Editorials

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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Car -free Week Sept. 18-24

September 20, 2011
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September 22nd, has become Car-Free Day in great metropolitan centers of population and business throughout the world. The intention of the car-free holiday is to inspire the use of mass transit, and forms of transportation other than those relying exclusively on the internal combustion engine. Boston and Massachusetts has taken Car-Free-Day a step further....

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Block Party Was a Great Success

September 20, 2011
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The Neighborhood Block Party held Sunday in Beacon Hill was a great success and attended by many hundreds of residents and visitors to our neighborhood. The Beacon Hill Civic Association is to be commended for its efforts at making this such a fun and well attended event that had the good luck of occurring...

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After the Memorial

September 13, 2011
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Many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people, following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001. It was also a day...

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What is Good for Newbury Street Might Be Appropriate for Charles Street

September 13, 2011
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Last Thursday marked the first time in its modern history that the entirety of Newbury Street was shut down to automobile traffic in order to host a fashion-fine automobile extravaganza. Herb Chambers, the automobile tycoon and fashion maven, showed what he is all about, bringing to the street about 40 of his finest automobiles,...

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The End of Summer

September 6, 2011
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The summer of 2011 is easing itself into the history books. It will go down as a summer marked by deepening discontent over the national predicament – which is, simply put – it appears we’ve come nearly the end of the line of leading lives continually spending and borrowing more than we have or...

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Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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The Longfellow Bridge

August 23, 2011
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The costly and intricate rehabilitation of the rusted and soot-faced Longfellow Bridge is well underway. Boston’s most significant older bridge is being remade, and in such a way, that it will shine and stand out and be noted for its architectural brilliance. The bridge today is like a gorgeous, stunning woman covered in rags....

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