Category Archives: sidewalks

“Citizens” Arise!

You’ve seen these homeowners all over the city.      These are the one’s with beautiful lawns, the very nicest building materials and the sharpest looks…. ………But the sidewalk in front of their house is a tangled mess of weeds and dirt. … Continue reading

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BAD LEGISLATION ALERT! IT CONTINUES!

Tomorrow Night will be another chance to stop an ill-conceived attempt to cater to special interests instead of taking care of the citizens as a whole. We dodged a bullet when it came to 100 State Street as outrage was … Continue reading

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Improving sidewalks is a cheap way to boost equity and property values!

The IRS has actually codified this jump in values.    They have found that improving the public sidewalk that runs adjacent to a homeowner’s property will boost the appraised value of the private property.       They also found that installing historic brick … Continue reading

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Libertarians – Say it ain’t so!

The excuse for last night’s shenanigans came right from the Mayor’s mouth that a ‘few’ homeowners have been caught under this ordinance and they just ‘can’t’ swing improving the city’s sidewalks as they do ‘moderate improvements’. Supposedly, a $100,000 is … Continue reading

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Where’s a town crier when you need one!?!

We need to get everyone out to the joint Planning Board and Council of the Whole meeting, Wednesday night in the city council chambers.           If you can’t make it, send e-mails to the members of the Planning Board and City … Continue reading

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Let’s take advantage of this rare opportunity!

It’s time to get on foot or bike or car and travel around the City. John Bromfield, bless his heart; did much to create the spectacular beauty called, ‘Newburyport’.      In old archival photos, the original downtown and immediate neighborhoods were barren … Continue reading

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Beating a dead horse

This entire garage negotiation is extremely complicated.      Councilor Cronin has given all of us an excellent glimpse and superb update on the present situation with his blog insert.     If you really want to know (instead of anecdotal information from your friends … Continue reading

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