Editorials

Bike Sharing for Boston a Novel Transportation Venture

August 11, 2011
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Going from place to place around downtown Boston and some of its neighborhoods on rented bicycles available at various locations is a novel idea whose time has arrived. Bicycling this city, or for that matter, any great city, gives one a better perspective on city life and the experience injects a bit of the...

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Default Debate

August 5, 2011
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There are more than a few residents of this neighborhood who are facing default of one kind or another. From experience, they know how difficult it is to reach a point in their financial lives when they must consider letting go of payments they have been struggling to make. Defaulting on a mortgage or...

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Looking at a Harsh Reality

July 28, 2011
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On September 8, Sal DiMasi will stand in a Federal Courtroom and have a sentence pronounced upon him. It will be, by a wide margin, the worst moment of his life. And for those of us who consider him a friend and a good guy, it is a horrible moment coming that is quite...

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The Heatwave

July 21, 2011
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It used to be in the old days that neither heat nor snow and ice had much effect on us as a people. Whatever happened happened and how we dealt with it, inevitably, was a matter of how serious the weather conditions got. Sometimes there was sufficient warning about what was heading our way...

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The Dead of Summer

July 14, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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City Square Park Friends Deserve Vote of Thanks

July 8, 2011
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The Friends of City Square Park, arguably one of the most treasured of Charlestown’s public spaces, is the recipient of a Department of Conservation and Recreation Matching Fund Program grant. The Friends contributed $10,000 which was matched with a $20,000 contribution which totals $30,000. The funding will be used for Park renovations and upgrades....

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Whitey Bulger

July 8, 2011
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Now that Whitey Bulger is back in town, the media is having a field day heralding his return and labeling him as the alleged leader of the Irish Mob in Boston. Now Whitey has a lawyer. We’re paying for his representation as he doesn’t have any money – at least not in a savings...

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The Fourth of July 2011

June 30, 2011
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This July 4 marks the 235th year of American Independence. It is a worthy occasion noting the anniversary of one of the great days in world history in all of time. If you are the type who appreciates history the 235th anniversary of anything is a major occasion. For instance, the Harvard graduation which...

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The Bruins are Champions and so too is the City of Boston

June 23, 2011
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Some sports purists and civil libertarians said they felt let down by Boston’s official response to the Bruin’s Stanley Cup victory last week. They were miffed because crowds weren’t allowed to get out of hand on the night of the victory or to roam freely throughout the city burning cars and breaking windows and...

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Bunker Hill Day

June 23, 2011
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The gray skies have gone. The sun is out again. It is a good time to reflect about Bunker Hill Day – and about our lives. As Americans, we have much to be thankful for – and we must, as Dylan Thomas wrote, begin at the beginning when we think about what has come...

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