File under, you can't make this shit up. Read this story, click here
The long and the short is the City of Oakland is going to issue 4 permit at $211,000 per permit to allow large scale growing of pot, In other words a government sanctioned marijuana farm--four of them..... Who is on the short list? You guessed it Pharmasphere. "Also on Oakland's list is a Boston-based company called Pharmasphere Systems. Chief executive David Darlington says the company is not interested in obtaining a permit for itself but in partnering with a grower who would use Pharmasphere's indoor growing technology. Right now, the only plant Pharmasphere grows is Madagascar periwinkle, which contains compounds used in chemotherapy to treat some kinds of cancer. But Darlington says the business opportunity presented by medical marijuana outweighs any stigma that might be attached to being associated with pot.""
Right now, I got to believe Jeff is sitting with Leslie Nielson laughing about all the press (Twitter, Facebook.. Blogs, Telegram, Radio) a "silly" blogger like he is getting. Amazing how many people, who never read these stupid blogs, are around.
Picture on right myself, Britttany (WoMag) and Jeff when WoMag wrote a story about bloggers.
There has been all sorts of work in the street on Main Street in the May Street area and on May Street itself for the past couple of months. This got me to thinking.
Wonder if all of this work is being done for Common Ground's latest low income housing development that had all the troubles with the sewerage backing up into the basement when there was heavy rain? It almost makes sense.
Can anyone out there find out? If so wonder who is paying for it ??
Landing much softer in Worcester. Overall the convenience of flying out of ORH was great, but the quality of the actual plane, and flight itself, could be much better. Next time she flies she will look at the prices from a JetBlue and compare them against Direct Air.
Plane was a little late, 35 minutestaking off (imagine first night activities may have done this). As a result the flight landed about a half hour late. Relatively smooth flight, but the landing was horrible. Actually this is not the first time I have heard this.
I have a friend, Casey Clancey, on the first West Palm Beach Flight. She will be giving updates on her trip for me to post. Today she called to confirm flight. Other then a five minute wait on the phone, everything checked out. She found out the luggage charges though:
$25 for first piece if you pay in advance. $30 at airport
$30 for second piece if you pay in advance. $35 at airport
This needs a new post. Brendan so what you are telling me is that although someone is an illegal immigrant, they still have resident status in the Commonwealth of Masachusetts.
I am not saying "illegal" immigrants are not residents of Massachusetts either.
I am saying, however, they should not be entitled to the benefits of being a "resident" of Massachusetts since they are "illegal" immigrants.
Bottom line I think you need to be a "legal" immigrant to receive the benefits of being a "resident" in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Let me take this one step further are you saying that "illegal" immigrants should have the right to vote as residents of Massachusetts too?
The facade program has been successful within the confines of the Chandler NRSA.
38 Chandler Street Alan's
54 Chandler Street Roland's
208 Chandler Street Matt Dumas
210 Chandler Street Suney/Katch
216 Chandler Street Suney
232 Chandler Street Living Earth
344 Pleasant Street Bahnan's
We are also wrapping 3 other ones. By the end of the year we will have done 10 facades. How are we doing it? Well, we are utilizing CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) monies that were given to our NRSA (Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area). There were 4 other NRSA's combined did as much as ours.
The reason I am bringing this up is that business outside the NRSA, like June Street, could not get monies from our NRSA because they are outside the boundaries. There is nothing, however, stopping this business group or any other business group to seek a portion ($50,000) of the annual allotment of CDBG (Federal monies) to fund a facade program in their area.
In fact our business group will seek more CDBG funds or our NRSA. Bottom line business groups need to work together to ensure that we get a fair share of the CDBG funds.
Boston Globe story. Are your surprised????
Consider this. You live in New Hampshire, but work in Massachusetts so you have to pay Massachusetts Income taxes. If you son or daughter want to go to UMASS-Lowell, for example, you can not get in-state tuition rates.
Make any sense at all to do this when we are facing a 2 billion dollar budget deficit??
Lets assume for second that Julie were to get the Auburn Town Manager job, who would you recommend to be our next Assistant City Manager and don't say there will not be one. This is a vital position and needs to be filled...
You really got to give them credit. Honestly thought that there would be some very close state-wide and Congressional races. In fact I would have bet on Mary Z over Bump every day of the week. Not only were none of the races not close, but Mary Z lost.
The Massachusetts GOP is completely disorganized and has no co-ordinated efforts on the grassroots level. On the other hand the Democrats are a well organized machine. At least we got a YES on question 1?