Are we in another bubble? I remember 2008. I see a lot of places for rent and for sale that I don’t see a lot of people being able to afford. Maybe I’m not getting it.
Here’s how it looks in Somerville, Massachusetts.
For a century and more, Somerville was a working-class neighborhood bordering Cambridge. The city is still populated with a dense mix of blue-collar workers and recent immigrants, all living in together in red-brick and clapboard three-decker housing. It also provided many affordable, off-campus rooms and apartments to Tufts, Harvard, and MIT students as well as artists, writers, and radicals. Today, it’s dealing with the aftershocks of a boom in biotech and the knowledge economy that’s now rippling out from post-rent-control Cambridge. That bloom of wealth and demand is pushing premium jobs and rocketing rents into neighboring Somerville, a place where suddenly everybody wants to live and a lot of proud residents can no longer afford.
via Open Source with Christopher Lydon
The Denver Post is going to charge for its services now.
How I have hated the enormous amount of time we’ve spent trying to get page views in the empty belief the digital ads would save us. In that pursuit we’ve drained precious time and resources that could have been focused on doing even more real journalism, like fact-checking political claims, investigating government spending or crafting a better read.
Returning to our fundamentals will be better for readers and journalists alike.
I don’t blame them. If the online ad model ain’t working, it ain’t working. Hat’s off to them for looking for a new approach.
“The state’s largest substance abuse treatment provider, Arapahoe House, is scheduled to close January 2. Its board and CEO say most of the organization’s patients can’t afford treatment and state and federal funding aren’t enough to sustain operations.”
Bad way to start 2018. Via Colorado Public Radio.
Dear Mr. Hawkes,
Thank you for contacting me regarding net neutrality. I appreciate you taking the time to write. It is an honor to serve you in the United States Senate and I hope you will continue to write with your thoughts and ideas on moving our country forward.
On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse the 2015 Open Internet Order. In 2015, the FCC reclassified broadband services under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 was originally designed to regulate the legacy telephone network.
While I strongly support preventing Internet companies from blocking or slowing consumers, the 2015 order relied on a 1930s portion of law, which was never intended to regulate the Internet. Using outdated regulation to police Internet companies threatens innovation and investment in the Internet. The FCC’s latest decision provides a new opportunity to find a way forward on bipartisan legislation that permanently prevents companies from blocking or slowing consumers. I support such a legislative approach to ensure this issue is resolved once and for all instead of leaving it up to the whim of the FCC.
Again, thank you for contacting me, and do not hesitate to do so again when an issue is important to you.
United States Senator
Highly readable article in the LA Times on Denver’s liveliest of streets.
That was once Smiley’s, the world’s biggest laundromat,” he said, passing a warehouse-like building. “That hotel? The uncle of the Red Baron had his funeral there. Clint Eastwood walked his orangutan past that place in ‘Every Which Way But Loose.’ The guy who created the Colorado Gay Rodeo worked over there. I performed an Elvis wedding at that church.
Kelly, David. 2017. “Denver’s Colfax Avenue Is Jammed With History, Freaks, Neon. Its Champion Is An Elvis Impersonator, Of Course”. Latimes.Com. Accessed November 26 2017. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-denver-colfax-street-20171120-htmlstory.html.
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Taken in October. Cherry Creek meets the South Platte.
Rosenberg’s Bagels on 26th, just off Welton.
Check it out at Colorado Public Radio. A mobile laundry to help the homeless community. “The consensus was that, if you’re on the streets in Denver, and you’re fairly savvy, you can shower,” Harris says. “But it’s next to impossible to do laundry.”
Nicely done Bayaud Enterprises.
Nothing like randomly looking around a used book store.
Capitol Hill Books
Denver Public Library sculpture.
Saw the movie, I Daniel Blake. That, and Moonlight were the best new movies I’ve seen this year. Good stuff.