Ease Into That

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Recently, Boston unveiled a tool to display key metrics related to the city. They called the system CityScore, and they designed it to resemble the famous manually operated scoreboard seen at Fenway Park. That’s all just fine (although the legend is not terribly helpful in understanding exactly what’s being shown). However, the scoreboard sorts from best performance to worst. When the scoreboard was unveiled, the city was doing very well in a couple of unfortunate categories.

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Stats for January 15th, 2016

Stabbings and shootings? You have to ease into that! Start with your pothole repair numbers, build to EMS incidents, then get to the violent crimes!


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