Category Archives: Boston

The Deep Implications of Dumb Transit Ideas

Recently, I’ve come across two very stupid transit ideas, both of which demonstrate lazy pessimism. The one you probably haven’t heard about is Boston Councilman Steve Murphy’s proposal for personal travel pods: The Boston City Council tomorrow considers a proposal … Continue reading

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The Tragedy Behind the Trump-Related Beating

By now, you might have heard about the two South Boston men, inspired by Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric, who beat a homeless Mexican immigrant. Here’s the heart-breaking part (boldface mine): The 58-year-old victim, who has requested privacy, suffered a broken … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Boston, Housing

Boston Dodges the Olympics

It appears, given Mayor Walsh’s refusal to guarantee cost overruns with tax dollars, that Boston has managed to dodge hosting the Olympics. Not only didn’t Boston ‘need’ the Olympics, but hosting the Olympics for a city like Boston would have … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Olympics

Things D.C. Restaurateurs Say About Boston That I Do Not Think Are True

There’s a sandwich shop opening in D.C. (boldface mine): “Beef n Bread is a fast casual down to earth sandwich shop inspired from living in Boston (what pizza is to New Yorkers, Roast beef is to Bostonians) I lived there … Continue reading

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Scientologists Everywhere I Turn

When I lived in Boston, my apartment was about a eight minute walk from Boston’s Scientology Center. Now, in D.C., I live about an eight minute walk from… They do, however, have some very nice Rhododendrons: They have another facility … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, DC

Some Thoughts on Charter Schools

So Monday’s post seemed to set off the charter school advocates. I’ll blame instructor error, but the little Twitter storm that erupted didn’t seem to deal with the larger–and factually accurate–claim that Massachusetts built one of the best educational systems … Continue reading

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Mass Transit: You Get What You (Don’t) Pay For

From afar, it appears that Boston’s MBTA is not handling the incessant snow very well (boldface mine): Details will be sorted out over time, but initial reports suggest more than a third of Red Line and Orange Line trains disabled; … Continue reading

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