The Future of Forest Hills Looks Bright


About a month ago MassDot announced that the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills will be torn down and replaced by a network of surface roads.  I wrote in favor of this plan back in November so I am pleased that MassDot will be taking this approach.  I believe the removal of the elevated highway through…

Book Review: Pedaling Revolution by Jeff Mapes


Author: Jeff Mapes Title: Pedaling Revolution  Publication Info: Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780870714191 Summary/Review: A good overview of the ongoing changes to American cities as more and more people switch to bicycling as a major means of commuting, running errands, and recreation.  Biking meets obvious challenges in both the safety of sharing roads…

Book Review: A Soul To Steal by Rob Blackwell


Author: Rob Blackwell Title: A Soul To Steal  Publication Info: CreateSpace (2011) ISBN: 1466381213 Summary/Review: A couple of disclosures before I begin this review.  First, I know the author as we went to college together and more importantly were both DJ’s at the college radio station, WCWM.  Second, I’ve always been drawn to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”…

Beer Review: Slumbrew Porter Square Porter


Beer: Porter Square Porter Brewer: Slumbrew (Somerville Brewing Company) Source: Draft Rating:  **** (8.3 of 10) Comments:  This is a nice porter.  It’s a deep, chocolaty black with a thick, foamy head.  The mouthfeel is very smooth and the taste is sweet with hints of cocoa and coffee.  Seek this out!

Beer Review: Cambridge Brewing Co. Sgt. Pepper


Beer: Sgt. Pepper Saison / Farmhouse Ale Brewer: Cambridge Brewing Co. Source:  22 oz. bottles Rating: *** (7.8 of 10) Comments: The beer is a nice cloudy copper with lots of bubbles and a foamy head. The smell and taste stand out as the peppercorns give the beer a spiciness that is unique.  It also…