November 30, 2010

QB Meltdown

November 29, 2010


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.""

Hugh Jidette for President

Jeff Barnard

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.  

November 28, 2010

Jeff Barnard

Rest In Peace

November 27, 2010

May & Main Street Construction

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 ??

November 26, 2010

Next Blogger Bash

Here are the details for our December blogger get-together:

day: Wednesday December 8th, 5:30ish
place: Panera Bread, 120 Gold Star Boulevard

November 25, 2010

Happy T-day

Couple notes on city politics:

  1. Lowest residential rate will get approved again
  2. There will be a strong push to tax to the mask
  3. Local Aid cuts will be worse then expected because Commonwealth revenues will not hit targets

Going to be a tough year at the both state and local governments to come up with balanced budgets.   

November 22, 2010

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania contemplating bankruptcy


Hamtramck, Michigan want to declare bankruptcy.

New Pleasant Street Banner

Casey return flight

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.

November 19, 2010


Thinking about you tonight. 

Jager Bomb

Rumor has it that this is Jahn's favorit drink, a combination of Jagermeister and Red Bull.  

Think we can safely assume Four Loko and Joose will be back, but this time without the caffeine.  You see where I am going with this don't you?

Four Loko bombs??  Buy the new Four Loko, without the caffeine and buy a Red Bull .....  

Direct Air

Latest promo. 

Bye Bye Jooz

Today my Atlas salesman, Scott Bray, removed all my Jooze.   Already out of Four Loko


Caey Update

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. 

November 18, 2010

First Flight update

Cake and refreshments to celebrate first flight.  Plane a little old but nice leather seats.

Hello Tilt

Anheauser Busch has a product called Tilt with12% alcohol and no caffeine.  Four Loko is kids stuff--ony 11%

Bye bye four loko

Last two just got sold  

West Palm First Flight

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
Will forward updates as I get them. 

Conveyor Belt

Need one .. Anyone have suggestions.   

In State Tuition for illegal immigrants

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? 


Closing restaurants in Mass and RI

Facade Program (post dedicated to Sprout)

The facade program has been successful within the confines of the Chandler NRSA.  

  1. 38 Chandler Street Alan's
  2. 54 Chandler Street Roland's
  3. 208 Chandler Street Matt Dumas
  4. 210 Chandler Street Suney/Katch
  5. 216 Chandler Street Suney
  6. 232 Chandler Street Living Earth
  7. 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.

November 17, 2010

Joppa Road

Gettinig better every day.   

Patrick pushes for in-state tuition for illegals

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?? 

November 15, 2010

November 13, 2010

Chandler NRSA Cameras-- 78 Pleasant (Advantage)

  1.   (no WWW)
  2. run the add-on!!!!!
  3. user name     wpd
  4. password    wpd 

Chandler Street NRSA Cameras-- 232 Chandler (Evo)

Check out our systems!   Here is the one at Living Earth

  1.   (no www)
  2. install the add -on  for Everfocus
  3. User name:   wpd
  4. Passowrd:    wpd

Record and store for one week.   Tell me what you think!

November 12, 2010

Dave Meggett Gets 30 Years


Dan Smith--Comedian

On the Jim Polito show today, website.   Guess where he lives?? 

November 11, 2010


In the newspaper today a TIF is being approved because

TIF is needed because the build-out costs associated with rehabilitating an older building such as this ended up higher than expected.

When are build-oout costs less then expected???    To have this as a basis for the granting of a TIF seems a little lax shall I say?    Does this set a  precedence?? 


Good story on the Village of Piedmont

My Nominations for Assistant City Mgr

1)  Jahn---why not?

2)   Buddy Cianci--look what he did in Providence.   He can do the an afternoon radio show on WCRN to compete against Jordan at WTAG
3)  Tim Cahill--  he was promised a job?

November 10, 2010

Next Assistant City Mgr

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... 

November 09, 2010

November 08, 2010

Tim Cahilll Herald Story

Click here

More pols dancing

Jordan Levy today

Jordan Levy is supposed to be bringing up on his show this afternoon something about a rumor of a big shake-up coming in the Worcester development team....     

2 Billion Dollar Deficit

Elections are now over.  How are we going to close a 2 billion dollar?

  1. Swift Casino approval
  2. Increase in State Income taxes

November 04, 2010

John Boehner Speech

Democratic Party

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?

November 03, 2010

The Day After

What can you say?     It is going to be a rough budget year for the Commonwealth.  Lets hope that spending is cut versus more taxes.

We will see.

November 02, 2010

Vote today


On the questions

November 01, 2010

November 2nd is coming