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BRA selling Yawkey Way to Red Sox for a pittance - can we stop it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin G Oct 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Recently the BRA decided to sell the rights to Yawkey Way to the Red Sox for about $7.3 million, to be paid over 10 years. They negotiated this deal behind closed doors, without any input from the…Continue

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Polar Bears

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin G Jun 30, 2011. 2 Replies

Does anyone know what happened to the Polar Bear sculpture that were in Southwest Corridor Park? I think they were put out for the Wake up the Earth Festival, and I had hoped they were going to stay.

 

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Kevin G replied to Kevin G's discussion BRA selling Yawkey Way to Red Sox for a pittance - can we stop it?
"Here is the BRA the night of their vote. The sole dissenting vote came from the sole appointee of the governor."
Oct 24, 2013
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BRA selling Yawkey Way to Red Sox for a pittance - can we stop it?

Recently the BRA decided to sell the rights to Yawkey Way to the Red Sox for about $7.3 million, to be paid over 10 years. They negotiated this deal behind closed doors, without any input from the neighborhood. They also did not get a real appraisal of the value of this land.Given that the Red Sox make about $5 million a year on the street, I'd say it is clearly worth more than $7.3 million.The Boston Finance Commission (an independent watchdog agency) has called this an agreement that will…See More
Oct 24, 2013
Kevin G replied to Kevin G's discussion Polar Bears
"Thanks for the info..."
Jun 30, 2011
Kristen Valachovic replied to Kevin G's discussion Polar Bears
"If I had to guess, I'd say they went home to Stonybrook Fine Arts, where they live."
Jun 29, 2011
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Polar Bears

Does anyone know what happened to the Polar Bear sculpture that were in Southwest Corridor Park? I think they were put out for the Wake up the Earth Festival, and I had hoped they were going to stay.
Jun 24, 2011
Kevin G replied to Erica Waldstein's discussion Wary Boylston St resident - second intruder rattles calm
"Sounds like a great idea. I will keep my eye out for posters..."
Mar 7, 2011
Kevin G replied to Elizabeth Bean's discussion Shoveling and people driving too fast?
"That sucks. Unfortunately there is a certain anonymity and protection people feel in their vehicles; therefore they do things they would never do 'in person'.This boorish behavior really irritates me too. On the bright side - that person…"
Feb 2, 2011
Rebecca F (community manager) left a comment for Kevin G
"Welcome neighbor!Thanks for joining us on Jamaica Plain's soundboard for voices and springboard for action!Now that you've joined, please read, post, reply, think about, share, attend, and create anything you wish - if something does not…"
Jan 27, 2011
Kevin G commented on Kevin G's blog post How to work with neighbors who do not shovel?
"Actually around here it seems like the problems are with condo associations. With a condo association there is a lot of responsibility to pass around, without anyone stepping up. Some associations are good, but I find those are the ones that cause…"
Jan 20, 2011
Eric commented on Kevin G's blog post How to work with neighbors who do not shovel?
"The worst are multi-family rental buildings. I feel like the landlords have made a cost benefit analysis in that it costs them more to hire people to do the work then it would cost them in fines."
Jan 20, 2011
Laura Cuozzo Guarnotta commented on Kevin G's blog post How to work with neighbors who do not shovel?
"Came across this funny post today about (former) city councilor Turner also not being a big shoveler either: http://www.universalhub.com/node/11964"
Jan 20, 2011
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Jan 20, 2011
Kevin G commented on Kevin G's blog post How to work with neighbors who do not shovel?
"I guess the fine worked, or possibly the knowledge that the fine can be cumulative. Late yesterday evening the walk was shoveled."
Jan 20, 2011
Kevin G commented on Kevin G's blog post How to work with neighbors who do not shovel?
"Latest news from the city: I called today, and they said that, "The address has been cited". I believe it is a $50 fine. The city employee asked, "Has it been shoveled yet?" I said, "No." They then asked if I wanted to…"
Jan 19, 2011

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How to work with neighbors who do not shovel?

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 1:45pm 10 Comments

Hi I was looking for some advice on how to deal with a neighbor who does not shovel their walk.

I have been here in JP for about 4 years. Over that time there has always been one neighbor who consistently does not shovel. I have only seen their sidewalk shoveled once in that time period.

My wife asked them about it last winter and their reply, "We are just girls, we can't do it."

This  year I asked them, and they replied that they did shovel. Yet if you look at the…

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At 12:03pm on January 27, 2011, Rebecca F (community manager) said…
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