Downtown View: Power Problems

Who can remember which utility NStar provides and which utility National Grid provides? No one? That’s what I thought. Sometimes we long for yesteryear...

Downtown View: Exploiting 9/11

Last year, on September 11, 2011, I was on a plane, just like I had been on September 11, 2001. I was uncomfortable. It...

New Residents Moving in to the Community Over the Labor Day Weekend

As hundreds of new residents moved in over the Labor Day weekend, we could finally come to realize that our tiny community is changing...

At Long Wharf, Concentrate on the Constitution

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) case of Sanjoy Mahajan et. al. v. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), about the...

Downtown View: Welcome, New Bostonians

There is still a lot of trash on the sidewalks from the move-ins, but soon those reliable trash collectors will do their job, some...

Downtown View: Books Not To Read

The summer is over, and I bet you didn’t finish all the books you intended to read during this most lovely of seasons. I’m...

Downtown View: Mass. Hysteria

The hysterics are back. This time it’s the mural on the Greenway that two Brazilian brothers painted on a ventilation building. To hear the moral...

Unity Street Resident Sounds Off on Noise and Disturbance Issues

The attached letter relates specifically to ongoing problems at the Eliot Elementary School, which helped lead to the near-riot conditions at and near the...

State Authorizes Regional HazMat Truck Study; Globe Reporter Sides With Suburbs

One of the bank shots coming off the May 2012 State ban of daytime hazmat trucks cutting through the North End/Downtown Boston was the...

Downtown View: Customer Service

Have you been in a taxi this summer? In some cabs, you might have noticed the lack of air conditioning. Not that it was...

Downtown View: Two Greenway Matters

The Greenway Conservancy is much maligned these days. Bloated salaries, ham-handed relationships with neighbors, advocates and meeting attendees, an aura of secrecy and a...

Anonymous Commenting is Back!

Call us crazy (many do), but we are once again relaxing the "real name" commenting policy for those of you that want to post...