Editorials

Creating Homes, and Giving Thanks

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for...
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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...
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Coffee and a Cringe

November 16, 2017
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The coffee you can get today in the neighborhood is a far cry from what used to be. There are so many choices, so many blends and styles, and a virtual spelling test of additives to greet you once you’ve made the crucial choice. Sitting on Clarendon Street the other day, and before that...
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Going Off the Rails at Back Bay?

November 16, 2017
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By Ken Kruckemeyer, Mel King and Ann Hershfang The Boston Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, Nov. 16, to vote on the proposed Back Bay/South End Gateway project by Boston Properties LP. Their project proposes an office tower, two luxury housing towers and the insertion of retail stores...
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Letter to the Editor

November 16, 2017
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Clarification of NABB’s Positions and Role Dear Editor, As the incoming (and now current) chair of the Neighborhood Association whose speech at the Algonquin Club is referred to with misleading implications I would like to respond to Maggie Huff-Rouselle’s letter in your Nov. 9 issue. Regrettably its contents are replete with factual errors and...
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The Holiday Season is Approaching — Remember to Help Those in Need

November 16, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the approaching holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holidays bring little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...
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Jailbirds in Every Corner

November 10, 2017
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Maybe I just hung out with a bunch of delinquents and n’er do wells, but it seemed to me in the days of yore that many more guys you came across had done time. An easy majority of Boston men in my life from the time I was little to in my 30s had...
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Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2017
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NABB and Hullabaloo in Back Bay Dear Editor, I read the piece on 29 Commonwealth and the Zoning Board deferral in the last issue of The Boston Sun, including some of the quotes from the people who have been actively lobbying against this project.  Some quotes are amusing — including someone being concerned about...
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Thank You to Our Veterans

November 10, 2017
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“It was 99 years ago this Saturday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came” “to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.” “Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...
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