This photo op of a well known commercial plaza here in Mansfield. The stores that make up this plaza are popular and serve a great good. I personally go to a number of these locations and have for some time. … Continue reading The hard to love but…
July 6 2019 at 11:30AM I was out and about and arrived at the Town lot that serves the Mansfield Commuter Rail Station. I’ve long held that the people who bemoan parking availability for events on North Main Street should look no further than our very own Town lot. I have also held for the same length of time that perhaps the signage should be updated to reflect what is otherwise viewed as some kind of state secret, the potential free parking option at this location. Continue reading Our Train Station and the Downtown Parking Issue
Trying to stay involved in civic matters is no small feat. There are many drivers for this truth not the least of which is time. Some things move pretty fast others are shamed by a sleeping tortoise and all along … Continue reading Mansfield Moving 1
It doesn’t matter what part of town you live in, if you get out and about it is clear Mansfield has a speeding problem. Speed limits are pretty well marked throughout town with the roads with the most speeding even … Continue reading Mansfield HAS a Speeding Problem
As the summer approaches and we mark the halfway point of 2019 I think it as good a time as any to ask this question. What kind of town are we? This is being asked in the context that over … Continue reading What kind of town are we?
2019 may very well prove to be one of the most important and pivotal years of my residency here in 02048. In my opinion Mansfield is at a critical crossroads and at times it doesn’t seem to fully appreciate this. … Continue reading May may bring…
There are a number of social issues we see in the headlines on a daily basis that exist right here in Mansfield MA, and for the most part I’m not convinced my fellow citizens are aware of them. Human trafficking: This is a great example of how something folks find alarming yet improbable can exist. Unfortunately due to our location 02048 has in fact experienced use as a “station” along various trafficking routes. Fortunately this particular family of criminality has a dedicated element of law enforcement that diligently attempts to interdict it. The MPD and other regional agencies have been … Continue reading Mansfield is not immune
Mansfield is currently undertaking a parking study. It is my opinion that this project will offer some interesting insights to the character of this community. I am also of the opinion that this is going to play out as a … Continue reading Free Parking isn’t free