The 'Here We Go!' hawker at Porter Square

Jon Milkman limns the BostonNow hawker at Porter Square who clearly takes pride in his work, even to the point of coming up with a catchphrase:

... [T]o me as i bolted through the porter T entrance late to work and aimed myself at the escalator: "alright, on the run, here we go!!!" (holding out a paper to me like he was passing off a baton in a relay race)

he's kind of awesome.

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    No, he's not

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    The only difference between BostonNow/Metro Hawkers and the guys who sell Spare Change is that one of them smells less like piss during the day. They are all just as annoying. I've seen people step into the tracks and almost get run down to avoid being assaulted by some crap newspaper. It's bad enough we have to read them in blogs, let alone print!

    How is this saving trees? Come on your bleeding hearts, lets ban these huge sources of liter. Put down your fucking chai latte and write to someone!

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    Have to? Is anyone really

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    Have to? Is anyone really forcing you to take the papers and/or forcing you to log on and read blogs? Really? You could, you know, just not take them. If enough people didn't take them, they'd stop existing, right?

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    Never seen a hawker on a platform

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    I've been riding the trains for years and have never seen a hawker on the inside (past the fare gates), but then again I go to work during rush hour when plenty of people are streaming in and taking papers left and right.

    Put down your faux righteousness and get a job that starts at a normal hour.

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    Hawkers on platforms

    I see them just inside the fare gates on the Green Line level of Park Street.

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    Not a bad idea at that

    It keeps them in a single small place out of the way of the foot traffic, while permitting them to hand out papers.

    Chai latte? How is that any much different than the sixteen creams and twenty sugars Dunks dunks in a "regular"?

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    It's tea, it's made with

    It's tea, it's made with milk (usually around two thirds) and there isn't any sugar in it(unless you add it yourself).

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