Downtown View: DC – The Bad and the Good

Susan and I took the train to DC last Friday with lots of people and returned on Sunday. We stayed at Lois’s house. On...

And Away They Rode Across the Political Divide

Road Trip Nation. Road Trip Neighborhood? An enthusiastic contingent of North Enders set out by car early Friday on a 441 mile road trip to...

NEWRA Forms By-Laws Committee, Saving Trees, New Logo Effort

Here are the latest reports from the North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) meeting, held on January 12, 2017. View full video coverage and...

Downtown View: Shadows vs. Money

Aren’t we Bostonians better than Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump? Millennium Partners beat out several other developers in a plan to demolish the city’s decrepit...

Mayor’s Column: Facing Boston’s Gender Wage Gap

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading...

Downtown View: Good Stories

So we’re sitting in a movie theatre at Loews on Tremont Street, waiting for Manchester by the Sea to begin. The previews are too...

Life on the Corner: Eataly, Part 2

A month ago I wrote a brief essay about my visit to Mario Batali’s new Italian food emporium in the Prudential Center mall. That...

Downtown View: Too Much Trash

Karen is taking a break. This column appeared in December, 2014. Read it for nostalgia because times have changed. Now several downtown neighborhoods enjoy...

Why No First Night Midnight Fireworks over Boston Harbor? Not New York Enough

Dusty Rhodes, founder and president of event planning company, Conventures Inc., was hired by the City of Boston to put on this year's First Night....

Downtown View: Shade or Shadow?

Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from December, 2015 that attracted several comments. When I was 19 years old, I went to...

COPP’S HILL MOMENT: A Christmas Story

It's that time of the year again when Earth tilts away from the life-giving sun and creatures big and small seek sanctuary in the...

Downtown View: Peace, Good Will

What do you want for Christmas? Maybe it’s the same as what I want. It’s peace. A refuge from vitriol. A haven from such...