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Thursday, April 8, 2010

No Papa, Don't You Fence Me In!

(to the tune of Don't Fence Me In by Cole Porter as made famous by Roy Rogers in Hollywood Canteen. New lyrics inspired by the City's lack of understanding of urban city planning.)

Oh, give me retail, lots of retail under starry skies above,
Don't fence me in.
Let me walk through the Downtown Lynn that I love,
Don't fence me in.
Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze,
And listen to the murmur of the register machines,
Send me off forever but I ask you please,
Don't fence me in.

Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the Market Street skies.
On my Cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the Power Lines move.

I want to walk to the gateway where the Downtown commences
And gaze at the stores till I lose my senses
And I can't look at suburban office buildings and I can't stand fences
Don't fence me in.
No.
Papa, don't you fence me in


;-)


For more on fences, take a look here.

13 comments:

  1. the fence sucks, but its not the only thing that sucks.

    we now have 4 ugly buildings:
    mbta garage
    ncss
    eastern bank
    and the new vna

    we will now be a confirmed Medical District - something none of the new downtown Lynners signed up for. and a medical district that none of us can use any of the programs too by the way.
    downtown is now the private district... and the fence is just the final nail in the coffin.

    this whole project sucks. sucks sucks

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  2. Looks like its a done deal.


    1. The fence increases danger. Anyone with street smarts knows it is difficult to run away from danger inside an area with only one or two ways out. It funnels your path of escape.

    Will they be a 24/7 operation with security cameras and or guard?

    2. A fence encourages trash. Many sidewalkers think they can hide their trash by throwing over the fence, and not be seen throwing it on the sidewalk.

    A nice thing is they will have to clean the trash people throw.

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  3. what good are cameras? so they can put the action on tape.

    So then, will we be spending more public money on hiring security too?

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  4. lets put a fence around the entire downtown lynn area and one around city hall too so no one can come in or out. scratch that, maybe we can create the 3rd biggest wall instead.

    we can have soldiers with a buzzer at each ends. we'll have security and cameras check cars in and out.

    then lets see who wants to come to downtown.
    we might as well put a wall around downtown. that's what we are essencially doing!

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  5. lets put a fence around the entire downtown lynn area and one around city hall too so no one can come in or out. scratch that, maybe we can create the 3rd biggest wall instead.

    we can have soldiers with a buzzer at each ends. we'll have security and cameras check cars in and out.

    then lets see who wants to come to downtown.
    we might as well put a wall around downtown. that's what we are essencially doing!

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  6. The Mayor spoke out against the fence, all residents have spoke out against the fence. I think there's only one man left who needs to be convinced that the fence is a bad idea. I hope you all will be at City Hall on Tuesday to help him get it!

    Prep those speeches boys and girls.

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  7. :)

    Corey,
    I would change my opinion on the residency rule, to mandate workers to...'live and breath' Lynn everyday to fully understand it and to read its past too. (Live not meaning reside... but 'Live' Lynn.
    And this includes the people who reside in Lynn, to need to 'Live' Lynn.

    This project would of had the chance to be more successful.. only if..

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  8. Cameras are important in areas where the probability of crime because they act as a deterrent, and also in cases where there are likely no other witnesses, recording any incident that does occur despite security efforts aids the victims tremendously in getting justice and to help them ensure that no on else would be hurt by the same person, which is empowering. I think the MBTA should brighten the garage and put emergency call boxes in there.

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  9. yes cameras are important to figure out who the criminals are, but they do not deter crime itself. Maybe a savvy criminal will know if there are cameras around, but I don't think we are dealing with expert criminals here.

    Savvy criminals go after banks and gold mines.
    Dumb criminals go after innocent people.

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  10. Jamie and Jim are good at what they do with making the numbers work. It is an important job and they should just stick to that. not lead major decisions on this project

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  11. its good by bad,
    a common cause brings the community together.

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  12. I know that everyone has their heads on VNA - but also being discussed tonight is permission for a liquor store to move their license to Union Street, right into our neighborhood. I think that there are enough Liquor Stores in the downtown vicinity already. I don't necessarily think this new liquor store on Union Street is in the best interests of our neighborhood either...

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