Editorials

The Saga of the Bunker Hill Day Holiday

March 1, 2011
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Last year, there was a celebration among budget cutting members of the State Legislature when Governor Deval Patrick signed a law requiring government offices in Suffolk County to open on Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day. We have our own questions about Evacuation Day remaining as a paid Suffolk County holiday. Forcing the British...

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Reducing the Odds

February 22, 2011
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The lecture given Thursday evening by Sgt. Gary Eblan of the Boston Police Department was extremely well attended and rightly so. Nearly all Beacon Hill residents want to increase the odds when it comes to maintaining their personal safety when walking home, getting into their automobiles, or entering their homes at all times of...

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Banning Smoking in Public Places

February 15, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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Snow, Rain, Ice, Disaster

February 8, 2011
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Homeowners and property owners throughout the region are now dealing the very real possibility of roof collapse. The heavy snow, followed by recent rain, and the turning the snow into ice, has created a perfect storm of sorts for roof collapse. Most flat roofs on Beacon Hill and in the Back Bay are built...

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Egypt’s Democratic Revolution

February 8, 2011
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We are not diplomats and we certainly have no way to tell President Obama what we believe ought to be done except to say that the United States should let the Egyptian people decide exclusively what they want to do with their nation. The protestors in Cairo and in Alexandria have brought life as...

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The Beauty and the Reality

February 1, 2011
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The incredible amount of snow that has fallen this winter has added a touch of New England beauty to the neighborhood. With more snow predicted for the middle of the week, there is the chance for even more beauty. But the beauty, in reality, is a beast – and the beast has caused business...

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Turner Sentenced

February 1, 2011
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Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in federal prison last week in Federal District Court. He has received exactly what he deserves – and residents of this city and voters should be pleased with the decision. Our public officials may not be saints but they cannot be allowed to...

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Below Zero and Dropping

January 25, 2011
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As if the inconvenience caused by the recent heavy snowfall isn’t bad enough, now comes the dramatic drop in temperature. Monday’s near to below zero cold was the stinging kind of cold that reminds us more than we need about the perils of New England weather. On the other hand, there are many, many...

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Posting of Signs Detracts from the Hill’s Esthetic

January 25, 2011
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As reported last week in the Beacon Hill Times, commercial signage is popping up in windows and on the exterior of buildings throughout the neighborhood. The culprits are real estate companies and construction companies. Obviously, this practice, which is against the law, must come to a complete stop if the Hill is to remain...

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The Mayor’s Address

January 18, 2011
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Mayor Menino touched on what is certain to be one of the major issues confronting Boston and all the cities and towns in Massachusetts this year at his state of the city address given at Faneuil Hall last week. He said that Boston would be fighting to make changes with its union employees who...

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