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  1. This is probably a dumb question, but what is the building on Pine St. (visible from 195 which I hardly use which is why I ask only now) that is getting a new glass Atrium?
  2. There are a few good views from the area around Fatima hospital.
  3. Yes, the cities had that, but given the fact that CF approved the demo and the new building permit, there is a question of how well things could be blocked easily. But apparently you are a superstar so I look forward to all problems in the city being resolved appropriately now that you have moved your office.
  4. I never knew you were so evil

  5. I wonder how much the city would profit if it enforced sidewalk snow removal as much as red light running. I walked from my house in the Bucket all the way down Hope St. through Thayer and down to Wickenden this morning. I came back on Brook for that portion. I would say roughly 40% of sidewalks were uncleared. That's completely stupid.
  6. they were also there at least at the beginning of May during blooming season. Are you sure you were on Armistice?
  7. The area north of the Station is CF. I marked the rail line for commuter rail in red. you can see it splits off to the right and quickly into S. Attleboro, by the holding facility which I'm sure doesn't need a train stop. I guess there are a couple of possible sites but nothing that looks as convenient as the station.
  8. I would think it is a good thing, no? This means that the Paw/Cf station is the most likely place, and looking at the other possible sites in Pawtucket would be less than ideal. I know there were one or two other locations in Pawtucket that were looked at.
  9. They expanded to include the hatch shell and had the best one in years in 2005. But it was bigger money than before. The Hatch had Interpol and The Killers. I agree that this would be a sad loss. but the new ownership of the Red Sox has certainly done everything they can to clean up the area, and with private investment booming over there, especially Trinity and the Landmark Center, I suppose this was inevitable.
  10. He's trying to cover up the sinister end to Rocky Point. You better watch your back.
  11. Wasn't trying to accuse you of a bias, just making sure your g/f understands that just because the painters aren't there tomorrow (or whenever) doesn't mean her stuff isn't at risk, kind of thing. You know, typical blah blah be careful parental type advice If a working lock provided a barrier to forced entry, then it could, I think that's pretty clear from the language of the statement that you linked. Couldn't the case be made that the locked door meets the requirements and that the additional deadbolt is voluntary additional security? That's how I would argue it if I were the LL.
  12. This doesn't really answer the question about the lock, though. If there was forced entry through the door because of the deadbolt, I would consider the deadbolt something to consider. If he knew the actual lock was borken and didn't fix it, I would consider that negligence. It doesn't sound like anyone knew the lock was broken (or suceptible to less obvious forced entry, e.g. credit card). If they knew these things and didn't report it, then they also have a responsibility. I guess the point is that "reasonably securd against unlawful entry" is a pretty broad definition. A liberal judge might say it is the resonsbility of the landlord to know that the door was secure and therefore he has responsility. My take would be a little different but I'm huge into people taking personal responsibility so I might not be the right person to ask. I do think the LL has a responsibilty towards his tenants and fixing a lock is a $100 fix so don't think I'm sympathizing with him either. Just that I think it is a slippery slope to give renters the ability to sue for their personal property losses. Can your girlfriend say for sure that the door was locked when they left? Or would they just be "I'm pretty sure," etc. When you say "apparently the lock doesn't work either" is that because there was no sign of forced entry and somebody got in? Can you really be sure the door was locked? Did you (they) lock it and try to get in yourself? Thieves have their ways, but I don't think a landlord should take responsibility in that case either. Etc. Are the girls 100% sure that they haven't given out a key? I would suspect a fellow tenant (who might be familiar with the girls' routine) before the painters, for whatever that's worth. Anyway, Cotuit gave the best advice, give those folks a call, have all of the details straight, and figure out the options.
  13. Do you have a written record of asking the landlord to fix the lock? Why leave valluables in the apartment if the lock was broken? Obviously the girls did not think this was a big deal either. If they did, their correct course of action is to let the landlord know in writing that the broken lock and deadbolt are to be fixed, and that they will pay a locksmith to replace the locks themselves and take it out of the rent if they have to. This would at least give them some legal standing. Every standard lease has a clause in it about renter's insurance that specifically applies to things like that. Landlords take no responsibility and shouldn't. It leads to "my word against yours" arguments. How does the landlord know that your g/f didn't leave the door wide open? etc. You are asking my legal opinion and that's it. You might have a case if you are willing to put a lot of time into and go to small claims court, etc. You might get something out of the landlord to avoid the hassle but they have nothing to lose by going to court and can write off their court fees. Without written documentation of when a repair was asked for, it's hard to say that she has legal bearing. A judge will be sympathetic if they can convince that the landlord knew the lock was broken (the deadbolt is irrelevant unless it was the outside security door, IMO, but I'm obviously not familiar with the way this property is set-up.), but it sounds like they just found that out. Either way even a sympathetic judge doesn't necessarily mean a judgement covering her loss. If she and her roommates have more than about $5K in valuables around the house, it is worth renter's insurance. If you ask me my personal opinion the guy is a scumbag to not replace the locks earlier. But scumbag does not equal responsibility.
  14. There are probably 73 spaces at the new CVS on Atwood, that is the same type of store they want to put here, as I mentioned upthread somewhere. I can see more than 20 spaces here if the train station becomes a T stop. however, my crystal ball tells me that CVS will be absolute luddites about letting commuters use their parking spaces, and therefore commuters won't have any place to park and will just use South Attleboro instead, while CVS has 60 empty parking spaces just sitting there all the time.
  15. The original proposal had the CVS built to Broad St. I'm not sure what the re-work is going to entail, though. That was really the most annoying thing. The part of the demo that was done was not to clear room for the actual CVS building, it was to clear space for the required parking. So basically it was demo that a) was completely unnecessary other than to try and prove a point, and b) could have been the very last thing done in the construction of the CVS.
  16. What a crapty storm. Wet and icy and now cold and icy and blah blah. Upstate NY got:
  17. I just cleared my sidewalk. I have a corner lot. I went beyond the edge of my property by about one square on each side. When I was done with the second side, the owner of that house yelled at me from the window because I didn't do his whole sidewalk. He is a guy in his late 20's with no physical handicap. He called me lazy when I told him that it wasn't my responsibility and he might want to do it himself. Alanis Morissette would be proud.
  18. I found the IPA cheese to be too bitter. I'm not quite a cheddar connisseur but this tasted much more novelty than good to me. However, mix it with light cream and some sugar and you get a nice base for mac n' cheese.
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