Editorials

Corner Store Culture

September 8, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone I have been nowhere but New York City where the corner store is so vital to a neighborhood than in Boston, particularly in the downtown neighborhoods. But it’s different in Boston than in New York. In New York, even if they know you, the pressure is on to buy something...
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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 8, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...
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Letters to the Editor

September 8, 2016
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Reader endorses Ross for Suffolk County Register of Deeds Dear Editor: There’s no question in my mind that Jeff Ross is the right candidate for Register of Deeds for Suffolk County. As a member of the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee, I’ve known him for years. This position is responsible for maintaining a permanent...
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Letters to the Editor

September 1, 2016
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Members of Ward 5 Dems support Katie Forde for Suffolk County Register of Deeds Dear Editor: Thursday, Sept. 8, is primary election day. We urge you to vote for Katie Forde for Suffolk County Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds is one of those government jobs often called a “velvet coffin.” It refers...
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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...
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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

August 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...
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Letters to the Editor

August 29, 2016
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Good coverage Dear Editor: Thank you to Beth Treffeisen for her excellent coverage of Boston’s gas leaks—their number and the lack of attention being paid to them. A problem I recently encountered, and would appreciate information about if you write again was trying to report a leak at the front of the taxicab waiting...
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Guns,Guns,and A Few More Guns

August 22, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone I’m right down the line with the Boston Police. I’m tired of the nonsense, the inflammatory behavior of some of our elected officials and our media. Whether it’s this cartoon situation with the Globe, or discussions that indict every officer in the department and paint with a broad brush, I...
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National Night Out

August 22, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Monday and Tuesday night, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games,...
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Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 22, 2016
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Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...
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