Editorials

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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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2016
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Beacon Hill supports ‘Trick or Treat for UNICEF’ Dear Editor: As a volunteer for the New England office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I’d like to thank businesses, residents and particularly the children of Beacon Hill for supporting “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” this past Halloween. Once again, Hill House distributed the little...

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Voters Approve Question 5

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed in Tuesday’s election. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Careless cyclist pose real danger Dear Editor On Wednesday, Oct. 19, at approximately 5:30 p.m., I witnessed a serious accident when a pedestrian, legally in the crosswalk, with the walk light on, was hit by a bicyclist. The cyclist riding west on Cambridge Street ran the red light at the corner of Cambridge and...

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