrey and Washington Streets; and Leamington Road in Brighton)

Neighborhoods: 

Rick Santorum, who blamed the media and Boston for the Catholic Priest Pedophile Scandal, returns to Gomorrah

[float=right]IMAGE(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/nfsagan/RickSantorumportrait.jpg)[/float]Rick Santorum to speak to Catholic Citizenship Tuesday Feb 1, 2011 at Hotel Indigo,

Neighborhoods: 

Free tagging: 

Topics: 

Resigning from Senate never an option. Mike Rush,“That never even crossed my mind”

Timothy Robertson at the Dedham Patch takes the stenography:

"A downside of Rush’s deployment: no vote will be cast for the district he represents..."

IMAGE(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/nfsagan/Mike-Rush-AWOL.jpg)

Neighborhoods: 

Free tagging: 

Topics: 

Conspiracy to NOT to mention gun control when reporting on shooting of Rep. Gifford

Is it more important to fill the air waves with filler about Gifford's trip to Rome or to ask how and why a man suffering from mental illness could get a gun and kill five people, including a judge? The journalists are a bunch of wimps and their editors' collective decision to not repeat the statements of gun control groups cast doubts on the editors objectivity and ability to see beyond the babble.

Neighborhoods: 

Free tagging: 

Topics: 

@USRep_Keating is now online

Jessica's Question

Jessica's Question

I made a mistake recently. Actually, I don't know if it was a mistake or not.

I hooked up with a friend of mine. But I do not regret what we did.

I have known him for a couple of years and really love him as a friend. I don't really know why we ended up getting together, but it just happened. And now it's kind of awkward between the two of us. Whenever we used to hang out we would cuddle and tell each other that we love each other and cute shit because we are pretty close friends and both people who cuddle a lot I guess. But now when we hang out I am afraid to act like I used to because I do not want him to interpret that as me being interested in him in a romantic way. I don't think I want to be with him in any way other than friends but while I am unsure of my emotions I am pretty sure he wants to be just friends with me.

We haven't talked about what happened or asked each other how we felt about it at all. I don't know if I want to ask to talk to him about it or not because I don't know if that would make it less awkward or more awkward.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Jessica,

Topics: 

High Speed Liquor License Hearing

Is is true that the people applying for the Old Stag's liquor license are bringing back Hot and Sexy Tuesdays?

Why did they tell community members that they weren't having live entertainment, and now are moving to take over the entertainment license?

Why did the Public Services Committee pass their application through to the Alcohol Licensing Board without any letters of support from community organizations?

Why can't anyone get a hold of the lien holder of the Old Stag? Are there really no other bidders for The liquor license of a bar in foreclosure?

Neighborhoods: 

Free tagging: 

Topics: 

Wikileaks has had more scoops in its short life than The Boston Globe in 30 years

Julian Assange is just Woodward and Bernstein by another name. All these people who are supporting what the US Government is doing to him and Wikileaks need to ask themselves if they would like to have had Watergate swept under the rug. Watergate started as a bunch of dirty tricks on the campaign trail and snowballed from there." - Mafdet

Other apt comparisons might include Julian Assange to the publisher of the New York Times, who published the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam war.

Neighborhoods: 

Free tagging: 

Topics: 

Phelps-a-Thon: Raise Money to Combat Hate!

The Phelps Family Hate Train is pulling into East Arlington this Saturday, to "protest" a children's theater project. As a parent of an Arlington Center for the Arts camp counselor, need I say that I'm not too enthusiastic?

The good news is that some folks have come up with a truly great idea for turning the hate into money to fight hate. It's called the Phelps-a-Thon!

The Phelps clan will be protesting at the Arlington Center for the Arts for 45 minutes, from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM on December 4th.

Topics: 

Stop Comcast from blocking Netflix!

EMERGENCY PETITION TO FCC CHAIR JULIUS GENACHOWSKI:

[float=right]IMAGE(http://img.skitch.com/20101130-mwhdyp7nf2gc9tqh2sikxg4f6k.preview.png)[/float]"Don't let Comcast block Netflix or other online innovators for their own profit! Support the strongest Net Neutrality protections possible -- and keep Obama's promise."

SIGN THE PETITION

Topics: 

Neighborhoods: 

Social Security National Call Congress Day, Tue Nov 30 - (800) 962-3524

Gutting Social Security will not reduce the budget deficit. Social Security is funded separately, from employee contributions. It is entirely self-sufficient—even at today’s retirement age and funding levels—until 2037.

Social Security helps to bridge the chasm

Pages