There are a number of resources I could use for this post since this idea is literally “all the rage” in New Urbanist circles. The idea of local government closing streets or taking over parking spaces to allow for a better use and sense of “place”.Could Mansfield do something like this? The answer is ABSOLUTELY.Should Mansfield do something like this? Again the answer is ABSOLUTELY.Where,why and how? Where? The South Common, N. Main St from the “Middle Common” to the old fire station and the Lowney Common. The new parklet (which its new name escapes me) along the WW2VMT/Fales site is also … Continue reading Can Mansfield have a plan to get over the corona hangover
That’s from George Orwell. It seems weird to use him for this topic even during a time we are living in circumstances his more popular works mirror. Truth be told he was very true to his ideals though and it is for that reason this quote works. All too often Orwell gets misused by either the Right or Left. I hope my sharing this retains the purity it was meant to. Mansfield Mass desperately needs to be told a thing or two hundred. Not necessarily from any single person or source. The town much like a legion of communities across … Continue reading …and now this
So I came across this article I really enjoyed and thought about sharing it. I got to a paragraph towards the end of the article and BAM! I knew I had to. Well, there’s a good chance that the landlord … Continue reading Something we can relate to?
The opener for this series closed with the following: The notion of wealth in a municipal setting is a strange topic. Municipalities readily base their value on tax revenues,the median income of the households within it and the ratings they … Continue reading The Next Ten Years 1.5
The following are the updated bullets found on the MU Facebook Page under the Our Story. Changing the Charter: Our local form of government is antiquated and out of touch with the majority of our voting population. Town Meeting is … Continue reading The Push to Understand Mansfield
This is an introductory post for a series titled The Next Ten Years. This series has at its roots the dual happenings of the Towns Master Plan Update and a new decade. This opening shot previews the next two in … Continue reading The Next Ten Years: I
This is the clue for the query found the previous post. The culminating post will be out tomorrow. Until then stay safe and by all means #slowthecars Continue reading So here’s a clue…
I will follow up over the weekend with the BIG clue. Happy New Year Mansfield. Continue reading Picture Quiz 1/2/20