Category Archives: Boston

Cutler Majestic

The Cutler Majestic Theater, Tremont St., between Boylston and Stuart, Theater District, Boston:

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Old Stomping Grounds

As I mentioned earlier this week, I returned to Boston for a conference. Some pictures from my old stomping grounds (which might be familiar to long-time readers). The Public Garden: Corner of Clarendon and Comm. Ave.: Fireman’s Memorial, Dartmouth and … Continue reading

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Mass Transit Helps Drivers: The Boston Edition

Or, as more than one transportation expert has put, “You’re not stuck in traffic, you are the traffic.” Yvonne Abraham (boldface mine): Take Monday’s news of an MBTA fare increase, an average rise of 9.3 percent — despite protests, and … Continue reading

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Gentrification Is Not the Same As Bidding Up

When election season isn’t on us, one of the things the chattering class likes to discuss is urban gentrification–in no small part because it affects a good number of them. While that ignores the far larger and far more difficult … Continue reading

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How Not To Redesign a Crosswalk

If I still lived in Boston and worked in Cambridge, this would probably get me killed: The “High-Intensity Activated crossWalK,” or HAWK, signal installed by city officials outside Biogen Inc. is so complex it requires its own set of directions. … Continue reading

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Transit and Accountability in Boston and D.C.

Having grown up in D.C. and the surrounding area, I, unfortunately, am accustomed to just how inept local government can be (yes Northeasterners, it can be worse. Much worse). This is disastrous in the long run: Like it or not, … Continue reading

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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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