Archive for January 30th, 2012

January 30, 2012

For Love or Money?

There are two motivations in sports. Which is yours? For Love or Money?

New Balance slogan

The Advisory Group for the Brighton / Guest Street Area Planning Study is having a meeting about, well, the study.   Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Brighton Marine Health Center on Warren Street.

The title is a snoozer, but this is a major project.  The site is a big hunk of property around the New Balance property bordering the Mass. Turnpike.  Think of it as the area behind the the WGBH/Channel 2 videotron, between North Beacon Street and the Pike.

It includes two major public transportation suggestions.  Short term, improving bus service.  Long term, restoring rail service.  Given the MBTA cutbacks we are facing, is either realistic? The meeting announcement behooves us to pay attention to the text rather than the graphics. Good advice, given that the pictures envision Arthur and Guest Streets transforming into Parisian boulevards.

The critical questions are who builds, and what do they build. Will it be something we love, or will it be all about the money?

January 30, 2012

After the show

The show ended a long time ago. Development for the site that used to be home to the Circle Cinema in Cleveland Circle will be the topic of a Wednesday, February 8 meeting at 8 PM. It will be held at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon Street, Brighton. The meeting is sponsored by the Aberdeen-Brighton Residents Association.

January 30, 2012

Good psychics don’t get caught

There was real psychic drama last Tuesday, January 24 at the Boston Licensing Board.  Several fortune tellers were asked to explain why they were operating without a license, including Brighton Psychic at 270 Parsons Street.  If they were good at foretelling the future, shouldn’t they have known they were going to be busted?

Shouldn’t there be some kind of test?  Make some predictions, read a few palms, show you know you way around a deck of Tarot cards?  If you want to make money off of your talent for foreseeing the future, the application is here.

Turns out they did have a license in the past, didn’t renew it, and the Board has now voted to cancel it. (Photo via Flikr Commons).


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