Editorials

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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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 10, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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A Common-sense Approach to Gun Control

The gun control bill announced this week by House Speaker Robert DeLeo represents one of the most (indeed in our view, THE most) comprehensive efforts in our nation to bring about sensible gun control legislation that both improves public safety while also safeguarding the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase guns as enunciated in...

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Traffic Woes Will Increase in Neighborhood

Once all the projects are completed in the North Station area, the vehicle traffic will increase dramatically on Causeway, Commercial and North Margin Streets as well as the Charlestown Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. Several commercial buildings including a hotel and a new Converse headquarters will appear on the horizon and many residential units will...

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Observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...

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Beacon Hill Garden Club Hosts a Special Event Thursday

We welcome the opportunity to remind our readers about a very special event, the 85th “Hidden Garden Tour of Beacon Hill” that is scheduled for this Thursday, May 15. This is one of the most anticipated events of the year in our neighborhood. As Amy Wilson, communications chair for the Garden Club, told the...

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Downtown Mothers Make the Switch to Clean Energy

If the activity of millions of people around the world has been the main cause of global warming, as leading climate scientists contend, how likely is it that the actions of a single person can help reverse climate change? Very likely, say a growing group of downtown mothers who believe that each step each...

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