SisMorphine wrote:Yes, Boston has BSL, but it's also the best meeting place for this area, most convenient for all, etc. Especially The Harp because it is right across the street from the train station, a T station, and down the street from another T station.
OBVIOUSLY I understand that the BSL in Boston sucks, but we need to focus on educating the law makers in that city and turning it around and not on hurting the business owners, who have nothing to do with what happened, and more than likely don't even live in the city itself. Sure you can boycott the city but frankly it's most likely not going to make much of a dent in the city's economy. It would be far more efficient to focus efforts on targeting the law makers if people want the BSL in the city to be reversed.
Oh really? We tried that. This BSL was concocted on the golf course. The sponsor is the golfing pal of Menino. Done deal from day 1.
And NO this was to have been a northeast meet and greet not just Boston. You didn't have the conversation with Maheesh Jain the co founder of CafePress about his not having it inside the city limits I did. It was supposed to have been outside Boston jusidiction. ALL cities/townships on the outskirts are within T travel so this is a poor excuse.
No, I didn't have the conversation, you are correct. Not exactly a conversation I would ever imagine I would have a chance to have anyway.
In general I feel that this is being blown out of proportion. Though if I was in your position and had already had a conversation with these people about specifically not having it within the city limits then I'd probably be PO'ed also. But Boston IS easier to access, especially that area. Even though, say Harvard Square in Cambridge is also easy access via the red line, when you're in the Fanuel Hall area of Boston you have the train, the green line, and the orange line, plus buses and easy parking across the street at the Fleet Center (or Banknorth Garden or whatever the heck it is now) which isn't too hard to find in a car . . . which you can't say for most of the areas of Boston, Revere, Cambridge, Somerville, Jamaica Plain, etc etc etc.
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." -Anatole France