Editorials

The Red Coat: Think Downton Abbey, But Set in the Heart of Boston

September 25, 2015
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Looking for a good book to curl up with this fall?  Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Back Bay are excited to welcome back their good friend, former Bostonian and author of The Red Coat, Dolley Carlson. Reminiscent of the gripping British TV period drama, Downton Abbey, The Red Coat explores the societal and cultural...

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Livingstone Releases List of Names of Residents with Unclaimed Property

September 25, 2015
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In partnership with the Unclaimed Property Division of the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, State Representative Jay Livingstone is releasing the names of 8th Suffolk District residents with unclaimed property. Any citizen who is currently owed more than $250 worth of unclaimed property will receive a letter with specific instructions...

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Erin Santhouse Appointed New Onein3 Manager

September 25, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of Erin Santhouse as Manager of the Mayor’s ONEin3 Initiative, which aims to connect Boston’s young adults with city resources and neighborhood networks. “I am thrilled to announce that Erin will be the new manager of ONEin3,” said Mayor Walsh. “She has been an incredible asset...

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Sasha’s City Passport:A Piece of Panama

September 10, 2015
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By Sasha Mishkin “Blink and you’ll miss it,” I thought to myself, searching the open waters for a 14-foot dark object. Off the island of Contadora in the glistening Gulf of Panama, time was running out on my hour-long Humpback Whale tour.  Apparently I was looking in all the wrong directions, and was glad...

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Can the Drug Epidemic be Stopped?

September 1, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 1, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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Mayor’s New Number is 311

August 28, 2015
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By Martin J. Walsh Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the Mayor’s 24-hour...

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Mayor Committed to End Human Trafficking and Dealing with Climate Change

August 28, 2015
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Organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a conference to discuss human trafficking and climate change, was held at Vatican City with leaders from around the world, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The workshops entitled “The Modern Slavery and Climate Change” and “Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities” brought...

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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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