Editorials

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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Boston is Going Fiber

April 21, 2016
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By Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...
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We Need A Transportation Transformation

April 21, 2016
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By Michelle Wu Boston City Council President   As a new mom, I think often about the world that my one-year-old son will grow up in. Twenty years from now, what will Boston look like? As excited as I am about the future of our city, one worry looms large: the increasing threat to...
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Happy Passover

April 21, 2016
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We wish the Jewish community a Happy Passover  that begins at sundown Friday night. The observance continues for eight days and commemorates the Israelites being freed by God from slavery in Egypt in biblical times. Passover commences with the First Seder, which is a special dinner that includes the recitation of the Kiddush, the...
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Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2016
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Getting the facts straight about urban renewal Dear Editor: In last week’s article “Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-year Extension of Powers,” the Beacon Hill Times showed an incredible lack of sound judgment in its reporting of the Boston City Council’s reauthorization of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal powers. Having facilitated a...
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