Editorials

Area D-4 sees 14-Percent Reduction in Part One Crime in 2015

February 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Area D-4 saw an approximately 14-perecnt decrease in violent and property crime in 2015, compared with the previous year. According to Boston Police, 4,043 Part One crimes were reported in the area, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, last year as opposed to 4,624 incidents...

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Quincy School’s Lincoln Building Could Potentially House New Elementary School

February 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When Simon Ho retired from his role as principal of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School last June, he expressed his desire that its Abraham Lincoln Building would again serve as an elementary school and envisioned expanding kindergarten and early grades for the school at that site. Located at Arlington and Fayette...

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Special Events Planned by Freedom Trail

February 4, 2016
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African-American patriots played a vital role in the formation of our country and the start of the American Revolution in Boston.  In honor of these heroes, the Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African-American Patriots Tour celebrates them and their accomplishments during Black History Month in February on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:45 p.m.  Led by...

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Sasha’s City Passport Finding the Lost City

February 4, 2016
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By Sasha Mishkin With limited vacation days for endless travel dreams, it’s hard to plan the perfect trip. That’s why instead of perfection I strive for indelibility. On my last trip to South America, I found just that with an unforgettable four-day hike to “La Ciudad Perdida” (The Lost City). Originally called Teyuna, the...

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Downtown View:Getting Through

February 4, 2016
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Ah, winter. This is the north, you know. It’s cold and it snows. Some of us like it. A lot of us don’t.             I’m in the like-it category—the coziness, a fire in my fireplace and me with a good book, and the sounds of silence the snow brings. I’m not the only one...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...

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Downtown View:Up to the Job

January 22, 2016
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January is a good time to visit the World Trade Center site in New York City. The crowds are smaller than in July. El Niño makes it warm enough for the water to cascade freely over the edges of the two square, black sunken fountains marking the locations of the destroyed towers. Calatrava’s soaring...

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Letter to the Editor

January 22, 2016
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City Hall Plaza Dear Editor, Karen Cord Taylor always seems to say what I’ve been grinding my teeth over (and not saying.) Apropos the new Government Center MBTA station—why is it that Boston needs these multi-million dollar entrances? To distract us from the miserable condition of the cars and system? I’m attaching photos of...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

January 7, 2016
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City Hall Plaza is maligned, disparaged, abhorred and then used whenever we have a citywide celebration—think World Series. The place has been poorly maintained for almost 50 years while serving as a staging area, a site for the Big Apple Circus and concerts and a parking lot for unidentified cars. Parts of it have...

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2015, A Year in Review

January 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy On Jan. 13, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his first State of the City address at Symphony Hall.   On Jan. 25, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay welcomed new members at a reception at the Copley Fairmont Plaza.   On Jan. 27, Boston has hit with its first blizzard...

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