Editorials

How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom...
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Letter to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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PARKING STICKERS WILL REQUIRE SERIOUS THOUGHT Dear Editor: The idea for charging Boston residents for neighborhood parking stickers is not as outlandish as when you first hear this idea, but I do believe before we start tweaking with these parking stickers we should do a comprehensive parking study citywide. For instance, Boston’s North End...
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A Great State of the State

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature last week truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...
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Old-Timer Goes to City Hall Plaza

January 25, 2018
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By Phineas J. Stone Tax bills went out earlier this month, and if you own a place like me, you’ve spent the past few weeks putting your eyeballs back into their sockets. Property taxes for me, and most in the area, were an afterthought. They were so low in year’s past that they probably...
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Letters to the Editor

January 25, 2018
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A NEW PIPELINE DOESN’T FIT HERE Dear Editor: Developers of luxury accommodations have the means — and the responsibility — to incorporate state-of-the-art energy efficiency and energy use planning into their building designs. Proper planning would take into consideration the City of Boston’s commitment to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.  Options for heating already being...
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A Great State of the State

January 25, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...
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The Art of Being Boston Sneaky

January 20, 2018
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By Phineas J. Stone Boston is notorious for low-level scams, putting on the hustle and general dirty tricks. In fact, a native might be so adept that you may not even know you’ve been scammed until you’re five miles on the other side of the Mystic/Tobin. Around here, it’s good to be a sneak....
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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...
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Local Column: Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

January 11, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...
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It Was Bound to Happen

January 11, 2018
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A number of months ago we predicted in this column that the Trump administration would move to destroy the nascent legal marijuana industry, even though Trump himself had said during his campaign that he would not seek to do so because he believed it to be a states’ rights issue. The directive issued last...
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