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    Amazon Office Tower I | 111 Harbor Way (Seaport Square Parcel L4) | Seaport

    Forcing people who exist to not exist in a certain area is bad yes. Kicking all the homeless people out is not at all the same thing as addressing the problem of homelessness. Did you read the post I am responding to it even specifically refers to state violence being used to achieve it: Do...
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    Jamaica Plain Infill and Small Developments

    Not really a small development but "Hyde Square Task Force... selected Pennrose as [Church of the Blessed Sacrament's] developer for a mixed-use project, which includes much-needed affordable housing for the area and public performance spaces for artists and youth."
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    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    The biggest benefit of the new trains in terms of ride experience is that they are so much quieter. You can actually talk to people without screaming or listen to music at a healthy volume and be able to hear it.
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    Amazon Office Tower I | 111 Harbor Way (Seaport Square Parcel L4) | Seaport

    yeah you highlighted the most likely solution which is that rather than expand the size for the tree, the tree will either be chocked and die or will be chopped when it grows "too much" for the narrow hole. Neither would ever result in type of long term and sizable canopy that makes a beautiful...
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    Thats a product of criminalization to some degree. Easier and faster to do a quick tag than a full piece, easier to spend more time in more inaccessible areas where you are less likely to get the cops called on you, general urge to tag everywhere because your tags keep getting covered up, etc...
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    New Red and Orange Line Cars

    I agree we desperately need new orange line trains but I have to say I sympathize with the aesthetic and comfort complaints. The new seats are considerably less comfortable (I never found the old seats uncomfortable but I do with these) and, while I completely understand not everyone would agree...
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    There is actually some excellent and interesting street art in the area including these that I was able to partially snap on my last trip on the downeaster which are right on that white building in the picture. There was another great one I unfortunately couldn't get a pic of in time. I...
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    MBTA Electric Buses by 2030?

    Can these threads be merged? Not sure why the discussion is continuing here after this was pointed out.
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    2021 Boston Mayoral Race

    AEG is so blatantly corrupt and will clearly use her office to benefit her slumlord husband, who pretty clearly is helping her campaign under the table.
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    Biking in Boston

    An interesting article that addresses how the issue of bike-pedestrian crashes (which has come up several times in the thread) is overhyped despite both declining and being dwarfed by incidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians.
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    MBTA Electric Buses by 2030?

    There is already a thread on this.
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    General MBTA Topics (Multi Modal, Budget, MassDOT)

    The Senate Committee on Reimagining Massachusetts Post-Pandemic Resiliency has proposed offering free T passes to people on MassHealth/SNAP (making up to 200% of the poverty line)
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    MBTA Bus & BRT

    From Streetblogs: "Fare-Free 28 Is a Hit With Roxbury, Mattapan Bus Riders: Ridership on the route has surged back to pre-pandemic levels, outperforming the rest of the MBTA bus system" This is promising and shows that free service drives demand (which will make mode shifts to more efficient...
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    Please stop.

    Acting like people have no right to exist in public space has consequences and does result in violence. I am not equating a speech act and a murder but when the idea that "these people shouldn't be here" is normalized it's only a matter of time until someone seeks to enforce it (and it does...
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    Please stop.

    Is that happening? there are over 100 people online right now. Amazing how you all seem to push all the problems with the board onto me. How convenient, especially since I recently joined. What an easy fix! Being willing to loudly confront the nonsense you tolerate might make me an easy...
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    Please stop.

    Not sure why everyone seems to think it is fine to police my tone, this does not seem to be consistently applied here by any sense of the imagination. I think advocating for hostile built environments and talking about crime infestations in prime locations is being a jerk but yeah again, that...
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    Please stop.

    People seem consistently more than willing to tolerate far more directly insulting and absurd things from people on right wing, and only seem to see hostility in people arguing against those advocating for hostile environments for various undesirables. I think you let the pet reactionaries on...
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    Please stop.

    Why is this a problem? People get to the station slightly faster? Your generations instinctive revulsion to all things skateboarding (to the point of enacting violence against random teens for no reason, multiple times, including by state officials, even very recently, and all over the country...
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    East Boston Infill and Small Developments

    A worker died by falling down an elevator shaft at the construction site at 187 Sumner St. I don't think there is a thread for this project but I felt that this shouldn't be let to go by without comment.
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    2021 Boston Mayoral Race

    You think this idea is a disease it clearly is both frightening and heinous to you. I have provided evidence that disproves the claim you keep repeating to act like you care about renters and not your own pocketbook but the reality is transparent. These studies do also include other factors in...

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