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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Monday, June 30, 2008

New meaning to the term green line

After what seems like years of construction. Commonwealth Avenue near BU is finally rounding into shape -- albeit with a much narrower roadway.

I have no qualms whatsoever about the efforts to snazz up the sidewalks on both sides of the street. But I am curious about the decision to install sod -- sometimes in infinitesimally small strips -- along the trolley right-of-way. Talk about a green line!

And to install sprinklers to keep this tiny patch of grass green.

The big question -- who is paying for it? If it's BU -- fine and thanks for trying to beautify a strip that give a new meaning to the term ugly.

If it's the MBTA -- can we look forwards to a fare hike to pay for the water that gets sprayed in the tracks?

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