Editorials

Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of ‘Elder Abuse’

December 13, 2017
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By Dan Weber Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development : “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” It’s a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy.  Growing old is a condition we all have to live...

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Thank You to All the Volunteers

December 13, 2017
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For those of us living on Beacon Hill, the gas street lights are part of the charm of this historic neighborhood.  For most of the year, these black poles remain a throwback to a quaint earlier century. However, during the holidays, these poles are transformed into beautiful ornaments as  garlands and red bows are...

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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 5, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 5, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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Creating Homes, and Giving Thanks

December 1, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh During this time of the year, it  is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have...

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Remember Those in Need

December 1, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...

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Old North Church Celebrates 20th Anniversary

December 1, 2017
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Reverend Stephen T. Ayres was recently honored by the Old North Church on his 20th anniversary as Vicar of the historical church located in the heart of the North End. He also serves as an Executive Director of the Old North Foundation, the cultural arm of the historic landmark property. Even with all his...

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Grinches are Lurking to Steal Packages

December 1, 2017
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Robbery seems to increase during the Christmas season, especially with packages being taken out of doorways and deliveries left in plain view. Residents should be aware of delivery times so that items won’t disappear, including expensive goods. Don’t kid yourself, there are plenty of grinches working out there ready to take whatever they can...

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Building a Future for all of Us

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Deplorable, unsafe state of Beacon Hill brick sidewalks Dear Editor, This letter is addressed to everyone on Beacon Hill. I am an 82-year-old man in good health. In the last two years, I have tripped on the bricks and I fallen down at these locations: At Toscanos, the valet people picked me up having...

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