Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bus 23

Woah. Some kids from E's school documented the scariness which is bus 23. And the Boston Globe covered it. Good for them. I've certainly had some unsettling bus 23 moments (I ride it weekly). Once, some kids got into a yelling match with the bus driver; when she wouldn't let them on, they started chasing the bus and throwing rocks. Another time, all the passengers heard some frighteningly loud (and close) gun shots as we drove through Grove Hall. I generally feel safe, but I can't imagine being a teenager riding this bus every day.

I hope some other kids document riding the orange line after school hours. So many of E's kids won't do it, because fights are so common. Man, it's hard being a teenager in the city.

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