Monthly Archives: March 2009

Making Community Accessible

A brief Google maps overlay with the MBTA maps reveals that the 6th Suffolk General Court district currently has no T or commuter rail stops in the district. Public transportation is served solely by bus. The MBTA's Fairmount Commuter Rail … Continue reading

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6th Suffolk General Court Visibility: Education Cuts

A rally supporting public education in the cit of Boston was held last week following a recent School Committee meeting where the committee approved a school budget that cuts more than 500 school employees, including more than 100 teachers and … Continue reading

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Economy Hits Community Development

In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of creating spaces where community building can happen. We need gathering spots in order to have conversations, to gather and to plan. We cannot form community if we do not know … Continue reading

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Public Space in Community Creation

  It's become more and more interesting to me to consider the role that public spaces play in creating or defining a community's culture. I spent six years living in New York City. A city whose private spaces of tenement … Continue reading

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