Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Do the L Street Brownies have a new patron?

The renowned L Street Brownies are preparing for another New Year’s Day dip in the gelid waters of Boston Harbor. With a weather forecast for air temperatures in the 40’s and water temperatures about the same, I am thinking about joining them.

This prompted me to get some details about what used to be called the L Street Bathhouse and is now known as the Curley Community Center.

This prompted the following email exchange.

From: "Ned Daly"
To: "admin curley" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 5:55:17 PM
Subject: Your home page

Hasn't any one noticed that you have the Mayor's name wrong.

Your website says he was "Michael J. Curley."

No one by that name was ever the mayor of the City of Boston.

You could look it up.
Ned  Daly

Walking around, paying attention.

From: Curley Community Center Updates
To: "ned daly"
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: Your home page

To answer your question: apparently not.  It was a simple typo mistake.  No need to look it up.  Rest assured that we do know what his name is and the mistake has been corrected.  Please note it can be found on the About Us <>  page.

Best wishes for a safe and healthy New Year.
Boston Centers for Youth & Families/Curley Community Center

2002-2010 Graphic Traffic

Now, now, boys. No need to get huffy, even though I would gauge it to be something far different from a “simple typo mistake”.  Getting the name James Michael Curley wrong on the website of the Curley Center is a pretty major lapse in this town.

What fascinates me is the fact that the site seems to have been up for eight years now. Have they had thousands of visitors who really did not notice, or don’t they get any traffic?