Editorials

Downtown View:Is There Hope for Downtown?

August 20, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from 2010. Isn’t it interesting how times have changed? Even though Downtown Crossing’s central location should make it a convenient destination for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, North End and Waterfront residents, few choose to go there, even though a good number work nearby. I...

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Saving Millions

August 20, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Department of Public Works are to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity to convert about 70% of the city’s street lighting into LED lights. The initial cost for this project was estimated to be just north of $15 million.  However, between the special federal grant program and savings,...

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Stay Safe

August 20, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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First Church Awarded 2015 Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant

August 14, 2015
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Through the collaboration of violist da Gamba Carol Lewis and music director Dr. Paul Cienniwa, First Church in Boston, located at 66 Marlborough St., has been awarded the 2015 Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant of the Viola da Gamba Society of New England (www.vdgsne.org). The award fosters the performance of music for viols and voices...

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Risk Level at ‘Moderate’ after Detection of WNV-Positive Mosquitoes

August 14, 2015
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Friday, July 30, 2015 – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that they have raised the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level to “moderate” in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville, and Watertown. This change is due to multiple WNV-positive mosquitos being found in a relatively...

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The Back Bay Architectural Commission will Hold a Public Hearing

August 4, 2015
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DATE:                         Wednesday, 12 August 2015 TIME:                         4:30 P.M. VIOLATIONS  HEARING 5:00 P.M. DESIGN  REVIEW  HEARING PLACE:                                   Room 900 (BRA Board Room), ninth floor, Boston City Hall Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission,...

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Going for the Mold

August 4, 2015
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So we didn’t go for the gold after all. Instead we retreated to moldy old Boston where you wouldn’t want to do anything brash, imaginative or interesting. “We have our hats,” said the old Yankee lady, but Boston’s other tribes share her attitude. We don’t need anything new. I am usually an optimist, which...

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Civic Association Launches Revamped Web Site

July 22, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association launched its revamped Web site on Thursday, which aims to improve user-experience while lowering the cost of maintaining an online presence for the organization. “We’re thrilled to have accomplished so many of our goals with rolling out the new Web site,” said MaryLee Haplin, the group’s executive director. “We...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor Day weekend. Mother Nature has cooperated by bringing us the...

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Take Advantage of All Our Parks Have to Offer

July 22, 2015
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks and playgrounds are to the...

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