Editorials

Election Results

November 15, 2011
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Last week’s citywide election results prove that the times are changing and that the electorate is changing with them. The top two vote-getters in the citywide At-Large race were Ayanna Pressley and Felix Arroyo, two incumbents with extremely varied constituencies throughout the city. Although topping the ticket or coming in second in balloting doesn’t...

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Get Out and Vote

November 8, 2011
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Today is Election Day and if you are a registered voter you should get out to vote. Although no political positions directly representing Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the North End are being contested, Tuesday’s municipal election features a very hotly contested At-Large City Council race. Beacon Hill’s city council representatives, District 8’s Mike...

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The Turning Back of the Clocks

November 8, 2011
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This weekend marked the turning back of our clocks one hour as all of us know. That one hour taken away causes the sunset in the weeks to come near to 4:30 p.m. – a truly ungodly hour for a sunset. What’s worse is the hour of sunrise. At this point in time, we...

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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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