Whispering Winthrop Shutdown

Whispering Winthrop Shutdown

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Boston, MA

#1 Aug 10, 2012
Somebody please notify Richard Ireton that he needs to clear some of the junk off the Whispering Winthrop message board as it is overloaded and unusable. Some Winthrop folks are curious about the shutdown of the town's new ferry terminal building by a state agency this past week. The duty harbormaster is either sitting on a porch of the terminal building or hanging out in a small RV that is plugged into the ferry building for power. The state shut it down in a dispute involving the town manager and his interpretation of the former building inspector's power to refuse a certificate of occupancy for the ferry terminal due to inadeqate handicapped access. The state Architectural Access Board reinforced the building inspector and the additional protest by the town's committee on disabilities. The local news print waster - aka transcript - alleged that the town manager claims there will be an open ferry terminal August 13. No way, Jack, the executive director of the Architechtural Access Board said Thursday that the state agency was waiting word from the town attorney firm when the town expects to get work to correct the disabilities access problems at the terminal. The Town Council last week refused to approve $14,000 to wreck the existing walkways and replace them and install handrails as well as fix problems with terminal toilets. The newsprint waster said the situation at the ferry termial is not as important as if it was a school, suggesting that the state agency's actions are just a minor move that nobody should pay attention to. After all, the newsprint user - called the Fishwrapper by some in Winthrop - noted that the ferry terminal was paid for by federal money earmarked by Cong. Markey and by state money secured by state Rep. DeLeo, both powers in their respective chambers. In other words, the Fishwrapper suggested that the law can be disobeyed as long as the political hotshots are involved. What is surprising is that the Fishwrapper's unnamed editorialists compared the ferry terminal situaiton to a school. Yet there does not seem to be a major demand by this alleged news media outlet that handicapped access at the Winthrop High School be brought up to standards set by the Americans for Disabilities Act. Don't forget now, somebody please call Ireton and get him on the stick so we don't have to get David Osborne over here to food this Forum with his latest schtick.

Wilmington, MA

#2 Jun 24, 2016
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Malden, MA

#3 Aug 21, 2017
does everyone know about the Hagman road shutdown. this study will be done to confirm desired results. this will become permanent. if you don't agree you need to make your voice heard. if you agree do nothing. good luck

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