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PoJo looking for freelance reporters in Beacon

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20100308/NEWS01/10030102...

I think the T.O.D. deserves a write up in PoJo. Someone who can neutrally sum up the positions for and against it. And they can make a little cash for the effort.

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Comment by Ben Royce on March 21, 2010 at 10:06pm
kevin: you guys obviously care about beacon, and you spent a lot of effort on that site, and i hope you use it to get some concessions out of the mta, so i wish y'all luck

however: you're all absolutely nuts if you think 1,000 relatively affluent new residents 1/4 mile from main street is somehow going to hurt main street business, even if the entire ground floor were a walmart. its the network effect: more is more, plain and simple. the TOD will aid main street business, its elementary

additionally, a dense development right next to a train station is about as environmentally friendly a development as you can possibly get. this is the model all development should follow. its the polar opposite of environment-destroying suburban sprawl and strip malls. traffic on 9d is a temporary side effect: we still use cars, but we're preparing for a carless existence with transit-centered development

but please, fight the good fight, make the MTA cough up some concessions, power to you

but i hope you guys recognize that its pretty evident that the TOD is solidly main street business friendly and solidly environmentally friendly
Comment by Kevin Byrne on March 19, 2010 at 11:37am
check out beacondeservesbetter.org for more info on the TOD

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