Editorials

Letter to the Editor

December 23, 2016
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Reader seeks to raise awareness of MS My name is Alex Saunders, and I’m a Beacon Hill resident. This April, I’m going to be running the London Marathon with the MS-UK charity team. I wanted to use this opportunity to tell you a bit about multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a degenerative disease that...

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Why I Voted “No” on the 2% Tax on the Sale of Alcohol in Boston

December 23, 2016
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By Annissa Essaibi-George I want to start by thanking the Makers of this Order. Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker have been passionate forces of advocacy and support for families that are struggling to connect their loved ones to treatment. I’m proud to be their colleague and I’m grateful for their work. Substance use...

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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...

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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...

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Trump and the Vote

December 16, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...

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The Winthrop Square Project

December 16, 2016
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Few building projects in recent years have generated the neighborhood outcry like the Winthrop Square Project that proposes a 775-foot tower casting shadows over highly used and very environmentally fragile areas like the Public Garden, Boston Common and Commonwealth Mall. That is why we join our voice with those of the neighborhood groups like...

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Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2016
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Compassionate reader weighs in homelessness issue With this letter I wish to add to the Beacon Hill Times Nov.18 issue’s article about the “town hall” meeting on homelessness. I am including participants’ comments in order to reflect the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s subtitle: “Looking with Compassion for a Solution.” My intention is to relate...

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Letter to the Editor

December 2, 2016
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The homeless: who are they — but more important, who are we? Dear Editor: In a recent  edition of The Boston Globe (Nov. 18, 2016) cited successes in finding housing for many of our homeless—and the valiant efforts of compassionate Bostonians who have worked for years on this issue.  Yes, there is more work...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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An open letter to Karen Cord Taylor Dear Editor Your article in last week’s BHT was surprisingly well-balanced in terms of the Nov. 8 election and the responses from both sides…sort of. The election did not “produce fear and despair,” but rather relief that perhaps the most divisive, mean-spirited national election in our lifetime...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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