Editorials

Welcome Back, Mayor Menino: It’s Nice to Have Tom Menino Back on the Job

January 8, 2013
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We wish to add our voice to the chorus of residents who have been delighted to see the return of Mayor Tom Menino  to his office at City Hall. For one thing, it will be a relief to see an end to the speculation about this or that possible scenario by the pundits and...

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Decorations Were Great: Thanks to the Volunteers and Tom Kershaw for Brightening the Holiday Season

January 8, 2013
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We wish to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers Sunday who helped take down the garlands and other festive decorations that adorned the street lamps  throughout Beacon Hill during this past holiday season. We wish also to thank Hampshire House proprietor Tom Kershaw for providing breakfast to those who did the work...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2013

January 1, 2013
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We often quote a verse from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ring Out Wild Bells” when we write our annual New Year’s editorial. We write about the events that happened in the old year and discuss those that may come in the new, as well as our hopes for a better year than the year before....

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Merry Christmas to All: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 25, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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A Mobile City Hall

December 18, 2012
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City Hall on wheels — are you serious?  That is a question that many in our neighborhood may be asking our City Councillor.   Our need for this type of service is negligible since we live within a fifteen minute walk at the most from City Hall.  But for many other residents in neighborhoods like...

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Community Boating

December 18, 2012
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Community Boating Incorporated (CbI) recently held a very successful fundraiser in November that netted the local organization more than $35,000.  These donations are put to very good work at the sailing center on the Charles River.  Community Boating served over 900 sailors in 2012 in exchange for only one dollar per sailor.  This practice...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

December 18, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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The Silent Killer

December 11, 2012
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With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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Fulfilling a Mission

December 11, 2012
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Some of the most remarkable and beautiful architecture in our neighborhood are the buildings of worship.  These buildings in many ways not only define our neighborhood, but also give them and the residents character.  In many cases, their steeples dominate the landscape as they soar toward the heavens. Built in a different era and...

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Thank You to All Volunteers

December 4, 2012
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Over this past weekend, Beacon Hill was a beehive of holiday decorating activity. Neighbors on the Hill and students from MIT, Suffolk, Emerson and Northeastern gave up their time on Saturday and Sunday to help decorate the lampposts with holiday laurel and bows.  Wherever one walked on the Hill on Sunday, people with ladders...

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