Editorials

Don’t Forget to Vote-Today

June 25, 2013
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Today, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 is the special election to replace former US Senator John Kerry in Washington DC. The eventual winner will serve a two-year term until the regular six-year term election is held. We urge all  registered voters to make the time to get to the polls to cast a vote in...

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Being Proactive is Always a Good Idea

June 11, 2013
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Living on Beacon Hill, one realizes just how close everybody can be. As dawn starts to break there is the natural sound of birds – blue jays, robins, sparrows and even an owl can be heard.  Glancing out the window, the reality hits that the houses and backyards seem to be on top of...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

The sexual attacks on three women last week are a major cause for concern by many in our neighborhood.  We just do not expect this type of crime to happen here as it did last Thursday and Friday. We will not attribute this type of crime to living in the city and move on....

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Congratulations Charles River Swimming Club

Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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Congratulations BHCA

The front page story in today’s Beacon Hill Times says it all. For 91 years, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has been watching out for our neighborhood. We may take the quaintness and character of our neighborhood as something that should just exist. But this effort takes dedicated work and perserverance of a committed...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Special Primary is on Tuesday

Given the timing following the three day weekend, we remind local voters that there will be a special Democratic Primary on Tuesday, May 28  to fill the State Representative seat left vacant when Marty Walz left office a few months ago. The Democratic primary will be between Jeff Dawson and Jay Livingston. There has...

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Not to Be Missed

Living on the Hill, the small size of private outdoor spaces is very noticeable. The South End has many public squares that residents tend as their front yards.  Back Bay has many homes with small front yards and the Commonwealth Mall which is lined with trees and shrubs.  With very few exceptions, we do...

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A Despicable Act an Unspeakable Tragedy

April 23, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sink into my mind. One is almost immune when one hears about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Get Involved in the Election

April 16, 2013
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The upcoming municipal election for Mayor and City Council will be one of the most important decisions that local voters will have to make in recent history. It is hard to believe that, while there have been a total of 16 elected and acting Mayors of Boston since 1900, there have been only three...

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