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Menino Maps Cellphone Gaps

Monty Solomon (
Fri, 15 Jul 2005 22:53:03 -0400

Cruising to Learn if Dead Zones Tied to Minority Areas

By Andrea Estes, Globe Staff

It is an aggravation of the age, the conversation-stopper that seems
always to include the phrase, "You're breaking up." Cellphone dead
zones have irritated many, but recently they have really annoyed Mayor
Thomas M. Menino, who says his cellphone conversations get cut off day
after day as he traverses the city's neighborhoods.

The low-tech, urban mechanic mayor is fed up, he says, and there's no
acceptable explanation why a city like Boston should have so many
pockets of fog.

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