Editorials

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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The Snowstorm’s Residue

January 18, 2011
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All of us have noticed the huge amounts of snow that fell on us, and the giant snow piles created by plows with virtually nowhere to put it. Automobiles in our neighborhoods on some streets will not move for the remainder of the winter due to the sheer weight and volume of the snow...

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Prepare Your Shovels

January 11, 2011
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All the local weathermen and ladies agree – there is a major storm bearing down on us and preparing to land along the length of our coast and inland beginning late Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday. We urge all homeowners and business owners to clear your sidewalks and walkways or to face the possible...

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Nightmare in Tuscon

January 11, 2011
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It is being pieced together what exactly caused Jared Lee Loughner to kill six people and to wound 13 others at a public get-together for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. We would like to think it was a simple insane act by an insane man but we know it runs deeper and is more ominous...

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Mayor Thomas Menino

January 11, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino is again recovering from yet another operation. This time, it was to correct difficulties he was having with one of his knees. As the mayor said succinctly in a Boston Globe piece on his health over the weekend, nearly everything he has faced in the past few years has been more...

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Resolutions

January 4, 2011
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During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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First Night at 35

January 4, 2011
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Enormous crowds again descended upon our neighborhoods for First Night. Boston Police estimated as many as 1 million people attended the 35th Annual New Year’s Eve night out – and all day affair offering ice-sculptures, music, dancing, and a Grand Parade. Once again, there was general amazement among those who attended as well as...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 28, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Christmas 2010

December 21, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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