Author: Karen Cord Taylor

Downtown View:Air Rage

On August 6, a United Airlines passenger at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was arrested after he refused to turn off his cell phone and then punched another passenger. On September 11, a 27-year-old man on a JetBlue flight stood up…

Downtown View:Statistics

You probably already know that the United States has the third most land area, 9,629 square kilometers, of all the countries in the world. Russia is almost twice as large. Canada is a hair bigger with 9,985. The Mississippi-Missouri river…

Downtown View:Ideas

This seems to be an ideas era. It’s as if we need a fresh start, that we’ve run out of old ones, that surely there’s something we can do to make this old city come alive. The biggest idea, the…

Downtown View:Fall Advice

Students? There are lots of them downtown. We also have another large group of newcomers. They are the newly minted and less-newly minted college graduates on their first or second job. They want to live within walking distance of their…

Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

It started when the nine-year-old in our family misheard Donald Trump’s name and called him, with disgust and outrage, Donald O’Trump. She hasn’t been the only one disgusted and outraged. Globe columnists, Times columnists, television commentators have been spewing disbelief,…