Downtown View: Imponderables

News articles extoll Massachusetts’ wealth. From the Boston Globe on June 28: “The Massachusetts miracle: rich and thriving.” In January, “A Waterfront that’s rapidly...

AN ILLEGAL DECK: No Peace at the Peace Garden

(An illegal deck, installed a few feet above the statues and flowers of the Peace Garden at Saint Leonard Church on Hanover Street, has...

Downtown View: One Immigrant’s Story

In 1990 eight-year-old Victoria Glazomitsky stepped off a plane at Kennedy Airport with her mother and father, her paternal grandmother and grandfather and her...

Commentary: Tar Pits… What a Mess!

For anyone who has tried to drive or walk on Commercial St. /Atlantic Ave. recently, you’ll appreciate the fact that it’s become an obstacle...

Downtown View: HarborWalk—Signs Needed

Last Thursday, I took a walk along the harbor with four friends from downtown Boston and others from Iowa, Kentucky and Washington, DC, to...

Downtown View: Doing Nothing At Sea

When Hampshire House owner Tom Kershaw invited me to join him on the square-rigged, 122-foot schooner Lynx, based in Nantucket and St. Petersburg, Florida,...

Downtown View: Questions You’ve Wanted Answered

Why does the Hurley Building on Cambridge Street have chain link fence pieces around it? A person from the state Division of Capital Asset Management...

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...