Category Archives: Boston

Thoughts on COVID-19 and the economy

I just sent the following email to the parents’ email list for the K-8 school that all five of my kids have attended (my youngest, in sixth grade, is the only one left there). I’m sharing it here because it fully captures my current thinking on COVID-19 and on where the economy is heading and… Read More »

2019 Boston City Council At-Large and District 9 Endorsements

The 2019 preliminary election for Boston City Council is this Tuesday, September 24. The eight at-large candidates and the two district candidates from each district who garner the most votes will move on to the final election in November. I live in District 9, so I have carefully considered all the District 9 and at-large… Read More »

Action report: “Never Again Para Nadie: Jews Against ICE Boston”, July 2, 2019

“Never Again” means never again for everyone. My thoughts about protesting ICE in Boston on July 2, 2019, and my experience being arrested during that protest.

Brookline parking meter credit card fee is obnoxious, yes, but also illegal

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 »

Endorsements: Massachusetts 2018 Democratic primary

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 »

Withdrawing my previous recommendation for SunBug Solar

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 »

MBTA: DON’T gaslight me, DO announce commuter rail stops

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 »