Soundbytes from the top stories of the past week.
At the WBZ Watercooler: Engineer Richard Rainen led the team that built the Curiosity rover.
“Touchdown confirmed,” said engineer and MIT grad Allen Chen. “We’re safe on Mars.”
Friday’s home opener set Frank in Framingham to Declare his Curiosity asking: “Why is Fenway still standing? Other cities have world class ballparks!”
Rick from Burlington told us some great news about that when he Declared his Curiosity writing: “My Dad is coming up on celebrating the 17th year of his heart transplant.” Rick’s father is no longer the exception.
I’m curious about excise tax. Why does Massachusetts have this? This “extra” tax is supposed to go to our roads here in the Commonwealth, but does it really? Roads in our cities and towns are a disgrace and we’re paying an extra excise tax on top of what we’re already paying in outrageous property taxes. If we are going to continue to allow cities and towns the ability to charge excise why can’t it be mandated that this money be allocated for roadway improvements only? – Jim
Craig from Fall River is curious. “Why is it that our government continues to give billions of our tax dollars to dictators and not to the millions of Americans who are struggling?” he asks.
Most people never end up using all their sick days. But $450,000 in unused sick days?
I’m curious as to why Ray Allen points two fingers towards the ground after making a three pointer. – Chris, Sudbury
Recently I was charged sales tax for a bottle of water at Logan Airport. When I stated there is no sales tax in Mass. on water I was told “but there is one here at the airport!” – Marcia, Methuen