IMAGE: Jason Pramas and Amy Carter at the “Northampton 15” CIA Off Campus Trial in Northampton, MA on April 8, 1987. Stills from WGBH archival video, courtesy of the Boston TV News Digital Library. This week, a reminder that politics is not a spectator sport. I was listening to a recent Noam Chomsky appearance on […]
BOSTON FIDDLES WHILE THE WORLD BURNS
City government continues issuing reports while UN calls for immediate action
THE MERRIMACK VALLEY DISASTER: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT OLD PIPES
The magnitude of the disaster is just starting to sink in. About 8,500 homes were affected, and its occupants are being told that it will take months to replace the cast iron gas pipes under city streets and restore service.
SOME THOUGHTS ON TRANSPORTATION POLICY
It was vexing to watch Bird fans that clearly hadn’t even bothered to read the article in question—let alone my broad and deep back catalog—attack me as some kind of car-loving anti-environmental reactionary in the service of flogging their hipster transportation fetish du jour.