Downtown View: Too Much Weirdness

Just when you think life in our fair city can’t get any weirder, you hear about something even more weird. According to a friend of...

Downtown View: Parking Lot Worries

I’m worried. It’s about a surface parking lot. It seems silly to worry about a parking lot, but that’s the way it is. Maybe...

Downtown View: More Sex Scandals, Please

After Hurricane Sandy, bruising presidential and senatorial campaigns that lasted far too long, and a continuing hospital watch over Mayor Menino, fatigued Bostonians needed...

Downtown View: Living Green

If you live in downtown Boston, you’re already living a green life. You probably walk more than you drive. About half of us don’t...

Letter in Response to Globe Editorial on Noise Ordinance

The following letter was sent to the Boston Globe in response to a November 5th editorial in the paper, Party ordinance would be harsh...

Downtown View: The Evidence of Daffodils

So I’m sitting in front of the fireplace on a rainy day listening on my husband’s iPad to Paul McCartney singing “Yesterday.” I’m reading...

Downtown View: Good Neighborhoods, Good Halloweens

Matt Conti alerted me to this. More about Matt later, but for now, consider what he found. Zillow.com is a real estate web site that...

Downtown View: School Principles

When should a principle be disregarded? When the principle stands in the way of a good neighborhood. A case in point has developed on Beacon...

Downtown View: Testing the Lottery

Gambling news recently has been all about casinos. This focus will likely go on for several more years as developers duke it out over...

Daffodil Dalliance on the Greenway – Wednesday Night Meeting Scheduled

Planting 10,000 FREE Daffodils on the North End Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway shouldn't come encumbered with much controversy. Done correctly it would make...

Downtown View: Greenway Cooperation–The Way To Go

Ah, the Greenway. That wonderful replacement for that awful highway. Ah, the Greenway Conservancy.  That wonderful idea that has turned awful at times. But there is...

Downtown View: What Were They Thinking?

A large banner advertisement hangs in the window at the Charles/MGH T station. These are beautiful windows. Why is this big ad there? $$$$$. First,...
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