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The Man 1, Occupy Harvard 0; Premium Parking; Foreclosures

1) High winds led to police dismantling the last vestige of the 1 percent of the 1 percent (a.k.a. Occupy Harvard). The geodesic dome in Harvard Yard that M.I.T. had donated was at one point lifted 15 feet in the air, but then re-secured by demonstrators. No dice: "Harvard administration asked the dome be dismantled immediately. Yet protesters refused to dismantle it without cause, leaving it to be seized by police, who walked to a corner of Harvard Yard out of general eyesight and tore it down." [BostInno]
2) Advocates for troubled Mass. homeowners and real estate attorneys went at it over foreclosures in a basement hearing room at the Statehouse: Advocates called "on lawmakers to make Massachusetts the last New England state that requires judicial review of foreclosures. But real estate attorneys pushed back, contending that the Massachusetts court system is already overburdened–the victim of repeated budget cuts and increased caseloads–and adding foreclosure cases to its docket would be overwhelming." [Herald]

3) The Globe offered a radical, yet practical solution to Boston's Thunderdome parking environment: "make the most desirable spots cost what they're really worth. ... A city like Boston could adjust prices so that spots cost just enough to keep one or two free on every block. If that equilibrium were achieved, it wouldn’t just make parking quicker—it would help the city as a whole by reducing pollution, preventing accidents caused by distracted drivers, and nudging more people to walk, bike, or take public transit." Valhalla! [Globe]
4) Developer Wood Partners pitched a 222-unit luxury apartment complex for Waltham Street in Watertown that would be marketed toward the go-go professional set: "The company’s proposal calls for a three-building complex with 350 parking spots below the apartments. All units would be either one- or two-bedrooms and feature high-end finishings, and residents would have access to a large common pool and a clubhouse. The developer also included beautifying Walker Pond in its proposal, promising to make the nearby water body publicly accessible." []