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Eleven planning lessons from Boston/Cambridge


I had the opportunity to visit Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts in mid-March. Here is a list of eleven planning-related lessons I took away from visiting these two dynamic cities. Preserve, protect and celebrate your community‚Äôs history. A varied blend of … Continue reading

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Art and architecture of Boston/Cambridge


Here are a few photos of art and architecture from our weekend trip to Boston and Cambridge. Enjoy!

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Hubway’s the way to bike Boston


Kathy and I joined my son Jonathan on a morning bike ride along both sides of the Charles River in Cambridge and Boston Saturday morning. While Hubway is located throughout much of the central parts of the Boston urban area, … Continue reading

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A new tower to rise in Boston


Below is an artist’s rendering of the new mixed use skyscraper planned for the Back Bay district of Boston. The 58 story, 691 foot triangular-shaped building will contain both condominiums and a hotel, making it the tallest residential building in … Continue reading

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Last flights out


Quite a hectic travel day yesterday (Sunday) as I attempted to return to Michigan early from visiting my son and daughter in law in Boston. Originally scheduled to fly home today (Monday), my airline, AirTran contacted me Saturday and suggested … Continue reading

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Theater marquees of Boston


Here are photos of some fantastic theater marquees in the great city of Boston and one from neighboring Brookline.

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Some scenes from “Beantown”


Here are a just a few of the myriad of photos taken today in Boston. Enjoy!

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