by gloman
16 Jan 2018, 17:09
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Oh just leave the bowling alley alone
Replies: 30
Views: 1.4K

Re: Oh just leave the bowling alley alone

Dun Fudgin wrote: I remember the "Big Balls" where CVS E. Gloucester is now.
I remember bowling upstairs at the Willow Rest!  Oh am I old!
by gloman
12 Jan 2018, 18:08
Forum: Home Port
Topic: flooding
Replies: 116
Views: 4.5K

Re: flooding

I agree with BI about public transportation. There is a tipping point where people do not need their own car any more and can rent one for their rare trips outside the reach of handy public transportation. We with our hours between buses and no Sunday or supper time service are nowhere near that po...
by gloman
08 Jan 2018, 13:35
Forum: Home Port
Topic: flooding
Replies: 116
Views: 4.5K

Re: flooding

GLOMAN - In 1988 I know my sister had a phone in her car which was really a hard wired cell phone.  I think she had it installed in 1986. The DPW “Once upon a time” was about 10 to 15 years later and as far as I remember it was a DPW cell phone hardwired/Nextel OR CELL handheld - I don’t remember: ...
by gloman
08 Jan 2018, 02:41
Forum: Home Port
Topic: flooding
Replies: 116
Views: 4.5K

Re: flooding

About thirty years ago there were snow emergency signs on all of Gloucester’s main streets BUT you could park on MOST back streets. Once upon a time not only did I have coveted off street parking but the mayor at the time gave me the DPW’s cell# for a ride in bad weather because he considered me es...
by gloman
02 Jan 2018, 00:36
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Inauguration Day in Gloucester
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Inauguration Day in Gloucester

Hey, thanks, I was there but the mayor said a lot and I was hoping to see a transcript of it. I intend to watch what actually gets done. As the school committee was sworn in I realized that I only voted for a couple of them :( I bet they all knew what council committee assignments would be weeks ag...
by gloman
18 Dec 2017, 14:43
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming
Replies: 24
Views: 1.2K

Re: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming

Leland33 wrote: Raynard Street is back to being spectacular!!!!!!

Wow - the lights are flowing all over.

Raynard Street is just past Captain Hooks (killer Lasagne) then right at Riverdale/Richdales.
Pizza good.
Lasagna good if you're not Italian.
by gloman
11 Dec 2017, 19:54
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 58
Views: 1.5K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

I was a section 8 landlord for quite a few years. I was favorably impressed by the program but I suspect was not typical because my tenants were always people I had known for years. If the tenants were jobless the program paid all of the rent. If they got some income, they paid part of it. Most wer...
by gloman
11 Dec 2017, 10:17
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 58
Views: 1.5K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

Some years ago Rockport did a pretty interesting economic study which they seem to have buried because the tourist and retail part of their economy did not show very well and those business groups sponsored the research. Most of the money flowing into town seemed to be from retired people with pens...
by gloman
11 Dec 2017, 00:03
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 58
Views: 1.5K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

Some years ago Rockport did a pretty interesting economic study which they seem to have buried because the tourist and retail part of their economy did not show very well and those business groups sponsored the research. Most of the money flowing into town seemed to be from retired people with pens...
by gloman
10 Dec 2017, 17:27
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 58
Views: 1.5K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

Just to say - “The name "bedroom community" refers to the fact that commuters perform most professional and personal activities in another location, maintaining their residence solely as a place to sleep.” 35 years ago I lived in a 30 minute commute - western suburb for four years - no culture, res...
by gloman
10 Dec 2017, 11:24
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 58
Views: 1.5K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

tyu12-,Whether you agree with this livability guide or not scoring F has little to do with a new school.  Here - I just posted it - you probably didn’t see it: http://www.areavibes.com/gloucester-ma/livability/ The schools should be better maintained and on the books decades from now instead of ret...
by gloman
10 Dec 2017, 01:04
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 58
Views: 1.5K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

A 5% tax on 500K houses would be on top of the onetime CPA charge of 1% to 3%.  I am for CPA and not 5%. Median house cost about $400K depending on index. Gloucester got way way too many F’s in this liviability survey.  So to ATTRACT HIGHER END buyers it might be helpful to have a five year plan to...
by gloman
09 Dec 2017, 22:31
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 58
Views: 1.5K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

How about re-visiting the wholly NIMBY-driven DOUBLING of buildable lot sizes up in Lanesville that was thrust through when the sewer went in up there? If I remember right, the lot sizes were doubled because they couldn't have too many homes on the smaller sized STEP system pipes.  If they had put ...
by gloman
09 Dec 2017, 13:45
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 58
Views: 1.5K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

stanb wrote: How about putting 5% surtax on all homes with a value of more than $500k??
Now that's fair🤡
Talk about screwing the middle class!
by gloman
03 Dec 2017, 12:25
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming
Replies: 24
Views: 1.2K

Re: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming

drinkycrow wrote:
Dianne Eason wrote: Why are there no holiday lights on the trees? It looks bland and boring down there.
We cant win the war on Christmas by calling them holiday lights, Dianne.
Depending on the DPW is a joke.
One excuse after another.
On the flipside Rockport looks great.
by gloman
25 Nov 2017, 12:02
Forum: Home Port
Topic: On the Agenda: City Council, 11/28 - boat launch fees, dinghy fees, walk-on beach fee, $1m school feasibility study
Replies: 59
Views: 2.4K

Re: On the Agenda: City Council, 11/28 - boat launch fees, dinghy fees, walk-on beach fee, $1m school feasibility study

I'll just insert a jmho here:  from the President on down to Joe Citizen, I lose some respect for anyone who has a need to comment negatively on anyone's (public official or not) physical attributes.  Fashion statements?  Go for it.  Disagree with an elected official's decision making or education,...
by gloman
18 Nov 2017, 11:14
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott
Replies: 150
Views: 3.3K

Re: Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott

All or Nothing Leeeeeland.  Good strategy. She needs counseling 😲 There is no logic just repeating the same crap over and over and over. GLOMAN - I've got a bridge to sell you. My Dad's 1939 Leica photograph and my story about Gloucester distributed worldwide.   Highliner boat a Gloucester dragger,...
by gloman
17 Nov 2017, 22:35
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott
Replies: 150
Views: 3.3K

Re: Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott

battlingignorance wrote: All or Nothing Leeeeeland.  Good strategy.
She needs counseling 😲
There is no logic just repeating the same crap over and over and over.
by gloman
16 Nov 2017, 22:23
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott
Replies: 150
Views: 3.3K

Re: Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott

Fortune Cookie wrote: Dime Bag was one of my nicknames in high school. 

Yes, I am aware of the obvious transmogrification. 
This whole thing is much to do about nothing.
Just like Barney Bags.
I heard a few folks commenting on some of the dumb comments on CAO, especially Leeland's posts at the CC Meeting.
by gloman
12 Nov 2017, 11:32
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott
Replies: 150
Views: 3.3K

Re: Plastic Bags in Gloucester? Yea or Nay in Today's Globe North-- Cox v. Whynott

Leland33 wrote: Gloman - that was pretty low for someone of your stature.    Especially as a prideful parent of a Harvard student.
Leeland, leave my children out of your comments! Creepy☻