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),...

Letters From Longtime North End Residents Lament Noise and Quality of Life Problems

As the Boston City Council prepares to vote this week on the Nuisance Control Ordinance, the following series of letters were gathered from longtime...

Downtown View: Good Gardens

We’ve got an old bridge over the Fort Point Channel. It’s going to be decorated for the next few years with flowers in boxes....

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...