JUST THINKING, FOLKS: Congrats to former Councillor Ed O’Hara in his battle to keep ethanol train shipments out of Revere: Gov. Patrick signed a transportation bill approving a measure by Sen. Petruccelli to stop the proposed transport by rail of the volatile liquid into Revere. I guess the senator was able to put the governor’s “feet to the fire” so-to-speak to get it done and help his Revere constituents. Now, can someone stop the ethanol from destroying my gas tank?
And speaking of standing up for his constituents, Sen. Scott Brown took time out of his busy schedule to talk water and sewer rates with Mayor Dan Rizzo. It’s about time Washington took a good hard look at this issue; it has long plagued Greater Boston taxpayers—kudos to the mayor for taking it to the next level! The Mass. Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has been raping the ratepayers for years and something must be done.
Is it me or has the presidential election campaign coverage, like the campaign itself, taken a nastier turn? Boston papers are reporting full-time state lawmakers are taking time off for campaign bus rides around the country. Is nothing sacred? And who’s paying for the gas? And speaking of nasty campaigns, step away from the website postings if you want to hold down your lunch after reading the nasty missives from supporters of the Suffolk County Clerk Magistrate campaign—yikes!
And how can anyone in their right mind believe anything that comes out the mouth of James “Whitey” Bulger if and when he takes the stand to testify that he had absolute immunity to do what he wanted per the FBI?
It was reported on Wednesday that since Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate, the GOP candidate has gathered support from Pres. Obama’s “youth vote”: 41% surveyed among ages 19–29 said they would vote for Romney, a new JZ Analytics poll revealed.
Would you say this has been a decent summer weather-wise? I’d have to say, “What summer?” And will the Mid-West ever stop burning?
And is the political stance of the CEO of Chick-A-Fil more important than the Boston murder rate? I would have to say no. Just thinking, folks.
HOME DEPOT PLAYS IT SAFE: On Saturday August 25th from 10:30 AM–11:30 AM, the Home Depot, located at Revere Beach Parkway in Chelsea, in conjunction with the City of Revere and Chelsea, will host a “Window Safety” seminar. Staff members from Home Depot will be available to teach residents how to use window guards along with other safety techniques to prevent injuries to children. Mayor Rizzo and city hall staff will attend the seminar.