Editorials

Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2014
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Neighbors remember  John W. Sears Mr. Sears died early this morning, Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4,  in his 84th year. He probably would have considered that bad timing, since he never ever missed casting his ballot on Election Day. He was our neighbor for over 30 years, generously sharing his legendary knowledge of facts...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 18, 2014
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The passing last week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Gordon Hamersley and Kurt Cerulli Honored by Community Music Center

October 31, 2014
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On a brisk fall afternoon, supporters of Community Music Center of Boston were gathered outside the celebrated Hamersley’s Bistro, awaiting one last savory meal from esteemed Boston Chef, Gordon Hamersley. Sunday, Oct. 19, marked the 8th Annual John Kleshinski Luncheon, an event celebrating the Music Center’s late Board President and supporting the faculty and guest artist...

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Voters Set to Cast their Ballots on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4

October 31, 2014
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The campaigns are winding down and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 Back Bay residents will join voters statewide in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive in the corner office at...

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The Bridges of Suffolk County

October 14, 2014
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Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes. Here’s an update of what is happening, starting with the bridge farthest away from the downtown and moving east. Prepare yourself for lots of new...

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Downtown View: Seeing Boston from the Water

October 6, 2014
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If you’re a traveler and an architecture enthusiast, you may have been on the Chicago River architectural boat tour. It is splendid, with good stories about the Windy City’s fine buildings. You may be surprised to learn that Boston also has an architectural river (and harbor) trip. You’ll also be surprised to find that...

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Downtown View: Glad that August has Ended

September 5, 2014
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August is the melancholy month, and I’m glad it’s over. It’s all about ends. The end of the tomatoes, fresh home-grown basil, and corn on the cob. The end of Esplanade concerts, outdoor swimming, and listening to people laugh as they dine outdoors on the sidewalks. It’s during August that the ferns dry up...

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Downtown View: How High Is Our Status?

August 25, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. How high is our status (first published in May, 2011) Recently, in another part of the country, I found myself in an unusual conversation. One person told...

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A Month in the Country

August 8, 2014
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(first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it is. Fifty shades of green complimented by the bluest sky ever. Puffy clouds ranging from gray to bright white. Dozens of goldfinches, which my father-in-law...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 10, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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