Editorials

Letter to the Editor

May 20, 2016
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Takes issue with proposed construction on Marlborough Street Dear Editor: 362 Marlborough proposes: construction of a one-story rear yard brick addition with a garage door, pedestrian door and roof-top deck, which would require destruction of portions of historic façade and removal of a beautiful and healthy mature flowering dogwood tree;  construction of a main...
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And Speaking of Greenery,Tree Locations Being Sought

May 20, 2016
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Just a few weeks ago we were still in the  throes of winter with bare trees; but today with the leaves of many tress coming out, the sight makes one realize how lucky we are to have so many mature trees in our neighborhood.  The importance of trees in our neighborhoods was evident last...
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Beacon Hill Garden Club Tour

May 20, 2016
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Today’s weather makes you feel like just being outdoors as the 87th Annual Beacon Hill Garden Tour begins.  This is a real opportunity for residents to visit these unique green spots in an inner city neighborhood where homeowners do an unbelievable job in turning a small backyard into a flowering oasis. In the last...
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Downtown View:Chain Store Sorrows

May 13, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Local businesses or chain stores. Which is best for Boston neighborhoods and such shopping attractions as Faneuil Hall Marketplace? The tension has resurfaced recently with a local merchant at Faneuil Hall threatened with eviction, two San Francisco chain stores opening on Charles Street on Beacon Hill and fear by North...
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Thank You to the Volunteers

May 13, 2016
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Last Saturday was the last weekend for Mayor Martin Walsh’s Boton Shines campaign.  Over the last three weekends various neighborhoods including Back Bay,  South  End, Kenmore and Fenway had took brooms and rubbish bags to the streets to clean-up winter’s reminder. Needless to say, the weather was just miserable for two of the weekends...
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Downtown View:Ducklings Then and Now

May 7, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Duckling Day is coming up. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m., the Harvard Marching Band will lead hundreds of parents and children dressed like ducklings from the Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand into the Public Garden in a re-creation—sort of—of Mrs. Mallard’s trip to the Public Garden...
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Letter to the Editor

May 7, 2016
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Letter carriers will be collecting food on May 14 Dear Editor, Saturday, May 14th, marks the 24th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. Letter carriers walk throughout the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. So, each year...
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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...
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Downtown View:1,200 New Trees

April 29, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The City of Boston started planting 1,200 trees along city streets in mid-April and will continue to do so until June. Every neighborhood gets them. Their hired contractor might grind out the stump of a dead tree. Then he’ll refresh the soil in the tree pit, dig the hole, water...
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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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Rosie’s Place thankful for volunteers Dear Editor, As Director of Volunteer Services at Rosie’s Place, I welcome the occasion of National Volunteer Month to acknowledge the more than 2,400 individuals who give their time and talents to us each year. We are especially grateful to Back Bay residents Jim Wiess, who generously volunteers as...
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