Category: Infrastructure

Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 2, Longest

14 October, 2014 (09:00) | Boston, Cities, Density, Development, Eminent domain, Harbor Towers, Housing, Infrastructure, Month in review, Urban renewal, Verticality, Zoning |

[Continued from Friday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In the long, long month of August, I wrote three long pieces, none longer than the final one, a post that set a dubious personal record – ten parts! – in which I covered two hundred years of Boston history as seen through a time-lapse recollection of […]

Month in Review: August, 2014: Part 1, Long, longer

10 October, 2014 (09:00) | Boston, Cities, Density, Development, Eminent domain, Harbor Towers, Housing, Infrastructure, Month in review, Urban renewal, Verticality, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith Whether by accident, laziness, or design, during August I wrote only three posts, but they were all mega-expositions: 3, 7, and 10 parts.  Long, longer, and longest The shortest was my piece about New York City (where else?), and the New York Times’s headline writers missing the point about properties that […]

When the house loses: Part 12, The butt end of Boston?

9 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 11 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, and Part 10.] By: David A. Smith I got no chance of losing this time – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) Finally we have reached the end […]

When the house loses: Part 11, Twice as many problem gamblers

8 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 10 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.] By: David A. Smith I could pay you back with one good hand – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) One cannot indict casinos as societal ills […]

When the house loses: Part 10, Elderly day-care centers

7 October, 2014 (10:00) | Boston, Casinos, Cities, Economic development, Economics, Everett, Gambling, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, Local issues, Real estate taxes, Speculation, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 9 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.] By: David A. Smith Put your gold money where your love is, baby – Loser, Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter) As we’ve seen in the many parts of this […]