Downtown View:North Station Transportation Troubles

December 24, 2015
By

By Karen Cord Taylor Consider North Station. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has defined its area as extending from the river to New Sudbury Street and from Cambridge Street to North Washington Street. Parts of that area, especially around the terminal itself, used to offer cheap office rents and, except in the West End, not...

Read more »

Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
By

Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

Read more »

Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
By

While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

Read more »

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
By

Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

Read more »

Two Hour Free Parking Available If Motorists Use Parkboston App

December 10, 2015
By

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department are inviting residents and visitors to use the ParkBoston app and receive two hours of free parking at all metered spaces in the City this holiday season.  The two free hours may be used from Friday, November 27th through the end of the day on...

Read more »

Police Briefs 12-08-2015

December 10, 2015
By

Nov. 23 800 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 342 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting Boylston/Clarendon streets – Investigate Person 659 Boylston St. – Larceny – Theft from Building   Nov. 24 82 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 800 Boylston St. – Investigate Person 497 Boylston St. – Assault Simple – Battery;...

Read more »

Downtown View:My People

December 10, 2015
By

By Karen Cord Taylor It’s when I ride the crowded subway that I feel most Bostonian. “These are my people,” I think. Not that they are much like me. They are younger than I am for the most part. Sometimes one will get up from his seat and motion to me that I should...

Read more »

Increase in Stolen or Missing Drugs

December 10, 2015
By

Outlined in a new State Department of Public Health report, opioid pills and other prescription pills have been missing or stolen from hospitals and clinics across the state at a 15 percent increase over all of last year. The jump in the report could be a trend as addicts continue to seek these pills,...

Read more »

Banning Replica Handguns in Public Places a Positive Move

December 10, 2015
By

An ordinance banning replica handguns in public spaces throughout the City of Boston, aimed at increasing public safety, has been signed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh with support from the Boston City Council. The measure will make residents aware of the danger of replicas and hopefully will increase the dialogue about the consequences...

Read more »

Boston Library is in Top Tier

November 26, 2015
By

A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics.  Last month, during ‘Library Card Sign Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library. Here in Boston, we...

Read more »

Downtown View:Giving Thanks

November 26, 2015
By

By Karen Cord Taylor You will probably be sitting around a table soon telling friends and family what you are thankful for. We think about the big things—those friends and family members, the good food, good health, a satisfying job. We can easily forget other enjoyments, amenities and endeavors that enrich our lives. I’m...

Read more »

MBTA Riders asked to Take Use Survey

November 26, 2015
By

The MBTA is seeking information from riders about how they use the ‘T’. This system-wide Rider Census will help the ‘T’ understand our passengers’ trip-making patterns, demographics, and needs. The survey takes 5-to-10-minutes to complete. Officials will use the data to evaluate current service, develop service plans, and gauge the impact of proposed service...

Read more »

Mayor and IBM Announce Launch of StartHub

November 26, 2015
By

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of StartHub, a comprehensive, centralized, online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community.  Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, IBM, and Gust, StartHub will serve as the homepage for Greater Boston’s startup community, providing...

Read more »

Police Briefs 11-24-2015

November 26, 2015
By

BACK BAY POLICE LOG Nov. 2 332 Newbury St. – Assault Simple – Battery 443 Boylston St. – Larceny – All Others 98 Hemenway St. – Property – Lost 855 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 800 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 100 Clarendon St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 17 Arlington St. –...

Read more »

End of Life Conversation Talk Planned at King’s Chapel on Nov. 11

November 12, 2015
By

By Medb Mahony Sichko Ninety percent of Americans believe the conversation is important, although only 30 percent have had it. Do you know what the conversation is?  Signs may be coming to a subway station near you.  Or the conversation may pop up in other places, especially as November begins. Perhaps you’ve read Brigham-and-Women-surgeon...

Read more »

Police Briefs 11-10-2015

November 12, 2015
By

Back Bay Police Log Oct. 19 51 Huntington Ave. – Property – Lost 97 Hemenway St. – Drugs – Possession of a Class A Substance – Heroin, etc.; Investigate Person 141 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 375 Newbury St. – Larceny – Theft from Building Boylston/Fairfield streets – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving...

Read more »

Downtown View Scandal:City Councilors Took Trips

November 12, 2015
By

By Karen Cord Taylor Since this is election week, it seems appropriate to consider recent news about our city councilors. They have enjoyed overseas trips—Israel, Japan, Korea and Taiwan were mentioned. Josh Zakim, Tito Jackson and Tim McCarthy met important local officials in Israel and also had a chance to “bathe in the relaxing...

Read more »

Back Bay Voters Follow City Trends

November 12, 2015
By

By John Lynds Boston voters tossed out two incumbents during Tuesday’s citywide election with Dorchester resident Annissa Essaibi-George beating out At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy for one of the four at-large seats and Andrea Campbell ousting District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey who has served since 1983–doubling the number of women on council. In Back...

Read more »

Revisiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa

October 29, 2015
By

By Sasha Mishkin Italy is one of those countries you could spend a lifetime exploring and never see it all. Even after studying in Florence for four months in college, I still haven’t had my fill of the narrow, cobblestoned streets that unearth historic sculptures, buildings, landscapes, and restaurants with every exhilarating turn. While...

Read more »

Steve Murphy Touts Experience,Record on Campaign Trail

October 29, 2015
By

By Seth Daniel Councilor Stephen Murphy is one of the more visible councilors when it comes to attending community events, fundraisers or civic meetings, whether it be in Eastie or his home of Hyde Park, but the work of the life-long councilor is often best seen in between the lines – that being line...

Read more »

Michael Flaherty Looks to Schools,Development as Key Issues for Boston

October 29, 2015
By

By Seth Daniel When Councilor Michael Flaherty walks the streets of Boston’s neighborhoods, whether Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Eastie or Jamaica Plain, he said he often encounters folks he’s known for years. It goes with having grown up in South Boston and worked in Boston all his adult life. Perhaps he coached their kids in...

Read more »

Police Briefs 10-27-2015

October 29, 2015
By

BACK BAY POLICE LOG Oct. 5 505 Boylston St. – Larceny – Theft from Building 222 Newbury St – Larceny – Shoplifting 700 Boylston St. – Property – Lost 303 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 281 Newbury St. – Fraud – Wire Boylston/Fairfield streets – Assault – Aggravated – Battery 912 Boylston St....

Read more »

Downtown View:Statistics

October 29, 2015
By

You probably already know that the United States has the third most land area, 9,629 square kilometers, of all the countries in the world. Russia is almost twice as large. Canada is a hair bigger with 9,985. The Mississippi-Missouri river system is the fourth longest, behind the Nile, the Amazon and the Yangtze. Except...

Read more »

Helping Back Bay Motorists

October 29, 2015
By

Anyone who lives in Back Bay– or anywhere in Boston for that matter – knows that vehicular traffic is a problem and clogged intersections will increase the time of a daily commute. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is trying to help improve the flow of vehicles through our streets with two recently announced initiatives. In...

Read more »

Search The Back Bay Sun