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The MTA with or without Beaconites approval?

I must thank everyone for jumping into the conversation on the Old Beacon as it stands now in 2010 and the New Beacon that could sprout up at the waterfront.

Of all the meetings I have participated in, Town Hall and Council Meetings, participating and listening as a member of the general public, I never heard that the MTA had plans to build 400 parking

spaces at the station no matter what we do.

This very…


Posted on February 10, 2010 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Population shift from Old Beacon to New Beacon

As of January 19,2009 Beacon’s City Council was struggling with the parameters of future growth. The good news is that they don’t have to deal with the entire world, which is crowded with 6,692,030,277 people, and growing.

One of the issues overlooked in studies and discussions, which concerns the development of the Waterfront TOD, Longdock, and Edgewater, is the seismic shift of residents from existing rental units in Old Beacon to the New Beacon which will emerge off the cliffs and out… Continue

Posted on January 31, 2010 at 1:29pm — 16 Comments

Notes from Beacon’s Budget Town Hall Meeting.

Notes from Beacon’s Budget Town Hall Meeting.

December 16, 2009

So many of Beacon’s paid employees go that extra mile for Beacon, as was mentioned by the union rep. last Thursday at the town hall meeting on Beacon’s 2010 budget.

What also needs to be mentioned is that many Beacon residents help, support, and volunteer their time, energy and money within the community from the Spirit of Beacon group and Garden Club to Beacon’s amazing fire Department.

With… Continue

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

Budget Meeting in Beacon December 10th 7P.M. Municipal Building

The 2010 and forecasted 2011 budgets loom over Beaconites with unprecedented shortfalls in revenues. This fathomless dive into the red has a greater critical effect on Beacon due to the fact that Beacon is a small municipality.

The most advantageous population size for a small town or city is between 24,000 and 27,000. A city of 27,000 people, with its accompanying businesses, is capable of making the most of its revenues (taxes etc) in the most cost effective manner. In other words… Continue

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 1:13pm — 4 Comments

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