Editorials

Letter to the Editor

April 29, 2017
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Article on mobility and  transportatiion was right on Dear Editor: I want to thank Karen for writing the recent column in The Beacon Hill Times on mobility and transportation in Boston. This, as are the strategies for urban development, is an issue shared between Newton, where I live, and Boston. The building of Storrow...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

April 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...

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Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2017
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Winthrop Square project ‘a  once-in-a generation opportunity for Boston’ Dear Editor. The Friends of the Public Garden and Boston Common have been faithful stewards of these beautiful public green spaces for many years.  The city owes them an enormous debt of gratitude for their dedication. However, that dedication has blinded them to the much...

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Trump Fails to Put Kids First in “America First” Budget

April 7, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete...

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How We’re Investing in Our Boston Public Schools

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...

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Letter to the Editor

March 31, 2017
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Estimating natural-gas leaks is not the solution Dear Editor Every day natural gas spews from our aging and corroding pipeline infrastructure into the air we and our children breathe. The utilities report 1,462 gas leaks in Boston and more than 20,000 statewide. Natural gas is 95-percent methane, a far more potent greenhouse gas than...

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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda:Cleaning House Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...

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Don’t Drape Our Iconic Public Parks in Shadows

March 10, 2017
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By Elizabeth Vizza One of the world’s most livable cities, Boston is known for the iconic parks that comprise its heart, providing welcome open space in our urban environment while contributing to the physical and mental well-being of our residents and acting as a tourist hub to support our local economy. Boston Common and...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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