Growing Up: Holden Court

When I was a child growing up in the North End, the streets were my playground. We didn't have specially designed play spaces with...

A Pause to Applaud the Postale

by Stephanie Hogue It's closing night for the Postale. It was more than a place to get a cup of coffee and a knish with...

Downtown View: The Filene’s Block

I’m sitting in the sun at a corporate event on Summer Street. Newspaper people often get invited to occasions like this. Millennium Partners are...

Letter: Thank You from Meghan & Intersection Video

Letter to the Editor: Dear Friends and Neighbors, First off thank you, Matt, for writing the article about my accident. I also appreciate your respecting my...

Downtown View: Summer Reading

Have you kept up with contemporary authors? They get praise from reviewers, but some are challenging. Their books are admired for convoluted structure and...

Letters from My Father

My father spoke to me from the grave today. I was in the garage looking through old family pictures that were stored in a...

Downtown View: Spring Cooking

Our dinner last night was typical for us in the spring. We sat down to fava beans, fiddleheads and morel mushrooms sent for my...

Life on the Corner: Fake News

What strange times we live in. We have a populist president who chooses to engage with the electorate through social media, 140 characters at...

Tight Knit Commentary – Boston’s Garment Industry Is Woven into our History

We’ve all heard about the sense of loss that manufacturing jobs leave in their wake as they disappear overseas. Some call it foolish nostalgia. The jobs aren’t coming...

My Favorite Year: 1955 at the Eliot School

Whenever I think of my sixth grade class at the Eliot School, I am reminded of the 1982 movie “My Favorite Year.” It's a...

Downtown View: AirBnB Woes

Airbnb and its cohorts have been a lifesaver for some downtown residents. They say that renting out a room in their home has allowed...

Downtown View: Competition Might Improve Old Rental Buildings

Downtown residents are enjoying a certain satisfaction they didn’t expect. Those dreadful absentee landlords who suck all the rent money out of their buildings...

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