For the past few weeks, I've been walking past a new triple-decker under construction on Cumberland Avenue, on the western slope of Munjoy Hill, designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
- Bruce Hyman and the Public Services Dept. will be proposing a workplan for an update to the city's Technical and Design standards to incorporate a "Complete Streets" policy for city streets by 2012;
- Agents from the Maine Turnpike Authority will be there to talk about why they want to spend tens of millions of dollars on widening the freeway along the western edge of Portland (you might consider coming to ask them to provide better regional bus and commuter rail service instead for a fraction of the price)
- Folks from the Amtrak Downeaster will discuss plans for future rail service downtown, including a possible downtown train station.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Massive floods in Australia this week as drenching rains follow hard on the heels of a decade-long drought known locally as "the Big Dry".
"Scientists predict such extreme weather events will increase both in intensity and frequency as the planet warms."
And so, here's the latest hit video from YouTube, in which an "inland tsunami" in the Queensland town of Toowoomba clears out the parking lot of a suburban office building.
Posted by C Neal at 4:52 PM