These are rosy stories from a company selected person, likely with significant means. There are a great many online accounts of folks forced to live near these facilities who paint a detailed picture of hell on earth, routinely evacuated from their homes at any time of the day or night, who live in chronic fear: terror, actually. For many locals along this local proposed route, hospitals are miles away in any direction, there are no evacuation routes, and residents have been shown plans to locate a huge pipeline less than 100 feet from homes and wells, and in the presence of existing sets direct transmission high voltage cables. They and all of their neighbors are well within blast zones. An incident will result in loss of electricity for a huge swath of the state: further complicating any possible rescue efforts. The lack of regard for our lives, our state, or anything remotely human is chilling. And this is being ginned up on the basis of maybe .6 bcf, which may not in fact be needed, so Marcellus gas can be shipped abroad to further enrich obscene wealth. ...(full comment)
If you can live off your SS here, I know your money will go further in TX where your God fearing (which I always feel sorry for those who fear God) have fled to.
And as for Mother Nature doing a "fine job of cleaning up messes made by oil"... too bad BP didn't know that. It could have saved them billions in their attempt to clean up the Gulf and Mississippi Delta in 2010.
I see you love living in the past. How does that work for you in the 21st Century? ...(full comment)
Tim, please go and reread my letter, this time for comprehension. I didn't write your pal Ken shouldn't write letters to the editor, I wrote as long as people like the two of you continue to insult and name call people who think differently than you, then our Nation can not heal.
Big difference. ...(full comment)
The Schell Memorial Bridge is a heritage structure. It deserves to be a small state park dedicated to our nation's civil engineer heritage. ( Yes, the state should spend some of money outside of Boston. )
The bike-ped bridge will be pale cipher next to the grandeur of the historic Schell. ...(full comment)
I would also like to see a space there that could be rented out for parties, functions, weddings, etc. That would nicely complement the new hotel above Wilson's, and out-of-town guests could also utilize the new train station nearby. There are not a lot of large venues for this purpose in the area, especially that are situated in a downtown, transit-oriented setting. ...(full comment)
Awesome...our street is falling apart, our sidewalk could kill someone with the cracks and disrepair, but this town is gonna spend up to $400,000 for a few kids to use skateboards! Where are the priorities in this town? ...(full comment)
A replica is not the same... Even with pieces of the original set in cement nearby in a pocket park.
It is sad watching the Commonwealth scrap the last such civil engineering feats. Like Lowell's Textile Memorial Bridge, recently lost.
More should be saved than Boston's Longfellow Bridge and the Northern Avenue Bridge.
Western and Central Massachusetts deserves heritage structures too... ...(full comment)