Category: Editorials

Letters to the Editor

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.…

Boston is Going Fiber

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 Replacing our outdated…

Happy Passover

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…

Letter to the Editor

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…

Speed Racing

Trying to catch drag racers as they zoom along Beacon Street at exactly the right moment is almost impossible unless you have a police car permanently stationed there 24/7 hours. Although there would be some public safety benefit, admittedly it…

Downtown View:Heroic

By Karen Cord Taylor Mayor John Hynes was elected in 1949, John Collins in 1960. Collins brought in Ed Logue as the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, established in 1957. These men faced a problem. Boston was in trouble.…

Boston Strong

That is the slogan, a rallying cry, that came out of the senseless bombings of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  While the culprits and their associates are either dead or in jail, their actions still live on for the familes…

The Final Report

For more than 25 years, the Federal courts have been monitoring the quality and necessary cleanup of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18, 2016.…