Editorials

It Takes a Community Effort

March 8, 2012
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The Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area are holding their first planning meeting of 2012 at the Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips Street, Thursday, March 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. If history is the judge of what and how the PSPA will rally its forces to improve the playground for the coming season,...

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MBTA to Avoid Cuts

March 8, 2012
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It is becoming obvious that every effort is being made by the MBTA, and the governor, to avoid cancellation of T services in Greater Boston in return for a fare increase. At an estimated 25 percent raise, we are not exactly sure how fair it is for those Boston residents using the T everyday...

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Charles Street Market Prevails for Now

February 29, 2012
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The desire of Capital One Bank to take over the commercial space now occupied by the Charles Street Market caused a great stir among many residents and organizations like the Beacon Hill Civic Association in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. That powerful collective voice caused 1,300 Beacon Hill residents to sign a petition stating that...

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The US Postal Service

February 21, 2012
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Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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Fares are Rising

February 21, 2012
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The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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Highest Paid in Hub an Upside Down Mish Mash

February 14, 2012
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The wages earned and paid to some city employees is an outrage to other city employees and to many residents and taxpayers unable to fathom how a police Lt. can earn $259,000 while Police Commissioner Ed Davis earned only $177,000. The top money earner in the city, School Superintendent Carol Johnson, presides over a...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Celebrates 40th Winter Dance and Its 90th Year

February 7, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 40th Annual Winter Dance was a great success. This year’s theme, “All That Glitters,” was appropriately played out at the Four Seasons Hotel, where guests enjoyed an evening among neighbors and friends with dinner, dessert, with many toasts shared and dancing. The Winter Dance’s 40 years is exceeded by...

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The Hingham Savings Bank

February 7, 2012
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The Hingham Savings Bank Beacon Hill banking branch office at 80 Beacon Street has announced the opening of more than 250 accounts since opening on October 18. As of the second week of January Beacon Hill branch deposits totaled more than $30 million, according to officials of the bank. News of the bank’s great...

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In Memoriam

January 31, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Welcome James McCarthy and Lot’s of Luck

January 24, 2012
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James McCarthy has been named the ninth president of Suffolk University. He comes here from Baruch College in New York City, which is part of the New York State college system. He was the chief academic officer at Baruch, which has 18,000 students and 500 faculty. McCarthy has a distinguished curriculum vitae. He is...

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