Dear Mr. Kleckner [Melvin Kleckner, Brookline MA Town Administrator], I was so happy to see that the Town of Brookline is continuing its ongoing efforts to make parking in Brookline as unpleasant as possible by recently adding a 30-cent fee for all credit-card transactions in parking meters. I’m sure the owners of small businesses in… Read More »
Here are my endorsements in the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic primary. Some of these endorsements are not state-wide so you may have different candidates on your ballot. I am not bothering to list endorsements for candidates who are running unopposed. Note that in two of these races (Representative in Congress, Councillor), there is no Republican candidate,… Read More »
About seven years ago, I paid SunBug Solar a lot of money to install a solar panel array on my roof. As I wrote at the time, I was quite impressed by SunBug and preferred them over the many other installers I evaluated. Since then, I have recommended SunBug to numerous people considering solar installations. Unfortunately,… Read More »
Dear MBTA, A couple of months ago, I was riding the 5:10 Framingham-bound commuter-rail train to Boston Landing. I was engrossed in some fascinating reading, but a small part of my brain was listening for stop announcements, or so I thought. Imagine my surprise when I looked up and found myself in Newtonville! Before exiting… Read More »
Our street keeps flooding due to bad grading and inadequate drainage. The City of Boston needs to do something about it.
My wife and I recommend Ocean Honda of Weymouth, and we anti-recommend Boch Honda and Herb Chambers Honda.
Dear Stop & Shop, I’ve been a customer at the Stop & Shop at 60 Everett Street in Allston, Massachusetts for twenty years. I’ve been “in your database” with a Stop & Shop Card for as long as your chain has used Stop & Shop cards. In the past five years, I’ve spent on average… Read More »
Below is the letter which I just sent to Friendly’s through their web site. At around 11:00am on September 10, 2017, my son and I visited the Friendly’s restaurant in Watertown, Massachusetts for ice cream. I can say without exaggeration that every single aspect of our visit, from start to finish, was unpleasant. Because our… Read More »
Several years ago, I contacted my state senator, Will Brownsberger, and asked for his help addressing a serious problem: some MBTA buses were leaking engine fumes into their passenger compartments, sickening passengers and putting their long-term health at risk. I wrote about this issue extensively here. In response, Will arranged for me to meet with… Read More »