Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:55 pm
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive (Continue over the fold for a Vine of Fox at its finest.) Borowitz: Republicans Unlearning Facts Learned in Third...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:34 pm
The punishment of Jon Hecht was, sadly, both predictable and predicted. Commonwealth Magazine reports that "none of the 11 Democrats who opposed DeLeo on the term limits vote received a chair or vice chair position."...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 25, 2015 - 7:06 am
London provides an impressive example of failed privatization -- although why anyone would want to imitate much of anything about contemporary Britain anyway is an open question. Read Adeas' excellent review of Transport...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:06 pm
Here I was thinking that the fossil fuel funding for Willie Soon's garbage was old news. But now the big media orgs break it like it's a huge story and Harvard/Smithsonian is all embarrassed. Where have they been? And...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 24, 2015 - 4:58 am
Private insurance against cost overruns paid for by Boston 2024 must be part of the bid package, as was ultimately done in Chicago, to resolve or mitigate this issue. Important questions: how much is enough -- $1 billion? $...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 24, 2015 - 4:50 am
WBUR had a useful recent report on this general subject: "In a board meeting this week, state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack indirectly answered that question when she said, 'If Warren Buffett showed up and...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 22, 2015 - 5:54 pm
Borowitz: Forgotten Man Seeks Attention NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—A largely forgotten man sought attention on Wednesday night before returning to obscurity on Thursday, according to reports. The man, whom many...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 20, 2015 - 1:50 pm
If this committee provides Baker et al with political cover for the proper, necessary, and overdue investments, then great. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta I happened to be on Twitter three hours ago when Governor...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:00 am
Meme poster h/t David Bernstein. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta Today Gov. Charlie Baker announced a blue ribbon Comission to study the MBTA’s current state of affairs and recommend changes. While Gov. Deval...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:50 am
The Governor went on Eagan and Braude yesterday. I don’t want to get too much into gotcha quotes, but one gets an image of a guy who’s not that closely plugged into the reality that so many of us have been living...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:39 pm
Some very good ideas in here. Shirley Leung offers some other possibilities, including redirecting a billion dollars that's now heading for a convention center upgrade. - promoted by david Governor Baker really, really...
Suldog , Feb. 19, 2015 - 4:21 pm
Things being what they are in the Boston area these days - 98 inches of snow this season and counting - it seems a good time to tell this tale...CO-ED NAKED SNOW JOGGINGWhen my father retired, he bought a small house in New...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:51 am
Read. That is all. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta Deep Vein Thrombosis. The words have a rhythm to it, yeah? Deep. Vein. Thrombosis. It sounds really bad in the bleakest, most harrowing manner…. something like a...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:21 am
Civic engagement. - promoted by david On Wednesday, February 11th, around a dozen State Senators toured five communities in Central Massachusetts, as part of the “Commonwealth Conversations” called upon by Senate...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 19, 2015 - 7:30 am
A new poll from WBUR and MassINC shows that, over the past month, support among Boston-area residents for bringing the 2024 Olympics to Boston has nosedived.  As a result, one of the key claims made by Boston 2024 to the...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:28 pm
Mid-week edition because, as Ray Magliozzi has observed, “Until further notice, everyone is going to be late for everything.” President Obama uses a forbidden selfie stick in “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:26 pm
Nothing’s in my way! Eye of the Storm from metaLAB(at)Harvard on Vimeo.
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:25 pm
Thanks for the steer. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta There has been a lot of talk here on BMG about where to get details on state transportation finances. Transportation for Massachusetts (www.t4ma.org) is a fairly...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:15 pm
An excellent question. - promoted by Bob_Neer Many of the biggest budget busters are on Wall Street, not Main Street. –Thomas Ferguson Whatever happened to the swaptions–the crazy, derivative financing that...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 18, 2015 - 9:53 am
The T requires billions in new capital and management reform. Only systemic restructuring can obtain that and ensure it is effectively spent, otherwise decline is likely to continue. - promoted by Bob_Neer As Adeas has...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 18, 2015 - 7:40 am
A differently-winged voice emerges. - promoted by david In an effort to engage both sides of the political spectrum and move towards a more intelligent (and interesting) discussion about politics, myself and Ed Lyons...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 18, 2015 - 7:34 am
More useful info. Thanks for assembling. - promoted by david I’d like to thank everyone for their great feedback on my last post (Fixing the MBTA – Diving Into Some Numbers, Talking Transportation As An...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 17, 2015 - 5:30 pm
What about Iranian students at one of the Five Colleges who want to cross-register at UMass-Amherst? - promoted by Bob_Neer Back in the day that acronym stood for No Irish Need Apply, and of course was blatantly...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 17, 2015 - 2:18 pm
Has it gone beyond the MBTA? Has Bob DeLeo broken the House itself? Inside baseball, but important. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta The State Senate met last Thursday in between blizzards, and Topic A was a debate on...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:56 am
Without functional public transit, we are broken. QED. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta Let’s get real. Let’s drop the parochialism and chauvinism. Boston is messed up — but not beyond fixing. I’ve...
Off On A Tangent , Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:24 am
Wow.Snapchat added a button that allows you to save your story, to your camera roll.Now Snapchat is one of the easiest, real-time story telling tools around.
Suldog , Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:54 pm
The city that never sleeps. That's where MY WIFE and I were for the past five days. Mostly, we slept.We really did do a lot of sleeping. I'm not sure why. I think it was because we did a lot of eating. It was also very cold...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 16, 2015 - 8:06 am
Two selectmen and the town manager discussed Minuteman High School's expensive building plans Thursday, Feb. 12, and a board member expressed clear doubt about the school administration's enrollment hopes. Selectman Dan...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 15, 2015 - 7:38 pm
Serious wonk post. But that's what is required for this problem. - promoted by david With the recent performance of the MBTA during these record snowfalls, coupled with the recently announced departure of the MBTA...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 15, 2015 - 8:48 am
Restoring $768 million to fill a state midyear budget cavern will affect Arlington after all. Following assurances last month and late last year that the town's public schools would get through the budget gap unscathed,...
Off On A Tangent , Feb. 14, 2015 - 4:14 pm
I wanted to test out Twitter video to see how it might work for reporting. I initially thought that it could hold 18 minutes of viddeo, but found out with this test that it only supports 30 seconds. Valentine's Day...
Media Nation , Feb. 14, 2015 - 3:33 pm
Looking north toward the Upper Mystic Lake from the causeway between the Upper and Lower Mystic Lakes at the Medford-Arlington line. Please click on the image for a high-resolution Flickr slideshow.
Suldog , Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:30 am
[This is a subtle hint concerning what I wrote about today in the Boston Herald][Image courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com]I'm out of town and off-line. Therefore, your job today will take two clicks instead of just one.You...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:45 pm
As of right now, Coach Bill Belichick has nine picks in the 2015 draft, including a potential third-round compensatory pick from letting free agent Aquib Talib walk: First, Second, two Thirds, two Fourths, Sixth, and two...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 13, 2015 - 9:24 am
This is about getting to our jobs. Is there anything more fundamental than that? - promoted by charley-on-the-mta In Common Wealth Magazine, Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone made the case for why the MBTA matters to all...
Media Nation , Feb. 13, 2015 - 8:23 am
David Carr. Photo via Wikipedia. This morning I woke up to the awful news that New York Times media columnist David Carr has died at the age of 58. Carr’s Monday column, “The Media Equation,” was a ritual...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 13, 2015 - 1:00 am
UPDATED, Feb. 13: The Winchester selectmen, after meeting again, Feb. 5, to discuss the next steps in the sale of the land around Wright-Locke Farm, have asked the two noncompliant bidders to explain their deficiencies and...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:14 pm
98.5 The Sportshub made it official this afternoon, announcing the latest worst-kept secret in Boston sports media, that Andy Gresh is being replaced on the midday show by Marc Bertrand. Gresh will be staying on at 98.5, in...
Boston Biker , Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:10 pm
Currently the world is drowning in snow, but this is huge news!! From Livable Streets. ———- We did it!    Example of a protected bike lane. After years of advocating for a balanced redesign...
Boston Biker , Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:07 pm
Lots going on over at BNB, check it out below! ———————————– Youth Programs Accepting Applications The next...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Feb. 12, 2015 - 9:33 am
After multiple viewings of “Sound FX” and “NFL Replay” on the NFL Network, as well as “Turning Point” on NBC Sports, we’re putting a different focus on Seattle’s final...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 12, 2015 - 8:30 am
Ernie poses an excellent question re Tsarnaev: if this case doesn't warrant a change of venue, what case does? - promoted by david Bravo for Beverly Scott. She said “f#ck Boston, I ain’t sticking around just...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 12, 2015 - 8:06 am
"The need for building renovation/ replacement is well established, and four separate options have been developed." Sue Sheffler, Minuteman rep Project architect calls new structure least expensive UPDATED, Feb. 13: The...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 12, 2015 - 8:00 am
Brandy Whitney with Gary Blanchette, Ottoson tech- engineering teachers. Brandy Whitney, technology engineering teacher at Ottoson Middle School, has been awarded the 2015 Pasco STEM Educator Award. Whitney’s...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 12, 2015 - 7:28 am
Ex-Town Meeting veteran eyes housing board UPDATED, Feb. 12: Late in the game, Arlington finally has a contest for the March town election, as Alexis G. Moisand, a 20-year-old Lesley University student, is challenging two...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 12, 2015 - 6:25 am
UPDATED, Feb. 12: In a 2:25 p.m. update Feb. 12, the town reported that public works continues snow cleanups around Arlington, with a focus on main roads and routes to schools and is using equipment and personnel support...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 12, 2015 - 6:13 am
UPDATED, Feb. 12: Arlington, whose history twists and turns back 380 years, now has an antidote to the vagaries of time -- a wide-ranging guide to growth. Voting 4-0 on Wednesday, Feb. 4, the Redevelopment Board adopted...
YourArlington.com , Feb. 12, 2015 - 1:00 am
The Arlington School boys' basketball team extended its unbeaten streak to 18, topping crosstown rival Arlington Catholic, 64-49, on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The sixth-ranked Spy Ponders got a complete effort by senior...
Blue Mass. Group , Feb. 11, 2015 - 3:51 pm
The unindicted co-conspirator speaks. - promoted by Bob_Neer Speaker DeLeo addressed the House membership today to let them know his priorities. Comments as prepared for publication here. If you read them, you’ll...
Secretly Ironic , Feb. 11, 2015 - 1:34 pm
I present you the following items: A documentary about homeless high-school students. Hundreds of thousands in jail because they’re too poor to make bail. Wall Street Journal declares the new Mercedes-Benz S600...