Editorials

A Good Proposal

November 13, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Back Bay, Beacon Hill or the...

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Halloween

November 6, 2012
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Sandy had blown in on Monday, but by Wednesday the day and night were perfect for Halloween.  Thousands of children, many with their parents, made their way through the neighborhoods to threaten their tricks, but get their treats.  They were not disappointed. Every year, Halloween just seems to get better in our neighborhoods.  We...

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Speaking of Sandy

November 6, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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Theft on Charles Street

November 6, 2012
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On page one of today’s newspaper is a story of a break into a Charles Street business.  The thieves made off with $12,000 of goods during the Hurricane.  While this is a new type of looting to affect Charles St. businesses, shoplifting has always been an issue for many store owners. Sgt. Tom Lenna...

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Be Sure to Vote : It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Boston Public School Goals

October 23, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Voting on Question 2

October 16, 2012
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Beacon Hill residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering...

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A Safe Neighborhood

October 16, 2012
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A recent reading of the statistical analysis of crimes committed in Boston by the Boston Police Department reveals that overall crime on Beacon Hill has again dropped, and dramatically. Violent crimes and property crimes declined by 15-percent compared with the same timeframe last year. There were no homicides and one rape. Residential burglaries were...

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Of Canines and Things

October 9, 2012
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A few months ago, the state enacted a new law to modernize animal-control laws, which includes the first statewide rules for tethering canines. The bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick is especially aimed at those who are convicted of cruelty to animals. The law also bans a person from keeping a dog...

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Columbus Day

October 2, 2012
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Monday the 8this the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15thCentury explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He was, according...

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