Editorials

Thank You, Attorney Thurlow

Beacon Hill Attorney Lisa Thurlow wants the state to remove three Clear Channel billboards and two giant Blue Moon signs that are on Cambridge Street for nearly everyone to see. Her fight to maintain Beacon Hill as a truly unblemished historic neighborhood has grown dramatically with recent news that the state Department of Transportation...

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The Rain

The full weekend of rain – at times torrential rain – is being followed by steady rain at the beginning of the week and expected as well to linger into the week. Monday was a gray, rainy day. The roads appeared gray. The sky appeared gray. The entire world we awakened to appeared covered...

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The Summer of 2012

It is impossible to know what awaits us at the beginning of another summer of our lives. With Memorial Day past us, the mystery of the coming summer is upon us in full force. Every generation comes to know great songs that last the test of time and remind us of where we were...

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Of Commencements … and Things

It was a weekend of commencements in Boston and throughout the nation – a weekend for parents, friends, relatives and for all those connected with universities and colleges to celebrate the newest batch of graduates. Beacon Hill shared two notable direct connections with commencements the past weekend. Alan Solomont, ambassador of the United States...

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City Wins Truck Ban: to Take Effect June 13

The city has won its fight with MassDot, the state’s transportation authority, which has ruled that trucks carrying hazardous materials will be banned from Boston’s streets between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. They will instead be forced to use Interstate 95 around the city, unless making a local pickup or delivery. Mayor Thomas Menino...

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NSTAR, Again

In March, a fire at an electrical sub-station in Back Bay caused a costly and potentially dangerous electrical outage for much of Back and parts of Beacon Hill. About 21,000 NSTAR electric customers were without electricity for two days. An unrepentant NSTAR said then it would not reimburse businesses of residential consumers for their...

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Swans Return to Public Garden

The return of the swans to the Public Garden is one of those rights of spring that makes life worth living, especially if you transit from Beacon Hill into the Public Garden for your morning walk to work. The return of the swans following a winter at the Franklin Park Zoo is just what...

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Everything is Sprouting

Despite the recent chill in the air, everything green and colorful coming out of the ground all over the hill, is sprouting brilliantly. Everywhere you look, whether a flowerbox, a spit of grass, a row of trees and budding bushes like those lining Mt. Vernon Street, are something to behold. There are a few...

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Spring Rain, Finally

April 24, 2012
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In an odd way, the heavy rain that lashed much of the East Coast late Sunday evening and Monday felt good. The rain soaked nearly everything outside and in such a way that some of us believed we could feel a collective sigh of relief coming from plants and everything living and trying to...

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The American Revolution is What Began Here in 1775

April 17, 2012
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This year marks the 237thyear of American Independence. The noble American experience with freedom and justice for all began here and everything that took shape and form since, had its beginnings in this place. We are called the Cradle of Liberty as a result. It is altogether an appropriate appellation. Patriot’s Day 2012 marks...

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