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.