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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…

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…

Mayor 54…

Mayor 54…

It’s official….a Dot Rat is mayor of Boston. The goosebumps moment for me during the speech was his reference to the hills of Boston and that the focus should not only be on Beacon Hill but also on Savin Hill, Telegraph Hill, Bunker Hill, Popes…

Our Mayor is a Dot Rat!

Our Mayor is a Dot Rat!

Congrats to Martin J Walsh….you worked harder than anyone. Which is a hallmark of being a Dot Rat! Dorchester is proud of you and I’m sure your father is upstairs smiling tonight!

Not my vote…

Not my vote…

There’s many reasons why Marty Walsh should get your vote on election day, but right now I want to focus on the biggest reason…. John Connolly. Yes, I’m about to pick on this guy and nobody can stop me. Have you seen the way John…

Tonight is for Martin Walsh…

Tonight is for Martin Walsh…

In case you haven’t noticed the signs everywhere. We have a Dot Rat running for Mayor of Boston that goes by the name Martin J. Walsh. Marty will get my vote for a number of reasons, many of which I will explain over the coming…

Menino and Mom…

Menino and Mom…

So here I am, sitting at City Hospital (or Boston Medical Center for you youngins) in a wing of the hospital named for the Capo di tutti capi,(The Boss of all Bosses) Mayor Tom Menino. It’s surgery day for my mother, she’s finally having her…

Menino crushes it at the DNC…

Menino crushes it at the DNC…

Mumbles is just too friggin gangster…this dude has so much street cred that he can call the most iconic African American of all time by his nickname. What? Wait…who the fork is this “fellow America Martha Luther King Jr.”? I got mumbled again?  WTF…. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d3lK2lTqt4]…

Menino rolls with dancers…

Menino rolls with dancers…

Listen, when you’re a big pimp like Mumbles and cutting ribbons around Boston like a Kenyan running 5k’s, you need to have a crew of dancers on your payroll for your adoring constituents. Mumbs came with his ABCD champions “FunkPaws” the other day for a little entertainment…

Tha Cahhh is no longa king…

Tha Cahhh is no longa king…

From what I can tell…. your fearless leader is trying to tell you that Boston is pretty bike friendly…. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLRmOCVemGk]