Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Remembrance on a Fall Day

Today a crowd of about 100 people gathered to remember the life and death of  Det. Tommy Gill.  Mrs. Ann Gill, their daughters and other family members sat in some folding chairs at the corner of Warren and East Berkeley … Continue reading

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We All Need Some Ben Franklin Once in a While

In 1781, Benjamin Franklin, the United States Ambassador to France, penned an essay on farting for the attention of the Royal Academy of Brussels. Designed to stir the Academy from its generally pretentious pontifications, Franklin’s satirical essay proposed various means … Continue reading

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Who is Boston’s Greatest Mayor?

Here is my contribution to the game of “Who is Boston’s Greatest Mayor?” At least until I change my mind. Now, lots of union cops will say there is no such category as “Greatest” when thinking about mayors.  But we’ll … Continue reading

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An Idea to Improve “Fleet” Management

I have a proposal for effectively addressing the physical, emotional and psychological damage that police work does to human beings.  The model is our fleet management programs.  In recent years departments have throughly modernized their preventive maintenance and repair programs … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Department

I think we should re-think the front desk/front lobby experience in our police stations. It seems to me with a little imagination we can re-engineer the front desk to do two things. Make it less intimidating for the average member … Continue reading

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