Downtown View: Blizzards Popular in Downtown Boston

What a storm. What a wonderful storm. When we moved to downtown Boston years ago, we didn’t do it for the walkability, the neighborliness or...

Downtown View: Boston’s Good Luck

Some of you probably went to the Mayor’s State of the City address last week. Some of you, like me, watched it on television....

Downtown View: Rattus Norvegicus and Us

Consider the rat—specifically the Norway rat, which doesn’t come from Norway. It is brownish gray and as long as 16 inches. During its year-long...

Downtown View: Tired of “Pond”

Many Bostonians at this time of year are tired of cold and darkness. I don’t share that affliction. I like winter’s atmosphere, albeit with a...

Downtown View: 40 Years of No Schools

The Boston Public Schools have an illustrious history. In 1635, Boston Latin became the first public school in America. The Abiel Smith School on...

Downtown View: An Electronic Sea of Billboards

Have you heard the news? In late November Governor Patrick signed off on a plan to make Massachusetts highways look like Times Square. He must...

Downtown View: Bikes are the Biggest Complaint

The problems I hear most about are bikes. I get emails. People stop me in the street. People complain at neighborhood meetings. I bet...

Commentary: Growing Up in the North End Not All Positive

I've heard that former North End residents are sending in their opinion as to what it was like growing up there years ago as...

Poll: How Are You Spending New Year’s Eve?

New Year's Eve in Boston brings the arts-related First Night including fireworks on Boston Harbor at midnight. Vote in this poll about where you...

Downtown View: Buried Under Cardboard

It’s Christmas week. For many, it is hectic, so you might not read this column until Christmas Day is over and you’re dealing with...

Downtown View: No Room at the Inn That is Boston

What about that royal baby? I’m sure I speak for all of downtown Boston when I say we’re over the moon with joy. I’m...

Opinion: Greenway Conservancy … Leadership ‘Adjustment’

It is but one opinion, that of René Loth’s mid-summer Boston Globe article, “Public space, public cash” (Opinion Page, Globe, Saturday, August 4, 2012),...