Let's say you take your vehicle to a local auto mechanic and they can't fix your vehicle because they don't have access to mechanical data related to vehicle maintenance and repair. So you then have to take your vehicle to a dealership and, let's be honest, pay a lot more money because that's how dealerships roll. That's what Question 1 is about. You should have access to all the diagnostic information to your vehicle, and also be able to have that info provided to whomever you want to have the info. The Massachusetts Right to Repair coalition is leading the charge to say YES to Question 1.
Proposal for changes to Murray Circle. Credit: Toole Design Group
A historic overhaul of the Arborway could be in the works, with the aim of improving pedestrian and bike safety. This week the Department of Conservation and Recreation held two public meetings at the Arboretum where a design firm put out a "starter idea" that's sure to get Jamaica Plain talking: Take the big rotary where Centre meets the Arborway and turn it into two roundabouts. That's just one of the big ideas floated this week. Resident Clay Harper attended both meetings and published an informative summary at his "Arborway Matters" blog.