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...

Downtown View: Better Skyscrapers

Consider Los Angeles. It’s enjoying an upgrade. With refurbished hotels, new residential buildings, a spruce-up of its gorgeous library and all the services and...

Downtown View: Being Left Out

Are you working hard? Paying attention? Being involved? Some people apparently believe you aren’t. You are not worthy of their attention. They are leaving you...

Downtown View: Boston’s Future Mobility

The city published its Go Boston 2030 report in mid-March. It is 223 pages long. I read it so you don’t have to. It’s...

Downtown View: Hunting for Spring

About this time of year, everyone gets antsy. When will winter really end? A few warm days help make everyone feel better. But it is...

Downtown View: Baffling

So many things I don’t understand. Maybe you don’t either. Some people in some states are all in a lather about women sharing bathrooms...

Life on the Corner: The North End Rat Pack

Question: where do a bunch of lounge lizards, bar flies and mid-level wise guys go when they want a night on the town with...

Downtown View: Where Things Stand – Allston Interchange

If you live in downtown Boston, you probably know this place from your car only. This is where either you paid your first toll...

Downtown View: Where Things Stand – Winthrop Square

The proposed 775-foot tower to be built on the site of a grungy city garage started out nicely when plans were unveiled last summer....

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