Life on the Corner: The Industrial North End

When tourists visit the North End, they come to see the colonial sites on the Freedom Trail. Sure, they may get some cannoli at...

NYTimes: The Secret to Long Life is Bocce

NY Times Columnist William Giraldi stopped by the bocce courts in Boston's North End and took a lesson from the Sunday morning regulars. Through...

NorthEndWaterfront.com on The Codcast: Filling the News Hole

It was a real pleasure to join in on this week's "The Codcast" hosted by Commonwealth Magazine's Jack Sullivan. Along with Universal Hub's Adam...

Downtown View: My Last Column

Dear Readers, U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas is retiring. Harvard President Drew Faust and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also are doing so. I’m following their...

Downtown View: Books for Reading and Giving Away

Sometimes I read recent books by Boston authors and describe them in this column. The following three books fit the Boston criteria, but vary...

Boston Strong in Las Vegas

Two weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in US history, my husband Ron, our son Matt and I were at T-Mobile Arena in Las...

Downtown View: What Makes Good Public Art?

You know it when you see it. For Lucas Cowan, public art curator for the Greenway, it is the bean, or, more formally, “Cloud Gate”...

Life on the Corner: A Copp’s Hill Mystery

The photo I’m sharing today comes from a postcard dated 1908 and depicts the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. I assume the date is accurate...

Downtown View: What Happens to the Millionaires?

The constitutional amendment that imposes a “millionaires’ tax” will likely be on our ballots in November, 2018, along with the candidates for governor and...

Downtown View: Bring Back the Draft

As you could probably surmise by my name, I’m pretty white. One time at a political convention in Worcester, a man who must have...

Following the Saturday Evening Girls Up on the Roof

On my recent visit back to the North End I just had to go to I AM Books in North Square and buy a...

Downtown View: Passive vs. Active

Boston is an odd city in many ways. We do have a lion and a unicorn, but our favorite icons are a grasshopper (Faneuil...