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    Worcester Ballpark & Redev

    I'll be visiting the area in a few weeks and my friend from Milton and his family will be joining me for a game out in Worcester. Still cheaper and less of a schlep than going to Fenway...plus I really want to to see the new stadium.
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    Downtown post COVID

    Convert as many buildings as possible into condos or apartments.
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    Idea for fixing the housing shortage

    I reject the notion that Americans only want a house with a yard as well. When my wife and lived in Cambridge, I'd talk to people in suburbs all the time telling me they wished they could live in the city, but they couldn't afford it. I'd also hear, from time to time, people who were tired of...
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    Idea for fixing the housing shortage

    What I don't understand is why there aren't more "adequate" apartments and apartment/condos being built. Stop building luxury and start building three bedroom units in medium density buildings that have the basics, but no frills. Why is that such a hard thing to do? I mean, I'm sitting here...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    Any chance we can get a run down for us cheap folk without a subscription?
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    Addressing the housing crisis

    I realize the law is a bit clunky, and some work needs to be done to improve it, I do support the ultimate goal. However, could the MBTA simply say "If you don't follow our new law, you lose your train station?
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    Women only coaches on trains

    I've lived here in Malaysia for 14 years, so I'm well aware of the cultural differences. Malaysia is certainly conservative by American standards, but it's somewhat moderate by Muslim standards. There are some parts of the country where Islam is so dominant that they segregate movie theaters...
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    Fall River/New Bedford Commuter Rail (South Coast Rail)

    You really can't compare to NY. A Metro North mostly pass does not entitle you to unlimited subway and bus like an MBTA monthly pass does
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    Lowell Infill and Small Developments

    I get what you're saying. I would never expect Lowell to look like Lexington, and that's fine. But poor immigrants should be able to live in a city they can afford, but also one that has roads that look like they've been maintained and sidewalks that don't have grass growing through the cracks...
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    Women only coaches on trains

    I made this thread to point out the pointlessness of having women's only coaches on trains. The pictures below were taken on one of the MRT lines in Kuala Lumpur. It seems like the city's newest train lines, as well as commuter rail, have women's only coaches, but the older LRT lines do not. I...
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    Lowell Infill and Small Developments

    I was last there in July/August 2022. I get that it was just after the region started opening up after covid and the university was not in session. But from driving around, the neighborhoods and downtown just looked run down. I'll be there again this summer and hopefully there will be some...
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    Lowell Infill and Small Developments

    I've been hearing that for years, but I'm not sure if I see it. Sure, crime is way down and the city is much more livable than it was in the 90s, but when I was last there in 2022, the city was kind of run down. To me it seemed like they had made their progress throughout the late 90s and the...
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    New England Revolution Stadium | 173 Alford Street | Boston-Everett

    That's a terrible rendering, but I do like the idea of having standing room only in certain sections. Maybe we'll even get our own hooligans!
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    Key Bridge Collapses in Baltimore

    Pardon my engineering ignorance... But if a bridge is located over a major shipping route, shouldn't there be safeguards be in place to ensure that a container strike wouldn't collapse the whole bridge?
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    New England Revolution Stadium | 173 Alford Street | Boston-Everett

    I love this. I'd love to see a ski or sledding slope like this in Boston.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    I know that Billerica is trying to fight the law as well. If you look at the area around the N. Billerica train station, half of it is wooded. I hope these towns lose their fight against this very reasonable law.
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    Hawai'i

    I lived in Honolulu in 2001-02. Besides Oahu, the only other island I got to visit was Kauai. I really regret never making it out to the Big Island - It looks amazing.
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    How long have you lived here?

    Born in 78 in Billerica and lived there all through HS. Went to college in CT back to Mass, then a few other states, now overseas in SE Asia. I come back to Boston every couple of years now and I love what I see happening in the city. Last time I visited in summer of 2022, it seems like the...
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    As the slow zones get fixed throughout 2024, will the MBTA start increasing the frequency of the trains? I was looking at the schedules the other day and red, blue, green and orange lines seem to have fairly lousy headways these days.
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    Franklin Park - White Stadium Renovation

    And a Boston team that wants hire numbers will do better playing at a stadium that has access to route 93, the orange line and commuter rail. Putting a team in the middle of Roxbury isn't going to draw fans from all over.

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