The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

Doesn’t matter which side of the isle you sit on or where the roots of your belief system lie, Jeremy Rifkin does an impressive job conceptualizing both historical and current data trends  while laying out a vision for our next few generations. If for nothing…

Five Bostons – Irish East

Five Bostons – Irish East

What’s up knuckleheads? Long time no blogging, huh? Life is good, just living the dream. So I was trolling old footage of the neighborhoods and ran into this old piece called Five Bostons from 1983 done by Chris Lydon. Great perspective as we watch the…

Nos voisins resilient…

Nos voisins resilient…

Coming up through BPS I had the pleasure of learning about the world alongside tons of Haitian kids. They always struck me as hard workers with tons of pride and always dressed in their finest. God only knows I would have never survived French class…

Save the Mattapan Line…

Save the Mattapan Line…

So a few weeks back our friend Bill Forry over at the Dorchester Reporter put out this great piece about the folks who maintain the Ashmont/Mattapan trolley line. With all the anti MBTA sentiment that’s being tossed about it was a welcomed perspective. Of course I, like a lot of…

The age of Aquarius…

The age of Aquarius…

Once upon a time there existed a nightclub across the mighty Neponset river in Quincy Massachusetts. That club was called Aquarius and it was the stuff of legend. It resided inside this little hotel/motel where my parents actually spent their honeymoon (back then blue collar folks…

By the numbers – Walsh’s CityScore

By the numbers – Walsh’s CityScore

Open311 is nothing new in the world of municipal data. The commonwealth’s first venture into this arena on a massive scale was “Commonwealth Connect” – a state grant funded rebranding and distribution of the SeeClickFix platform spearheaded by then City of Boston CIO Bill Oates…

The underdog…

The underdog…

He’s our favorite son for a host of reasons. Top of the list is his approach towards football. Tom Brady has played every single game with the same exact approach since Bledsoe was knocked out in 2000…..with a massive chip on his shoulder. He’s the…

All in the Pharmacy…

All in the Pharmacy…

Only in America does the family who made billions off the drug that directly sparked our modern day heroin epidemic make the Forbes list. I guess it’s only fitting the Sackler family make into a publication with the Forbes namesake. The Forbes family knows how…

Why I’m the only white guy on my Dorchester street…

Why I’m the only white guy on my Dorchester street…

This guy does a wonderful job breaking down the last 40+ years in Dorchester and what lies at the heart of a massive demographic change. There are families that never left….and these families deserve a much better job from our policy makers when tackling the…

Guilty…

Guilty…

There isn’t a person walking this planet that should feel any remorse for what may happen to this terrorist now that a jury has found him guilty on all counts. Let’s honor all those living and deceased who protect us from these people on a daily…