Is Massachusetts ready for the Big One?

Will the aftershocks from yesterday’s 5.8 Virginia earthquake that rumbled through the Northeast Corridor get people thinking more seriously about natural disasters as more than comic fodder for bloggers and the twitterati? Politico reports the quake damaged the National Cathedral and cracked the Washington Monument. The Daily Item interviewed Lynn residents, including one who was(...)

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Fresh thoughts for the Greenway

Monday, July 19, 2010 By Michael Jonas What to do with Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway? The question gets a fresh airing Tuesday night when the Boston Redevelopment Authority board considers the adoption of new development guidelines for the mile-long swath of open space. Meanwhile, the Boston Society of Architects asked eight architecture or design(...)

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Massachusetts not so great this year, say public planners

Massachusetts was shut out of the American Planning Association's annual "Great Places" list, released earlier this month. But city and town planners don't have to go far to find inspiration, as three New England spots were honored: Front Street, in Bath, Maine; New Haven Green; and Central Square in Keene, New Hampshire.  Lest the above(...)

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