Monthly Archives: April 2016

Volunteer and make your heart sing!

This weekend, there will be excellent opportunities for volunteer work around the city. This Saturday, April 30th, clean up crews are needed to make Atwood Park to sparkle in the South End.      Your requirement?     Show up in the morning and get … Continue reading

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Continued (what a surprise)

The next hearing is May 10th for 15 Howard Street. Plenty of time to show a parade of streetscapes all over the Newburyport Historic District that reflect our city. It actually shows that we are an extremely healthy community with … Continue reading

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Another chance to stop the gentrification!

The new modus operandi of the current Zoning Board of Appeals is very similar to the modus operandi of the past Zoning Board of Appeals: basically, if the applicant is too hot to handle, continue it until the abutters and … Continue reading

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We can stop the Gentrification!

Looking for loopholes in a law is the primary goal of determined developers.     City Council and the Mayor and advocacy citizens can add guidelines, ordinances and rules all they want but if you have a determined bunch who … Continue reading

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What happened!?!

          Not being a forensic expert I was just unsure what happened.    The Little  River Nature Trail sign was nearby and was not affected. And I know a short and violent windstorm had passed through on Friday. The … Continue reading

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