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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: 20th Anniversary

Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

I would have guessed that CofC enrollment was much higher then vs now, only 619 more students?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 8, 2016 at 12:36 AM

Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

Joe Riley spent years insisting on keeping jobs on the peninsula. The feds wanted to move the courthouse from downtown; Joe Riley did what it took to keep it at Four Corners. Ditto the School Board's Taj Mahal (city rented 1/3 of the space); ditto the hospital complex.
So he was wrong. Jobs without housing brought 10,000 professionals and their cars onto the peninsula every day.
The City Paper didn't see that coming any more than the rest of us did.

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Posted by ImFromHere on September 7, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

Yep. Today's curmudgeons are yesterday's rabble-rousers. So it goes. As I get older I find myself disturbingly concerned about the height of my neighbors' grass and loud motorcycles going down my street. And it seems like just a few years ago I was on those motorcycles smoking grass. Le sigh.

And also..."when that part of town came back to life." That is such a punctilious way to say "once there were fewer black people." Well done.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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