are a couple of reasons why a corporation would dream up a mascot
character. 1) Because they want to appeal to children. 2) Because they
need an excuse to generate some brand awareness. 3) Because they have
incompetent management who spend their time fucking around with trifling
nonsense rather than fixing problems, and they need to be able to show
that they've at least tried something, no matter how pointless.
as evictions go, it was quite a strange scene at Camp Charlie this
around 8:30pm on Monday night, authorities showed up at the
Massachusetts Statehouse, where Occupy Boston has been camped since
April 4 in protest of the legislature's failure to seriously address
mass transit issues.
the points that was made over and over again by those protesting MBTA
fare hikes (and Mass transit funding issues in general) yesterday was that this
fight isn't new. It's been roaring for decades, and just seems to
have grown extremely loud and and in-your-face over the past few
today, though, activists have extended their message into the
future, stressing that the war's not over.
turns out, the forces conspiring against MBTA fare hikes and service
cuts weren't joking. They didn't quite turn out a Wisconsin-sized
Statehouse occupation as planned, but much hell was raised, and they
even got a snap out of a Beacon Hill power player. Here's how it went
down, or at least how I saw things unfold .
elderly Red Line rider explained at today's public MBTA hearing at
the Mass Transportation Building: the fight for rider's rights isn't
a new one. The commonwealth has been down these tracks before, and
the past few months have been no exception. As generally happens when
lifelines get cut, the latest war over transit has evolved into a
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If you've ever wanted to send your parents a clip that explains what Masshole road-rage is really like, scroll down: have we got a YouTube video for you.
For this we have the City Desk at the Metro to thank. Last week, a concerned citizen sent the Metro a recording of what was described as an MBTA Silver Line driver going apeshit at a driver who'd stopped a car in front of the driver's bus.
case you haven't noticed, thousands and thousands of people are
extremely pissed about proposed MBTA fare hikes and service cuts.
Last week saw crowds in Copley Square. Yesterday, teenagers on high
school vacation flooded Downtown Crossing and later on the State
House, making their case for youth job funding and student commuter
latest theater in the war against MBTA fare hikes and service cuts
opened Monday with a bang on every corner of the train map. Occupy
Somerville forces rallied in Davis Square. Their Jamaica Plain and
Dorchester counterparts gathered at Forest Hills and Fields Corner,
respectively, to sound alarms about troubling proposals.
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their natural habitats.
Essex StationMose Berkowitz
What's this concrete block
thingy?This used to be a portal for the Boylston-Essex train
station. Before the MBTA, the Boston Elevated Railway went over Washington Street.
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Crossing StationJoselin Mane
Ever seen a dead body
down here?There was that video of a drunk woman who fell into the
tunnel. Remember that? I've seen a lot of bums, but no dead people.
Public transportation is a dirty endeavour. Convenience and positive environmental impact aside, once that bell sounds and the subway doors slide shut, you and your fellow passengers are temporarily encased in a hurtling Petri dish of microbial nightmares. Not a very romantic situation, but the intrepid researchers at Craigslist have taken up the task of empirically analyzing just how romantic a subway ride can get.