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How to Complain Effectively About Train Commuting: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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You may start your day with a cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast. I start mine by reading complaints about Metro-North: emails, tweets and social media posts by fellow commuters who don’t know where to turn for help. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Five Things College Students and Parents Need to Know About CT’s ‘Affirmative Consent’ Law: Advice from a Lawyer

Matthew Maddox Latest 912-2-16
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All Connecticut school campuses, of any kind, are subject to Connecticut’s law entitled “Affirmative Consent”.  This is a law that states that every stage of a romantic or sexual contact between two students must be marked by an out-loud, unambiguous “yes”. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Enormous, Beautiful, Amazing George Washington Bridge: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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It’s the bridge we love to hate. Congested, expensive — charging a $15 toll — and lacking the modern design of the soon-to-be completed new Tappan Zee Bridge, the George Washington Bridge is best to be avoided. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Less Driving, More Walking — Better Downtown Economies: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Our love affair with the automobile depends on one thing: free parking. After driving on our “free” highways, we need to park somewhere, and we all hate to pay for the privilege. It’s as if there’s some constitutional right to free parking. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How Do I Get Out of Jury Service? Advice from a Lawyer

Matthew Maddox Latest 912-2-16
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There are a few ways to increase your odds of being excused from jury service.  People ask me about this all the time.  Because they’re terribly busy and they have very demanding jobs and a massive list of obligations and responsibilities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Where the Good News Is for New Haven Line Commuters: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Does reading this column depress you? That’s what I’ve heard from a few faithful readers. But in opining on transportation issues, my goal is to get you thinking. So this week, just to cheer us all up a bit, I’m only going to comment on good news. (Trust me, it’s taken a while to accumulate these cheerier dispatches, but here goes.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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What’s in YOUR Urine? Advice from a Lawyer

Matthew Maddox Latest 912-2-16
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Have you ever wondered if you took a drug test what song your urine would sing about you?  Are you appalled by the question?  Are you thinking, “I don’t do drugs”, so the song would be a short one and talking about urine songs is kind of disgusting? Maybe. (more…) Continue Reading →

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A Train Station in East Bridgeport Would Be a $300M Waste of Money: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Parts of Bridgeport are quite beautiful, but others look like the bombed-out South Bronx, especially the lots along the Metro-North tracks. The most populous city in the state with residents paying some of the highest taxes really needs help. But is a proposed $300 million new Barnum train station in East Bridgeport the right answer, or just a political boondoggle? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Metro-North Could Learn a Lot from Amtrak: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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As I enjoyed a speedy — 148-mph— ride to Boston last week on Acela, I started thinking about the differences between Amtrak and Metro-North. They each have a different mission, but there are a few things Metro-North could learn from its national counterpart. (more…) Continue Reading →

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