Editorials

Does Weekend Storm Speak Volumes About Winter to Come?

November 1, 2011
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Most of us heard the lament loudly and clearly over the weekend about the snow coming so early, preceding even this week’s Halloween celebration. In more ways than we care to conjure up, snow this early and so plentiful in nearly all of Massachusetts except for Boston and the coastal area, is a bad...

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In Dewey Square

November 1, 2011
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The protestors in Dewey Square are finding out exactly what kind of devotion to task it takes to camp outside in Boston as the winter sets in. We are reminded of General George Washington’s troops doing the same here and in Cambridge during the winter of 1775 and during a number of winters that...

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Happy Halloween

October 25, 2011
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To ensure the safety of goblins and ghosts from Beacon Hill, the Beacon Hill Civic Association annually arranges for Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street to be closed from Joy Street to Charles Street on Halloween, October 31. Please note that these official road closures prevent access to Chestnut, Spruce, Walnut and Willow Streets,...

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Students Not Using Hotel Housing

October 25, 2011
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In recent years, Suffolk University has been housing students at the nearby Holiday Inn on Cambridge Street raising the concern of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and others who take an interest in the life and times of this neighborhood. Neighbors and city planners felt that the use of hotels for university housing does...

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State Police Must Make Esplanade a Safer Place

October 18, 2011
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It is impossible to know exactly how many thousands of people use the Esplanade on an average day for running, bicycling, boating, walking babies in carriages, walking dogs, playing with children in the small areas reserved for them and on and on. Arguably, the number resides somewhere in the thousands. During an average weekend...

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Columbus Day 2011

October 11, 2011
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At the time he lived and sailed during the 15th Century there was no man dead or alive who was more gifted at navigating the seas than Christopher Columbus. When speaking or writing about him, the same things have been chronicled about him throughout the centuries. He was brave. He was bold. He was...

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Steve Jobs

October 11, 2011
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The death of Steve Jobs at 56 brings to an end the life of an extraordinary American inventor. Ironically, the i-Phones held by so many millions across the face of the earth announcing his death were designed by him. He was an artist in a way. He chose to work outside the box, was...

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Overall Crime Statistics Take Pleasing Plunge

October 4, 2011
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Boston Police crime statistics released last week revealed that crime on Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and in downtown dropped by an extraordinary 18-percent in violent crime and property crimes respectively. Between January 1 and September 18 of this year, there were 1976 incidents compared with 2,397 during the same time period last year. The...

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Hub Protests

October 4, 2011
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Sitting in your home and watching the news or hearing about the protests going on in the financial district makes you wonder – what is it all about? Why are all these young people protesting? What are they protesting? They are protesting economic hardship of ordinary Americans. They are also protesting the takeover of...

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September in the City

September 27, 2011
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There is something especially satisfying about a walk down Charles Street or anywhere on the hill when the leaves are falling and the weather is unusually warm at the end of September. When September is nearing its end and we are in shortsleeves and mingling with one another in this neighborhood, walking brick sidewalks,...

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