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Phone Books: The Sequel

7 Jan

Sometimes sequels can be good, right?

Toy Story 2 was a heck of a good movie.

So was Godfather 2.

So here’s something close to as good as those films: Just about a week after I blogged about my building receiving too many phone books, I have discovered that Yellowbook is allowing people to opt-out of receiving phone books in the future, both yellow and white pages.

Far be it from me to take any credit for this (and seriously, I know I had nothing to do with it), but this is great news.

Now my neighbors and I just have to recycle all the books that are still sitting in the same place where they were left last week …

Fill ‘Em Up

7 Jan

I suppose it’s a little premature to be posting this now, given that we’re in the middle of another storm and all and the plows are coming around again, but damn — when is someone going to do something about the potholes on Commonwealth Ave. around Boston College? No, not on the main road. The carriage lane from the bottom of the hill to around Mt. Alvernia Road is all broken up with craters that make driving on the street similar to what I’d expect it’s like to drive on the moon (forgetting the whole no-gravity thing, obviously). It’s a hazard to both drivers and pedestrians because I’m sure I’m not the only one who swerves to avoid getting a flat tire (and yes, I drive slowly). Maybe the Town of Newton could take care of this before some residents who are less passive aggressive start complaining? And of course, before it gets any worse. After all, it’d be nice if my ability to make change wasn’t just limited to Brookline.