Caught in Southie reports DCR has denied a permit for the proposed Fright Night at Castle Island.
( shopping mall food courts can be frightening too, but they're free )
It's not like there was some other event on 10/19 at Castle Island that was going to net the DCR $18k.
Unlike IndyBoston / Boston2024, this seems pretty low impact.
Yet, they were going to pay the DCR less than $1,000 per day. I imagine it would cost a lot more than that for security, cleanup, repairs, and other expenses — leaving the difference to be paid by taxpayers.
DCR was going to make $18k, which to me indicates that's above their operating costs so after all that stuff has been paid for. $500k seems pretty optimistic though.
Seemed like a great way to utilize a cool space that's otherwise only open to the public 7 hours per week 5 months out of the year.
Not East Bum Fuck. Townies are from Charlestown.
If only you swilled some Dunks after hitting sending, then this was the most provincial townie thing ever.
What do we call some one that believes every person on social media is entitled to define their own patois of the language?
Context matters. In boston townies are from Charlestown. In what context do you call someone a provincial townie? You can't be a country townie.
Patois? Well oh la la. Look at this fehkin bahnie with their fancy talk.
calling them steeve is bad enough.
Who peed in your large regular this morning?
I bet you think the sun revolves around the earth too
But Charlestown is Boston.
Possibly we have to take how “townie” is used in context. In the above post from Zetag it is meant to mean “local natives.” In another context it could mean “a native of Charlestown”. In the latter case it would be capitalized, in the former it would not be.
But that could get very confusing when speaking to someone from Boston and surrounding areas. If you say "townie" they will assume you're talking about someone from Charlestown not Southie.
When you use townie or Townie in Boston, you mean from Charlestown. When you use it to mean "local native", then you have not bothered to find out much about Boston.
That you're just a townie that thinks the world revolves around you and your vocabulary. If you think that a townie only refers to someone from Charlestown, you're probably a Boston townie.
In the context of Boston, townie means from Charlestown. It is a shared local vocabulary. What would a Boston townie be? Everyone that doesn't agree with you?
You're really worked up about this.
this is a local story about south boston. and people from southie don't like to be confused with people from charlestown. This is the vocabulary equivalent of "you all look alike to me"
If you started with this explanation people would understand why it appeared you have been tilting at windmills.
I still think it's not that important to get worked up about, but it's clearly important to you. Thus I believe the back and forth would have taken a different tack had you started out with the 'Why' of it all.
but I appreciate your consideration for my feelings. I am more stubborn than upset. I don't let people bully me out of an opinion.
Or was it just a chance for name-calling?
"You are in Boston
By anon (not verified) on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 9:20pm
Not East Bum Fuck. Townies are from Charlestown."
Implies that Charlestown and Boston are two different places. Thus my namecalling.
Well I think cinn meant in all of Boston everybody knows that townies are from Charlestown. She doesn't seem like the dumb one to me.
(both British and American varieties) ... And nothing limits its meaning to residents to the Charlestown section of Boston:
But here in Boston, if you want people to understand your specific meaning, then townie means people from Charlestown.
There is a whole world out there. You should explore it sometime.
Instead Mass Dot should announce that even with massive fare hikes you will get a much scarier ride on the MBTA terror trains this October. You will get the opportunity to ride with the green line goblins and zombies and experience the ghosts of the red line who will grope you. The blue line will have bandits who will scare you and rob you, and on the orange line gangs with better costumes than the warriors will terrorize you.
As far as the refreshments simply put up a sign at the South Station Food Court and call it Macabre village and provide a free show of Amtrak cops macing and using tasers on the chuds who invade the concourse every night.
night would be an ideal venue. On a serious note I don't hate the idea but a historic landmark probably isn't the right spot.
but I don't agree with the reasoning.
Oppose Fright Island because it may be an inappropriate use of an historic landmark? Sure, you have a point.
800 people a night in October is nothing compared to thousands on a nice summer day.
Let's also shut down Lawn on D for serving beer and wine to larger crowds. What, there's no problems there? It's one of the most popular parks in the city? Oh, never mind.
I'm tired of seeing those same arguments used just because they can use them.
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