Editorials

Boston is Going Fiber

April 28, 2016
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By Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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We Need A Transportation Transformation

April 28, 2016
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By Michelle Wu,                         Boston City Council President As a new mom, I think often about the world that my one-year-old son will grow up in. Twenty years from now, what will Boston look like? As excited as I am about the future of our city, one worry looms large: the increasing threat to our...

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Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2016
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Do not change street sweeping program Dear Editor: I read with great interest the editorial of April 18 regarding the City’s considering the possibility of replacing towing with a possible $90 fine. I am in complete agreement with the views expressed in the editorial, that the substitution of towing with a fine will not...

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Street Cleaning

April 28, 2016
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Well, Councillor Josh Zakim’s office received calls last week from several Beacon Hill residents following our editorial about the possibility of a change in the street sweeping program  — similar to the one  in Charlestown. All the residents who called were against any change. We thank the residents who called to voice their opposition...

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BHAC in the Thick of it Again

April 28, 2016
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Trying to protect the historical integrity of the Beacon Hill neighborhood seems to becoming more difficult these days for the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC). A few years back, the commission refused to grant the approval for a generically  manufactured signal box that the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) wanted to put on Charles Street...

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Correction

April 22, 2016
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The story on the handicapped ramps that ran in last week’s Beacon Hill Times contained incorrect information. The City of Boston has submitted their Environmental Notification Act to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office but has not received approval from this agency.  The 16 locations as reported are slated to receive the handicapped...

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Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2016
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Getting the facts straight  about urban renewal In last week’s article “Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-year Extension of Powers,” the Beacon Hill Times showed an incredible lack of sound judgment in its reporting of the Boston City Council’s reauthorization of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal powers. Having facilitated a robust, year-and-a-half-long...

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A New Street Cleaning Program

April 22, 2016
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 For the last 18 months, the city has run a pilot program on parking regulations regarding street cleaning in Charlestown.  The new regulations for street cleaning replace the current fine of $40, plus having your car towed, with only a $90 ticket if a driver fails to remove their car prior to the designated...

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Get Out and Vote

April 7, 2016
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Next Tuesday, seven candidates will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that was held for the last nine years by Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston.  These candidates, including our own State Rep. Jay Livingstone, have been campaigning and meeting the voters during the last...

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Five Simple Habits to Help Our Children Thrive

April 1, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: it means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much of...

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