The Somerville Licensing Commission seeks the public’s assistance in disseminating the Commission’s requirements for outdoor dining in Somerville restaurants. These requirements are intended to assist patrons in behaving responsibly, to help keep other patrons, the general public, and restaurant workers safe in this time of pandemic.
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.
Bird’s model looks to be entirely profit-driven and completely mean-spirited. No matter how much CEO Travis VanderZanden tries to equate the unasked-for and unwanted service to “freedom.”
With a little help from its friends, the “regulators” at the Department of Public Utilities December 5, 2017 BY JASON PRAMAS @JASONPRAMAS It is perhaps understandable that one of the most important Massachusetts news stories of the year was buried in the avalanche of reports coming out of Washington last week. But […]
Evolving the way the world moves … beyond Uber (and Lyft) July 7, 2017 BY JASON PRAMAS @JASONPRAMAS The following column was written as commentary for the July 2017 episode of the Beyond Boston monthly video news digest — produced by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and several area public access television stations. It’s aimed at suburbanites, but […]