Editorials

Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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Letter to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Self-described ‘Hillary Clinton supporter’ dismayed by endorsements Dear Editor: On Feb. 24, I read the Beacon Hill Times Editorial looking for your endorsement for Super Tuesday, next Tuesday’s vital election: the American President. To my dismay, only two candidates were named: the Republican Trump and the Democrat Sanders. No other Candidates were acknowledged; no...

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In Like A Lamb

March 4, 2016
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Walking around Beacon Hill area on Sunday was a real pleasure. The sun and warm temperatures had everyone out on the Boston Common and the Public Garden. People were sitting on the benches soaking up the rays or playing football or Frisbee on the parade grounds. What a difference from two weeks ago when...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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Building America’s Most Age-Friendly City

February 18, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed — of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to...

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Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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We all deserve to be paid fairly To the editor: I enjoyed the “Downtown View” in Feb. 11’s The Back Bay Sun, but disagree with the section on the highly compensated MBTA workers. If I recall correctly, the two highest paid workers made over $200,000 and $300,000 in one year with overtime and some...

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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 18, 2016
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The recent announcement that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits for...

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Downtown View:A Different Take

February 12, 2016
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Things happen. A story gets told. It gets hardened by conventional wisdom. But you can look at it in a different way. City boosters are ga-ga over GE. We’ve been told this company is relocating because of Boston’s robust, synergistic economic environment. But there might be another reason. An executive I once interviewed told...

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City Sets New Affordable Housing Yearly Record

February 12, 2016
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In the year 2015, Boston has set a new record for creating new units of affordable housing, permitted in a single year with the new number of 1,022 surpassing the old record of 862 and 2004. With 19 percent of its housing units reserved to help house its low and moderate income residents, Boston’s...

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MBTA Needs Fixing Fast

February 12, 2016
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MBTA service has become deplorable and the T budget continues to be inadequate to meet the needs of the public transit system. What else is new? One of the solutions that hopefully will make things better is an increase in fares. Heard that before. There are major repairs needed throughout the system but the...

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