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Aug 25, 2003

Experts Say Moscow Cathedral Unstable - Vibrations from military parades and loud rock concerts are being blamed for damaging the foundation of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. It’s hard to believe, but then again, the Cathedral is 450+ years old. Remember, vibration levels have to be extraordinarily high to cause even cosmetic damage in most buildings, although lower vibration levels have been known to cause damage to fragile historic buildings.

Facing criticism over its efforts to develop a noise ordinance, the city of Mandeville, LA has finally decided to hire an acoustical consultant to do it for them. This is a good thing.

Is it me, or does this read like a plot from a bad Married… with Children episode?

Barrington RI wants to pay $6000 for a sound level meter? For that price, I’ll get you a quality Type 1/Type 2 meter and several days of training. Give me a call…

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Aug 19, 2003

The city of Holyoke, MA is looking to implement a noise ordinance.

Also turns out that my home town of Springfield, MA has had a noise ordinance on the books for 2 years. You learn something new everyday…

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Aug 10, 2003

HMMH is looking for Subcontractors to team with on potential work peforming noise analyses for 2 Los Angeles airports. (note that expressions of interest were due on Aug 8, but if you ask nicely perhaps they will still consider you).

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Aug 09, 2003

Interesting fact: If you take Exit 32 on I-95 in Massachusetts (well, technically Exit 32B), take a left at the end of the off-ramp, and proceed down the road for about a mile, you will come to a Mobil Station on your right, located on a corner across the street from a Burger Kings, and near a traffic light.

If you take Exit 32 on I-495 in Mass, and you take a left at the end of the off-ramp, you will also come to a Mobil Station on your right, located on a corner across the street from a Burger King, and near a traffic light.

Don’t ask how I know this…

Noise from an upcoming Bruce Springsteen concert is a concern in East Hartford, CT. “The Boss is playing in East Hartford? Why?”

Some notes form another DIY speaker gathering in Claremont, CA.

Another article on the politics of race and noise ordinance violations. Again, this is why I favor the use of measurement equipment for noise ordinance enforcement. It doesn’t eliminate the potential for abuse (especially if the enforcement officers are not properly trained), but at least it removes some of the subjectivity from the process.

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