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....

Downtown View: Finding Hope

After the election, Nancy Schön was blue. When faced with sadness, what’s a sculptor to do? She fashions a piece that acknowledges her feelings,...

Life on the Corner: The West End’s “Shlemky”

The North End and the West End had a lot in common. They were both part of Ward 3 and shared political representation, both...

COPP’S HILL MOMENT: Breakfast with Caravaggio

(They say it is the journey, not the destination that matters. But, there are exceptions, especially when it comes to ocean crossings in autumn....