by Cathy (Admin)
Today, 02:00
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 46
Views: 1.1K

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 Cathy (Admin)
Today, 01:58
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Fuller Watch
Replies: 712
Views: 23.6K

Re: Fuller Watch

Thanks.  The last I knew was the November 8 meeting and the request for the hardship review.  Agenda for the December 13 Special Meetings should be posted by tomorrow afternoon.
by Cathy (Admin)
08 Dec 2017, 21:10
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: 55
Views: 2.2K

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

also in that council packet was an ordinance requiring people to have a closed recycle container by 1-1-19 The Council packet for the 12/12 meeting includes the draft minutes of the 11/28 meeting: http://gloucester-ma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8225 There was discussion but no consensus about ...
by Cathy (Admin)
08 Dec 2017, 20:56
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Fuller Watch
Replies: 712
Views: 23.6K

Re: Fuller Watch

The City Council agenda for December 12 lists a public hearing for the Fuller project special permit with a notation that it is to be continued to January 23. http://gloucester-ma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8225 The City calendar lists a Special City Council meeting for Wednesday, December 13, ...
by Cathy (Admin)
08 Dec 2017, 03:45
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Mass Dept of Public Health to hold Public Hearing on AGH merger
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Mass Dept of Public Health to hold Public Hearing on AGH merger

South Shore Hospital has the worst patient care that I've experienced, but the most awesome cafeteria food - go figure. AGH:  Not even an after-hours-crappy-coffee-but-need-caffeine vending machine.  Tip of the day:  McDonald's drive-thru is open until midnight and 7-11 on Washington is open 24/7. I...
by Cathy (Admin)
08 Dec 2017, 03:00
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Mass Dept of Public Health to hold Public Hearing on AGH merger
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Mass Dept of Public Health to hold Public Hearing on AGH merger

When was the last time you were there, Dun Fudgin  ?  An ER visit these days is pretty much a 3 hour, minimum, event.  As I type this, my head hurts as I recall the amount of time I've spent in the ER. It is sinful harbordog  , that people, especially the elderly, need a patient advocate to find the...
by Cathy (Admin)
07 Dec 2017, 19:27
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Mass Dept of Public Health to hold Public Hearing on AGH merger
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Mass Dept of Public Health to hold Public Hearing on AGH merger

I've been involved in dozens of ER visits and inpatient stays at AGH and/or Beverly, involving relatives, over the last 5 or 6 years.  On more than one occasion, I've thought that we should have just gone to Beverly in the first place, which may very well be what they are going for. Late night ultra...
by Cathy (Admin)
06 Dec 2017, 16:16
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Gloucester Housing Production Plan
Replies: 46
Views: 1.1K

Re: Gloucester Housing Production Plan

I've linked to and referenced the HPP several times in the Fuller Watch thread and noted this section in particular: One of the goals identified in The Housing Production Plan is to review and revise the Zoning Ordinance to encourage production of affordable housing.  Included in strategies listed t...
by Cathy (Admin)
03 Dec 2017, 12:58
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Full Cold Moon Setting
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Full Cold Moon Setting

Thanks!  Another view:

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by Cathy (Admin)
03 Dec 2017, 12:28
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Full Cold Moon Setting
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Full Cold Moon Setting

This morning: The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter nig...
by Cathy (Admin)
02 Dec 2017, 01:38
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Oh Boy - More News Out of Gloucester - Headless Tuna Update
Replies: 26
Views: 1.9K

Re: Oh Boy - More News Out of Gloucester - Headless Tuna Update

Sean Horgan rocks.  Underrated, overlooked - he never fails to entertain while informing.
by Cathy (Admin)
01 Dec 2017, 20:21
Forum: Home Port
Topic: ---
Replies: 274
Views: 8.9K

Re: ---

Bill Marx has republished his investigative articles about Horovitz that were originally published in The Boston Phoenix in 1993.  Interestingly, he republished them about four weeks ago in light of the recent charges of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry - before the current Horovitz s...
by Cathy (Admin)
30 Nov 2017, 22:48
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming
Replies: 19
Views: 840

Re: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming

There have been 2 flickering streetlights in front of The Elks for several months now, reported by multiple parties. Nightstalker posted here about the streetlights at the Elks in September, a couple of weeks after he had reported it on SeeClickFix: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/capeannonline/see...
by Cathy (Admin)
30 Nov 2017, 04:25
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming
Replies: 19
Views: 840

Re: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming

Street lights everywhere seem to be a popular issue on SeeClickFix.  What's up with that? Who is responsible for changing the banners?  And the lighting on the wreaths?  Aren't there enough organizations, committees and commissions for seeing that those things get done?  Who does what? What is wrong...
by Cathy (Admin)
29 Nov 2017, 15:43
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Grant for Harbormasters office/visitor center
Replies: 48
Views: 1.8K

Re: Grant for Harbormasters office/visitor center

City Council, October 28,2017 (draft minutes in 11/14/17 CC packet): http://www.gloucester-ma.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8123 Individual Councilor’s Discussion including Reports by Appointed Councilors to Committees: Update on the Waterways Board by City Council Representative. Councilor Steven...