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    Cyburbian hilldweller's avatar
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    New Balance HQ planned for Boston

    Great project, but I'm not sure about the building shaped like a shoe. To me it actually looks kind of like a cruise liner:

    http://www.boston.com/yourtown/bosto...ance_hq_plans/

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    Cool! Not sure why they want to get into the mixed use development world, but good for Brighton.
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    That part of Brighton is one of the least accessible parts of the city. I'm not sure the hotel or retail will work. Good luck to them.

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    Quote Originally posted by Gotta Speakup View post
    That part of Brighton is one of the least accessible parts of the city. I'm not sure the hotel or retail will work. Good luck to them.
    Maybe that's why they want a commuter rail stop? This neighborhood is tough to get to, I agree with you there.

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    For those who care, the latest issue of Rolling Stone focuses on the right-wing billionaires who are contributing big money to the Republican campaign. One of the big contributors is Jim Davis, Chairman of New Balance. According to Rolling Stone he is pushing for a lucrative defense contract that would force the Pentagon to purchase New Balance's "made in America" shoes. Is that good or bad? You decide.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    For those who care, the latest issue of Rolling Stone focuses on the right-wing billionaires who are contributing big money to the Republican campaign. One of the big contributors is Jim Davis, Chairman of New Balance. According to Rolling Stone he is pushing for a lucrative defense contract that would force the Pentagon to purchase New Balance's "made in America" shoes. Is that good or bad? You decide.

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    Rolling Stone runs these pieces as if it is something shocking to report that a lot of corporate tycoons support the GOP. Corporate special interests are in control of both parties (arguably more so the GOP), but RS focuses on the Republicans in order to suit their heavy liberal bias. So I take what I read in RS with a big grain of salt..

    As for a potential defense contract with New Balance, I'd rather see those manufacturing jobs go to Americans than some third-world country in SE Asia where Nike and Reebok make their shoes. The devil's in the details of course, but on the face of it I'd welcome this and other "Made in the USA" defense contracting policies.

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