Better know a Massachusetts district, thanks to Google Maps
The Electoral Map discovers a fun (for political geeks) way to use Google Maps: "walking" through congressional districts using the Street View feature.
What would you see if you visited the Bay State's congressional districts? Below are links Street Views of our US representatives' district offices, at least those that have been captured by Google's roving photographers. (Much of western Massachusetts and the South Shore aren't represented yet.) None of the offices seem to be in high-rent districts; it probably wouldn't look good politically to stake out spots on Newbury Street or next to a yacht club. (Stephen Lynch has a place on the water, but don't bother bringing sun screen and a beach chair if you drop in.) In Gateway Cities such as Springfield and Worcester, the neighborhoods around the offices look fairly grim. Can their representatives do anything to help?
1st District (John Olver): 57 Suffolk St., Holyoke, MA
4th District (Barney Frank): no street maps for district offices yet
5th District (Niki Tsongas): 11 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA
6th District (John Tierney): 17 Peabody Square, Peabody, MA110 First Street, Cambridge, MA
9th District (Stephen Lynch): 88 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston, MA