The Codcast

The Codcast: Water shuttle coming to Seaport District

The two top priorities of the Seaport Transportation Management Association are water shuttles between North Station and the South Boston waterfront and more Silver Line buses. Patrick Sullivan, executive director of the Seaport TMA, estimates 4,000 people on a typical weekday come into North Station and then take shuttles to the congested Seaport District. He(...)

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The Codcast: Grading the Legislature

The Environmental League of Massachusetts put out its latest legislative scorecard this week, and the rankings provided a number of interesting insights about Beacon Hill. First, the Environmental League’s scorecard in its own way confirmed the House-Senate political divide raised initially by a scorecard put out by Associated Industries of Massachusetts. AIM generally gave higher(...)

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The Codcast: The everyday terrorism of urban gun violence

Just over a week ago, 17-year-old Raekwon Brown was fatally gunned down just steps from Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester, where he was a student. Three others, including a 67-year-old woman, were wounded. The shooting, which took place in broad daylight after a fire alarm emptied students onto the street near the school, was(...)

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The Codcast: Weld flashes the old charm

William Weld made libertarianism sound like a political middle ground between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during an interview Tuesday night with CommonWealth magazine. The former Massachusetts governor, who is running for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket with former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, said his focus will(...)

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The Codcast

All-night service on the T

The inaugural episode of our podcast, named The Codcast after the sacred cod hanging in the chamber of the House of Representatives, tackles a proposal by three advocates for all-night service on the MBTA. The plan was originally put forward in an article in CommonWealth by James Aloisi, the former secretary of transportation; Ari Ofsevit,(...)

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