Newstalk for the week February 1
Sorry bloggers, this is the abridged version of Newstalk. To read your favorite column in its entirety, you will have to pick up the print edition on the streets tomorrow morning.
We thought you’d want to know that your cell phone numbers are going public this week. All cell numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. You will be charged for these calls as well, telemarketers will eat up your minutes with the cost going to you. So you need to call 888-382-1222, the National Do Not Call list, taking up a minute of your time but saving you a lot of money. This will block them from calling you for 5 years. We thought you should know if you didn’t already.
Seems like there is an uprising all around the city regarding the meter increases and the aggressive behavior of the meter Nazi’s. It almost seems like they are stalking people around the city giving them tickets the second the meter is up. Did you notice the ticket for expired meter has gone to $20.00 as well? Apparently all prices went up, we’re not surprised. All along Somerville Avenue seems like the businesses want meters installed so as to block out-of-towner’s from parking there and heading into town. A lot of the businesses are upset over these cars being left there all day. This should be good news for the administration and an easy fix, take the meters out of the squares and install them along Somerville Avenue.
One alderman this week said the mayor will be making an announcement concerning the new parking meter fees very soon. The alderman added that the announcement should please the business community and the customers they serve. We hope the mayor has listened to the numerous complaints lodged against the new fees and rolls the price of parking in Somerville back.