Editorials

Education Is Walsh’s Top Priority

January 22, 2015
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Listening to the Mayor Martin Walsh’s State of the City address last Tuesday night, one had to be struck by his emphasis on education for Boston Public School students. More than a quarter of his address was devoted to initiatives that he has committed city resources and his time and effort to. A longer...

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Downtown View:The Calm Month

January 22, 2015
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Lots of people complain about January. It is dark. It is cold. It’s a day longer than some months. The hoopla about the holidays is over. Thank goodness. That is the beauty of January. It is not like autumn, the season in which everyone and every organization are trying to crowd in every event...

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The Ever Changing New Boston

January 22, 2015
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Boston, today, is seen as one of America’s best cities. But this latest incarnation of what John Winthrop called the “City on a Hill” is a fairly recent one. The “New Boston” only came into being in the second half of the twentieth century. The “Old Boston” was described as a “hopeless backwater” and...

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Mayor Walsh Names Brian Golden as Permanent Director of the BRA

January 8, 2015
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Brian Golden was recently named permanent director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Economic Development Industrial Corporation (EDIC). Having served as acting director since last January, Golden will continue to lead the efforts to reform and modernize the agency, which has already undergone a significant transformation in the last 11 months. He has...

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Disruption or Conseqences?

January 8, 2015
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Disruption was 2014’s trendy cliché. A new idea comes along and, poof, out with the old. Business school types are enthralled. New technology and new ideas are part of the disruption. But some businesses and industries are vulnerable, sometimes because they haven’t taken certain developments into account. Take coal. It is hard to listen...

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A farewell to John

December 23, 2014
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Dear Editor: My husband threw me a surprise 50th birthday party a few years ago. It was the thing I asked him never to do, but he didn’t let a little thing like my wish guide him. He also was not a slave to inclusion…he asked only those he knew I loved. If he...

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King’s Chapel Parish House

December 23, 2014
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The Back bay Architectural Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 10 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 900 on the nint floor of Boston City Hall. Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission, in...

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Letter to the Editor

December 23, 2014
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Advent is upon us Dear Editor: As consumerism reaches the manic pitch of Black Friday and post-Thanksgiving sales, Christendom marks the beginning of Advent—a time designated for slowing down and preparing ourselves internally. I asked staff at King’s Chapel about their own experiences in Advent and about some of the clashes between liturgical teachings...

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Letter to the Editor

November 27, 2014
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Thank you to the residents of Boston Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their very generous outpouring of support for my family and me. We always knew Tommy was a special person and did a lot to make people’s lives better, but I was overwhelmed at the tremendous...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate we truly are. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a...

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