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Kerry Wins . . . board approval to install rail
Boston Herald ^ | 12/23/04 | David R. Guarino

Posted on 01/01/2005 5:25:15 AM PST by beyond the sea

If Sen. John F. Kerry [related, bio] had his way, he'd be lobbying foreign leaders, leaning on Congress and mapping a new Supreme Court from the White House wings.

Instead, his government interaction last week was limited mostly to the arcane world of City Hall and the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission.

Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, won initial approval Dec. 16 - only after a lengthy debate and contingent on a rash of future paperwork - to build twin railings on the front steps of their Louisburg Square mansion. To bolster their case, the Kerrys laid out everything from the type of metal used for the railing, its color, where exactly it'll be attached and just how many screws will be used.

City Hall was abuzz with the Kerrys' somewhat stealth application for the complicated home fix-it, particularly given the senator's past run-ins with the board and city over his home. Colleen Meagher, a city preservation planner who works for the commission, said the commission reviews ``any exterior architectural alteration that is visible from a public way.''

The Kerrys, who came under fire for having a fire hydrant removed after they moved to Beacon Hill, have won past approvals for a new decorative iron balcony, a new front porch light and hidden door phone and a stoop replacement, records show. Among the board's denials are a 1995 bid by the Kerrys to extend a balcony across the house. In 1997, they were cited for a ``visible'' satellite dish on the roof, records show.

The Kerrys applied for the new railings after their housekeeper sprained her ankle, sources said.

A Kerry spokeswoman said of the flap:``Winter's here and this was a common-sense precaution for the icy months. The requisite steps were taken to ensure the handrail meets the city's guidelines.''


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KEYWORDS: architecture; falldown; government; kerry; landuse; propertyrights; raisins; rasinvodka; safety; stollirasin; teresa
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Housekeeper sprained her ankle, eh? No possibility that the white raisins had been taking effect on the other female of the abode.
1 posted on 01/01/2005 5:25:16 AM PST by beyond the sea
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To: beyond the sea
In 1997, they were cited for a ``visible'' satellite dish on the roof, records show.

LOL! And these folks and their ilk don't appreciate windmills off the Cape.

2 posted on 01/01/2005 5:26:36 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: beyond the sea

LOL. Be ibteresting to see what percentage of votes and committee meetings Jean makes it to after Congress is back in session.


3 posted on 01/01/2005 5:27:50 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: beyond the sea

This ranks up there with Howard Dean's bike path.


4 posted on 01/01/2005 5:28:19 AM PST by samtheman
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To: beyond the sea

Nothing like the sight of liberals having to put in voluminous government paperwork to get permission to improve their home. I used to think one's home was one's property. Then I learn who really owns it. I'm glad I'm not living in Massachusetts.


5 posted on 01/01/2005 5:29:50 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: beyond the sea
In 1997, they were cited for a ``visible'' satellite dish on the roof, records show.

They've got invisible sat dishes now??

6 posted on 01/01/2005 5:32:38 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: goldstategop

and ppl thought that john F'n couldnt get things done


7 posted on 01/01/2005 5:32:58 AM PST by kingattax
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To: beyond the sea

The housekeeper should have hired Edwards to sue!!


8 posted on 01/01/2005 5:43:56 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: beyond the sea

...to build twin railings on the front steps of their Louisburg Square mansion.

The Kerry's housekeeper is allowed to use the front door? Holey Moley...who woulda' thunk?

9 posted on 01/01/2005 5:45:06 AM PST by elli1
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To: beyond the sea

Hilarious to see big government proponents grovelling before other big government minions. The entire article is dripping with irony.


10 posted on 01/01/2005 5:51:23 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: beyond the sea

A completely strange state populated by totally weird people.

"Well, Mr. Homeowner, exactly how many screws do you plan on inserting in that rail? You realize, of course, that there may only be 8 threads per inch in those screws and each screw must be free from burrs. Present them for inspection, sir."

"I see I have erred, Mr. Councilman. These are phillips screws and I see the rules call for slotted screws. I shall stop at the hardware store during my next power walk and exchange them posthaste. Thank you for your vigilance."


11 posted on 01/01/2005 5:51:32 AM PST by sergeantdave (Help save the environment. Mail your old tires and garbage to the local Sierra Club.)
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To: sergeantdave

I am assuming it is Beacon Hill and that they have establish rigid criteria to try to maintain it historicity. You couldn't pay me enough to live like that.


12 posted on 01/01/2005 5:53:23 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: johniegrad

It should be its.


13 posted on 01/01/2005 5:53:50 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: sergeantdave

"Mr. Councilman" should read "Comrade Councilman" ;-0


14 posted on 01/01/2005 6:05:44 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: beyond the sea

Ex presidential candidate, looking for part time employment to supplement part time income. Has experience moving city fire hydrants. Please contact J.F.Kerry


15 posted on 01/01/2005 6:08:40 AM PST by G.Mason (A war mongering, UN hating, military industrial complex loving, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: beyond the sea
"The Kerrys, who came under fire for having a fire hydrant removed after they moved to Beacon Hill, have won past approvals for a new decorative iron balcon"

Guess they don't care if their house catches on fire, but those decorative iron balcon's are a must...LOL!
16 posted on 01/01/2005 6:08:42 AM PST by Ginifer
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To: goldstategop
I used to think one's home was one's property. Then I learn who really owns it. I'm glad I'm not living in Massachusetts.

LOL! I hear you. But I think this is one of those "historic areas" where you have to ask the government to change your locks or your door-knocker.

Absurdity.

17 posted on 01/01/2005 6:10:16 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: johniegrad
The truth is that these kind of laws don't bother people like Kerry. He has people that take care of them. I once date an "estate manager" for a multi-billionaire. She had a staff of people and a huge budget to run the rather modest place. If she needed anything like a lawyer to cope with issues, it was one phone call to the corporate lawyers and the problem went away. I suspect that Kerry was barely aware of this event. Last I heard he was in Colorado.
These types of laws only screw the little guy that can't afford the staff and all.
By the way, it's Louisburg SQ, which is a subsection of Beacon Hill. It's only 1 block long and houses on both sides of the street around a tine Sq. it is the towniest place in town.
18 posted on 01/01/2005 6:12:21 AM PST by ProudVet77 (Out shopping for a 2005 tagline.)
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To: mewzilla
They've got invisible sat dishes now??

LOL! But they really meant that the dish was an "eye-sore" in that wonderful neighborhood.

;-)

19 posted on 01/01/2005 6:13:13 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: mainepatsfan
The housekeeper should have hired Edwards to sue!!

LOL. I think Edwards is off to the Pacific/Indian Ocean area to make some bucks.

20 posted on 01/01/2005 6:21:04 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: beyond the sea

Paging Howie Carr!

Good fodder for your show on Monday!


21 posted on 01/01/2005 6:24:25 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: johniegrad
The entire article is dripping with irony.

Yes it does..... therefor the thread. :-)

"Among the board's denials are a 1995 bid by the Kerrys to extend a balcony across the house." -- LOL!

22 posted on 01/01/2005 6:24:55 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: sergeantdave
"I see I have erred, Mr. Councilman. These are phillips screws and I see the rules call for slotted screws. I shall stop at the hardware store during my next power walk and exchange them posthaste. Thank you for your vigilance."

LOL! ............. must be galvanized screws also. ;-)

23 posted on 01/01/2005 6:26:41 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: beyond the sea

This is the place that shot up in value from 6.5 million to 13 million to accomodate a 6.5 million dollar home equity loan for Kerry's then struggling campaign. I heard Kerry finished the campaign with millions unspent. How much of that went to pay off the 6.5 million loan???


24 posted on 01/01/2005 6:27:43 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: G.Mason
Has experience moving city fire hydrants.

LOL ...... needed the parking space....... for his bike.

25 posted on 01/01/2005 6:28:34 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: sergeantdave

JF'ingK: "I see I have erred, Mr. Councilman..."

Councilamn: 'LORD Councilman, damn you!'


26 posted on 01/01/2005 6:32:36 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Behold, the NEW Democrat logo: http://www.mi.sanu.ac.yu/vismath/reza/26snaket.gif)
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To: beyond the sea
LOL! ............. must be galvanized screws also. ;-)

Would that be historically "correct"? Or would they need to be hand-crafted slotted iron screws imported from an architectural supply store on a small back street in London?

BTW, there are plenty of the superrich who don't live like that. The Waltons of Wal-Mart and Warren Buffett (yeah, right, he IS a Dem!) come to immediate mind.

27 posted on 01/01/2005 6:40:02 AM PST by Sooth2222
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To: Sooth2222
Or would they need to be hand-crafted slotted iron screws imported from an architectural supply store on a small back street in London?

Maybe so! LOL. "Effin, send one of the staff over to find your slotted iron screws at once."

28 posted on 01/01/2005 6:56:11 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: beyond the sea
Wow .. all that just to install a railing

Isn't living in a socialist state great .. / sarcasm >
29 posted on 01/01/2005 6:58:15 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: johniegrad
Exactly. This one gets the Broderick Crawford award.
30 posted on 01/01/2005 7:06:02 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: beyond the sea

Who would he go after? The beach resort owners for not building walls to keep tsunamis out?


31 posted on 01/01/2005 7:06:07 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: beyond the sea

Good for him. He needed a win. (Glad it was this one, and not Nov 2)


32 posted on 01/01/2005 7:15:18 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: WorkingClassFilth
JF'ingK: "I see I have erred, Mr. Councilman..." "

"That error is seared, SEARED, into my memory."

33 posted on 01/01/2005 7:19:47 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: beyond the sea
great article, I ahve linked to it on todays Christian-news-in-maine.com with this note in the link box "More, with comments, warning, some of these comments may get quite earthy."

Thanks,
Jake

34 posted on 01/01/2005 7:32:50 AM PST by newsgatherer
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To: kingattax; goldstategop

<< and ppl thought that john F'n couldnt get things done >>

Jean Kérrie cannot.

Jean Kérrie is pretty much despised by everyone who's ever had the misfortune to be encountered by him, "Democrat"-activist bureaucrats and all -- and like eveyone else in "Democrat"-owned-operated-controlled, stoodover and shookdown Boston, will have to fork over a hefty under-the-table sling if his owner's house is ever to be altered.

Only the Devil, the kennedy "family" and the rest of the Mob have any idea whatsoever how he was ever and/or is ever elected to public office.


35 posted on 01/01/2005 7:34:48 AM PST by Brian Allen (For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord -- Luke 2:11)
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To: beyond the sea
Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, won initial approval Dec. 16 - only after a lengthy debate and contingent on a rash of future paperwork - to build twin railings on the front steps of their Louisburg Square mansion. To bolster their case, the Kerrys laid out everything from the type of metal used for the railing, its color, where exactly it'll be attached and just how many screws will be used.

Can you imagine having a conversation with JFK about minutiae ?
I'm thinking the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission caved to stop being bored to tears and to just shut him up.
36 posted on 01/01/2005 7:49:09 AM PST by stylin19a (Marines - end of discussion)
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To: farmfriend


37 posted on 01/01/2005 8:07:08 AM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
This one gets the Broderick Crawford award.

Heh, what's that? I liked "Highway Patrol".

(Chief Dan Mathews).

38 posted on 01/01/2005 8:17:11 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: mainepatsfan
Who would he go after?

These guys perhaps:

********

Just minutes after the earthquake in the Indian Ocean on Sunday morning, Thailand's foremost meteorological experts were sitting together in a crisis meeting. But they decided not to warn about the tsunami "out of courtesy to the tourist industry", writes the Thailand daily newspaper The Nation.

The experts got the news around 8:00 am on Sunday morning local time.

An hour later, the first massive wave struck. But the experts started to discuss the economic impacts when they were discussing if a tsunami warning should be made. The main argument against such a warning was that there have not been any floods in 300 years. Also, the experts believed the Indonesian island Sumatra would be a "cushion" for the southern coast of Thailand. ...We finally decided not to do anything because the tourist season was in full swing. The hotels were 100% booked full.

********

39 posted on 01/01/2005 8:20:26 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: Teacher317
Good for him. He needed a win. (Glad it was this one, and not Nov 2)

Yep, for sure! But, he couldn't get that darn balcony extended.

;-)

40 posted on 01/01/2005 8:22:27 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: newsgatherer
I ahve linked to it on todays Christian-news-in-maine.com with this note in the link box "More, with comments, warning, some of these comments may get quite earthy.

LOL! So far, so tame here.

;-)

41 posted on 01/01/2005 8:23:42 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: Brian Allen
"Only the Devil, the kennedy "family" and the rest of the Mob have any idea whatsoever how he was ever and/or is ever elected to public office."

The anti war scam went a long way here and it lifted this ahole all the way to the Senate.

42 posted on 01/01/2005 8:28:02 AM PST by Radix (This Tag Line strives to not be redundant, nor to repeat itself!)
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To: beyond the sea

Dan Mathews irony: "He left his blood on the highway, not at the blood bank."


43 posted on 01/01/2005 8:28:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: stylin19a
Can you imagine having a conversation with JFK about minutiae ? I'm thinking the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission caved to stop being bored to tears and to just shut him up.

ROFL ...... maybe white raisin ladened Teraayza accompanied John-Jaquestrap Effin Shove It S.O.B Teresa Mamma T Winthrop Simoes-Ferreira Al Qerry-Heinz III to the discussions berating the dear folks on the Architectural Commission --"you people probably haven't had a real job since you've been adults", and they then caved.

;-)

44 posted on 01/01/2005 8:29:40 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

aha!....LOL!


45 posted on 01/01/2005 8:30:46 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: beyond the sea

Actually it was Ter-ray-zuh who wanted the hydrant moved. She used to park her white SUV right next to the hydrant and accumulated lots of tickets. BTW her license was something like HNZ57. Maybe some other freeper can remember exactly what the license number was.


46 posted on 01/01/2005 8:32:58 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: beyond the sea

Chalk up another huge victory for American liberalism!


47 posted on 01/01/2005 8:57:16 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: beyond the sea

What a horrible place to live. I'm so grateful to live in flyover country.


48 posted on 01/01/2005 9:03:57 AM PST by pepperdog
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To: samtheman
This ranks up there with Howard Dean's bike path.

No, it doesn't.

The USSC ruled that the Dean-sponsored bill taking land for the bike path un-Constitutional.

49 posted on 01/01/2005 9:11:05 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: beyond the sea

"to build twin railings on the front steps"

Hmmmm? Is this so the gin-soaked raisen "shove it" person can make it up and down the steps ..??


50 posted on 01/01/2005 10:03:49 AM PST by CyberAnt (Where are the dem supporters? - try the trash cans in back of the abortion clinics.)
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