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West Roxbury's great divide

Two clocks, two different times in West Roxbury

Centre Street in West Roxbury has long had two digital clocks on either side of Centre Street - and they have almost never told the same time. Currently, people on the south side of the street are taking life easy, what with the slow time indicated on the Rockland Trust clock, while people on the north side of the street clearly are living a faster-paced, no doubt more stressful life, based on the fast time on the Hennigan Insurance clock.

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The temperature never matches either!

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That's the wind.

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They stopped flashing the temperature on their side of the street.

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time.gov

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When you take the speed of light into account, they are actually in sync.

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bought their clocks from the same company that furnished the clocks that grace the North Station commuter rail platforms.

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In the 21st century we might have computers that can help us.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_server

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Cool! Does the 21st century also provide free procurement and installation of the equipment to connect these dumb clocks to the internet, plus ongoing support, since by being online these things would be part of the Internet of Things and would probably be used as part of a botnet before too long?

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They are usually connected to computers inside the bank.

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It's 5:03.

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Obviously one is set to Eastern Daylight Time and the other to Westie Daylight Time.

I wonder if they'll get closer when we switch in a few weeks (and, like clockwork, have a cascade of people bitching about the time change).

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A neighborhood with two clocks is never sure.

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