Editorials

Women’s History – Still Going Strong

March 8, 2011
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Women’s History – Still Going Strong

-By Penny Cherubino March is Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Our History is Our Strength.” It’s a good time to look at some of the places in the Back Bay that are part of that history. The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail has tours of the neighborhood. These routes focus on the...

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A Taste of What’s to Come

March 8, 2011
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The unusual warmth over the weekend proved to us that the spring will soon be upon us. Those of us who have been around New England for a while – like all our lives – understand something about the end of winter. It almost never ends in March, and certainly not during the first...

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The Saga of the Bunker Hill Day Holiday

March 1, 2011
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Last year, there was a celebration among budget cutting members of the State Legislature when Governor Deval Patrick signed a law requiring government offices in Suffolk County to open on Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day. We have our own questions about Evacuation Day remaining as a paid Suffolk County holiday. Forcing the British...

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Staying Safe

February 22, 2011
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A lecture given on Beacon Hill Thursday evening by Sgt. Gary Eblan of the Boston Police Department was extremely well attended and rightly so. It is the type lecture that should be given at least four times a year in the Back Bay. Nearly all Back Bay residents want to increase the odds when...

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Banning Smoking in Public Places

February 15, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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BWSC Outlines Upcoming Work on Newbury and Dartmouth Streets

February 15, 2011
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By Dan Murphy Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) officials met with residents last week to outline its upcoming work on Newbury and Dartmouth streets. The project includes the replacement of the water main between on Newbury Street between Arlington and Gloucester streets, as well as rehabilitation of the main on Dartmouth Street between...

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Snow, Rain, Ice, Disaster

February 8, 2011
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Homeowners and property owners throughout the region are now dealing the very real possibility of roof collapse. The heavy snow, followed by recent rain, and the turning the snow into ice, has created a perfect storm of sorts for roof collapse. Most flat roofs on Beacon Hill and in the Back Bay are built...

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Egypt’s Democratic Revolution

February 8, 2011
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We are not diplomats and we certainly have no way to tell President Obama what we believe ought to be done except to say that the United States should let the Egyptian people decide exclusively what they want to do with their nation. The protestors in Cairo and in Alexandria have brought life as...

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The Beauty and the Reality

February 1, 2011
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This winter’s snow storms have transformed the neighborhood. It has changed our habits, how we shop, where we expect to park, when we go out and who can come to visit. For retailers along Newbury Street and Boylston Street, the heavy snow of January has caused business to stall just a bit. The snowy...

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Turner Sentenced

February 1, 2011
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Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in federal prison last week in Federal District Court. He has received exactly what he deserves – and residents of this city and voters should be pleased with the decision. Our public officials may not be saints but they cannot be allowed to...

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