Editorials

Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

The Memorial Day weekend is upon is, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...

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Your Help Is Always Needed

Boston residents living in our neighborhood are fortunate to have some great open spaces within a couple of miles of each other stretching from the North End to the Back Bay. The newly established Greenway that was created after the Central Artery Project was completed is looking better each year with more activities being...

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90 Years and Going Strong

It’s that time of the year again when the Beacon Hill Garden Club will be hosting its annual Soiree and Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill. The Soiree will be held next Wednesday night, May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Gardens Tour will be on Thursday, May 17 from...

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Imagine Boston, Imagine Beacon Hill

May 4, 2018
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Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll be investing in to...

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Seeking to End Homelessness for Youth in Boston

On Friday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined members of the City’s Youth Action Board to launch Rising to the Challenge: Ending Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in Boston, the City of Boston’s community planning process centered around preventing and ending homelessness among unaccompanied youth and young adults. The Youth Action Board is the City’s...

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Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush, who passed away last week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,...

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Infrastructure Necessary for Energy Independence

April 27, 2018
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President Trump recently declared, “we are now an exporter of energy to the world.”  Yet due to shortages this winter, Boston was forced to import Russian natural gas to ensure people had the fuel they need to heat their homes. President Trump is right. Right now, American oil and gas output is 50 percent...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2018
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Please support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1...

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Red Line/Blue Line Connector

April 21, 2018
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The hiring of VHB Engineering to begin a three month study on the feasibility of the Red Line/Blue Line Connector certainly comes as good news to residents who depend on public transportation to commute to their jobs and homes on a daily basis. While the price tag for this connector is steep, the advantages...

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Is April the New January?

April 21, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As long-time Eastern New Englanders,...

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