Editorials

Myles’ Musings

September 20, 2014
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The world’s in such a bloody mess I only skim the papers And find myself, I must confess, Amused by politicians’ capers. With the electorate in their sights, They think they can deceive them. I can only hope that they’re not right, And voters won’t believe them. By Myles Musings

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Maintaining the Urban Tree

September 20, 2014
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Watering, fertilizer, and pest control maintenance are the three key ingredients for healthy trees in the urban jungle. Newly planted trees require continued watering, ten gallons per week on the average throughout their active growing season. If you have a watering hose, set it at low pressure and water once a week for approximately...

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Maura Healey for State Ag

September 10, 2014
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 Maura Healey is also running as a Democrat to be Attorney General of Massachusetts. Healey has represented Massachusetts citizens for the past several years, fighting on the front lines as a lawyer in the AG’s office for causes we all care about. She advocated to keep the buffer zone protecting women’s health clinics, and...

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Reader Feels Tolman Coverage Did Disservice

September 10, 2014
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As a Back Bay resident who reads the Beacon Hill Times frequently, as well as a journalist who has practiced for decades, I was surprised when I read your  article on Warren Tolman in Aug. 26 edition. There is no mention whatsoever of his opponent, Maura Healy, and the story is positioned at the...

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BHAC Determinations

August 26, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission held a public hearing: on Thursday, August 21.  The following determinatiuons were voted on Application 14.1321 BH 42 Mount Vernon Street (continued review) APPROVED WITH PROVISOS Applicant: Ricky Silva (contractor): Masonry restoration, including selected replacement of deteriorated brownstone panels with tinted precast panels Application 15.193 BH 55 Chestnut Street...

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Letter to the Editor

August 25, 2014
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‘Let’s keep our eyes on the prize’ Dear Editor: As a 40-plus-year resident, I’ve found most folks walking the Hill aren’t looking intently down. Their eyes are on the interesting architecture, beautiful trees, doorways and plantings. Unfortunately, they are also looking increasingly at historic facades defaced by ugly fire alarm beacons and rooflines sprouting...

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Letter to the Editor

August 13, 2014
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For Mayor Walsh and Planning and Public Works colleagues; Dear Editor: This note enlarges on a letter I sent to the Mayor several months ago. I am a neighbor and a Beacon Hill resident, who was elected 50 years ago to represent this district; by which I mean, both sides of our meeting place,...

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Shame on You Frank Manning

August 8, 2014
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Dear Editor: I was outraged, appalled, and saddened, after reading your 19 July Letter to the Editor about accessibility ramps that will be installed on Beacon Hill sidewalks. Outraged by your sense of self absorption and entitlement. That you would write: “whatever advantage there is to the handicapped is completely outweighed by the disadvantage...

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Celebrate FOPG’s ‘summer Party’

July 11, 2014
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The Friends of the Public Garden celebrates the season at its annual “Summer Party,” which comes to the Mandarin Oriental on Wednesday, July 23. “Many people leave the city for beach retreats in the summer months, but we have found that plenty of people stay in town in summer, especially mid-week,” said Eileen Scafidi,...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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