Category Archives: Watershed

Seaport Village LLC–I’ve got the information

I have most of the information – by the way, thanks to all those legal proceedings, the Planning Office has a big three-ring binder on the project.     Will be getting my eyes on that Monday. I have detailed pictures of … Continue reading

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The Goal of Affordable Housing

Big meeting last night to go over a planning professionals day-dream of a perfect community.       This is of course, not urban planning but social engineering by the State.       By somehow providing homes that are ‘forced’ into the mold of ‘affordable’; … Continue reading

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All we have is a flashlight

When you see a big development like the proposed 40B project on the Woodman Farm Lot; I can guarantee there are many fingers eagerly waiting to share in the spoils.          Everyone knows the affordable housing proposed is just a smoke … Continue reading

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A Deal Killed by Greed?

Eleanor Woodman gets 2.5 million dollars IF the city re-zones two small parcels.       And I certainly don’t begrudge the deal that was worked out.       In fact, as recently as the last few days, it looked good for the re-zoning to … Continue reading

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The Neglected Golden Rule

“Love thy neighbor as thyself” seems to be a very passé attitude these days.     No where is this seen as in the attitude of some of the Newburyport citizens that are in the area of Storey Avenue.      They don’t necessarily … Continue reading

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So here’s the deal

Tomorrow night at City Hall, the second Committee of the Whole will be discussing re-zoning two parcels on Storey Avenue.     I have already given you the basic notes from the last meeting. Now the problem has been from the start … Continue reading

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Recap for Wednesday

The 18th is coming up fast so I thought it would be good to go over the points that were covered during the Committee of the Whole’s meeting on Storey Avenue.    Unlike the regular city council meetings, these were not … Continue reading

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