By Abby on Sat, 11/12/2005 - 11:59pm
By tblade on Fri, 11/04/2005 - 12:47pm
I am taking MBTA GM Dan Grabauskasâ€™s advice to heart. I am using blogspace to vent about the Tâ€™s inefficiency.
I can state unequivocally that I have never seen any service improvement due to my participation in the Tâ€™s â€œimmensely popularâ€ (with Mr. Grabauskas) Write to the Top program. I write to the top and get the same form letter each time.
By anon on Sat, 10/29/2005 - 6:45pm
Will I be OK, if I sell my car and rely on the T?
I'd like to invite all Universal Hub members to visit Roofscape Magazine - http://www.roofscapemagazine.com - The online magazine of outdoor living worldwide. We're based in and feature Boston.
Also, any UH writer whose work is compatible with the theme of the magazine is invited to submit samples and story ideas to - [email protected].
Stephen Bastide, founder and editor.
By anon on Tue, 10/25/2005 - 11:59am
Someone over at Channel 7 seriously needs to drop the thesaurus or get a new one.
Has anyone else noticed how annoying their alliteration is when they are titling these stories? Especially when there's big news, the graphics people go nuts with alliterating everything. During one newscast we counted at least 7 different alliterations, and this was just one one storm report.
With all the crazy weather we're having at the moment, I think we should place our bets on what the alliterations will be tonight. Here are a few that I've thought of:
Boston Radio Watch says that sometime next month Infinity Broadcasting will announce that former Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth is taking over for Howard Stern in New York City and in several other Stern's East Coast markets, including Boston's WBCN 104.1FM...
MoveOn's Eli Pariser will be speaking in Boston Sunday, Oct. 2 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The event, sponsored by Ford Hall Forum, will be held at Faneuil Hall. It is free and open to the public. The last 40 minutes of the program is reserved for questions from the audience, so please come to listen and to engage!
For more information, call Ann Sanders at 617-373-5800 or email [email protected].
By a. w. on Sun, 09/25/2005 - 9:02pm
Anyone see the new T billboard off the SE Expressway. It is right before you go in the tunnel. It says:
unleaded super unleaded premium plus... T
3.05 3.15 3.25... (This is the T logo, sorry i can't make it more obvious.)
Glad to see my fare money and taxes are going to tell me the price of gas. The Ts new thing is all about gas prices. The poll on their website is how much do you take the T because of gas prices.
Why am I complaning? Its better than the last sign that said: DependibiliT.
By adamg on Thu, 09/15/2005 - 11:45am
Newly arrived from California, Susan quickly gets lessons in how http://adam.rosi-kessel.org/weblog/boston/boston_v...">our fair state's insurance and mass-transit systems really work. First, she's forced to lie about where she got her car, because it was a gift from her aunt and the official form for insurance doesn't list "aunt" as a family member from whom gifts are acceptable:
While Geocaching in Medford/Woburn/Winchester this weekend doing a really cool series of caches about the Middlesex Canal, we came across this little glade with a menagerie of concrete alphabet animals in it. I didn't grow up here, and have never seen these before... so I found them endearing and lovely. I also thought they were horribly sad, because there was no one playing on or with them. The beach (Sandy Beach) was far away from these creatures. They should be moved closer to the fun.
I felt somewhat sad hanging around them, and totally enjoyed my 8 year old climbing on all of them.
Are any of you life-long Bostonians familiar with these creatures? Someone told me there used to be a similar grouping of these things in Nahant. Any other MDC parks have these (or do you remember some and they are no longer there?)
By eeka on Fri, 07/08/2005 - 9:19am
Dude, how come when I go to "our blogs," the last several entries are mine and they're all like a month apart? Does no one blog in their blogs?
By Xuli on Thu, 07/07/2005 - 9:53pm
In London, while enduring the aftermath of a terrorist attack, they print signs to ease turmoil. In Boston, well, chaos reigns...
By eeka on Thu, 07/07/2005 - 2:13pm
At least 30 people were killed in England this morning.
At least 27 people were killed in Iraq this week.
The people killed in England were killed using deadly weapons.
The people killed in Iraq were killed using deadly weapons.
The people killed in England were killed by foreigners who had not been asked by the country's government to enter the country for the purpose of detonating weapons.
The people killed in Iraq were killed by foreigners who had not been asked by the country's government to enter the country for the purpose of detonating weapons.
The people killed in England were killed by people who are believed to have disagreed with England's government and who are not believed to have known anything specific about the people killed.
By eeka on Mon, 06/20/2005 - 1:39pm
From an ad for a job at a large hospital network that has two similar hospitals in Westwood and Pembroke and has a small child/adolescent unit in Lowell:
"Salary will be commiserate with experience."
I used to work there; the salary and the experience DEFINITELY commiserate with one another.
By eeka on Mon, 06/20/2005 - 11:31am
Dude. I'm loving the new Starbucks doubleshot promo where the guy rides around near North Station on a Starbucks bike and hands out doubleshots from his bike basket. I'm wondering how effective it really is as a promotion though, because I'm getting at least one per day from this guy, so I'm not going to need to buy the stuff ever. But hey, free boing. Gotta love that.
By Phlip on Sun, 06/19/2005 - 10:51pm
So Tuesday of last week I used the mayor's online complaint/suggestion form to bitch about the rampant illegal parking in a Fenway/Kenmore resident zone on Ipswich Street during Sox games. I suggested making the street a tow zone during the hours it's residents only (after 6pm). To my surprise, a nice lady from the Department of Transportation (or some such agency) called me yesterday to follow up.(!) She gave me two pieces of information that made my day. First, the fine for illegal parking in a resident zone is up to $40 from $20, so it's roughly keeping pace with the cost to park legally on a neighborhood lot during baseball games. Second, she's calling the situation to the attention of a Jimmy Mansfield (I forget his job title but I think he's a state official). She said that during BU (I'm pretty sure it was BU, but it could have been BC) football games, the surrounding streets are temporary tow zones for nonresidents, and they're working on getting the same status for the Fens during Sox games. So yay for me, I'm civically active. :P
By Aqua on Wed, 06/15/2005 - 12:42am
This Saturday, the Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home, the sole no-kill cat shelter in the Allston/Brighton area, is holding a yard/craft/bake-sale to raise funds from 9 AM to 3 PM.
This shelter is truly deserving of your support, as it serves as a safe-haven for cats in need of homes and never resorts to euthanasia (translation: up to 20 years of kitty litter, cat chow, and vet bills per cat!) There will be a raffle for gift certificates to local businesses; handmade jewelry, baked goods, crafts, and plants for sale. Not to mention all of the wonderful kitties looking for good homes.... The shelter is located at 30 Undine Road, off of Lake Street in Brighton. Lake Street is off Commonwealth Ave., just by Boston College (the last stop) on the B-Line.
The following is from an email announcement I received:
Emergency peace demo Tuesday June 14, 10:30 to 1, Cambridge Common
Veterans for Peace are coming as early as 8 AM. Others are setting up grave markers in front of the churches.
This Tuesday, the Army and National Guard will try to solve their
recruiting crisis -- in Cambridge. They are bringing military bands and
honor guards, a parachute jump team, Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans,
Recruiting and Retention's Super HumVee, and a UH-60 "Blackhawk"
Helicopter to Cambridge Common for the 230th birthday of the army.
By adamg on Fri, 06/10/2005 - 9:53am
I was surprised the other day when I was having trouble connecting to our access point from our back porch (those durn metal door- and window frames!) and out of curiosity, turned on site survey and saw three other addresses pop up - all un-encrypted and one offering direct access to somebody's PC. Since we don't have all that many neighboring houses, it would probably be pretty easy to figure out who the networks belong to and talk to them about, at a minimum, turning WEP on. Should I?