We need a more active citizen population in our city, don’t you think?

Let’s all get involved in what goes on in each of our neighborhoods.

This weekend, write a letter to your local newspaper. It’s at least a start. Then, next week, attend a local zoning board meeting or neighborhood association meeting.

Next spring, you can kick-off your run for City Councilor or … Mayor of Boston, 2009.

From this week’s South End News:

During a recent community meeting to discuss Boston University’s Biosafety Lab, a South End resident asked, “What is the worst case risk?” After years of discussion on the subject, how could anyone be unclear on the worst case risk?

It’s obvious what the ‘worst case risk’ is: The worst case risk is that an airborne virus is released into the area and hundreds, if not thousands, of residents are stricken ill and/or die (most likely, slowly and painfully). That’s the worst case risk. Does anyone not know that?

But, here’s the kicker. No one in our neighborhood really seems to care except a small group of obsessed residents (some of whom seem, honestly, to be a bit loony). The rest of us are going on with our lives, focused on concerns and problems a bit more important and/or relevant.

It’s entertaining to read each week about those opposed to the BioLab (yes, what would happen if insects escaped the lab and flew around the neighborhood and, yes, what would happen if a comet hit the South End?). But, as rational people, we understand the risk yet it just doesn’t matter.

Enough is enough.

Dear critics of the BioLab: You’ve had your say, and you’ve lost the fight. Now, let them build it, in peace!

From the South End News.

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John Ford
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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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