Downtown View: Make MEEI’s Plan Better

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary has proposed giving up its parking lot on the Esplanade, rerouting Storrow Drive and its ramps, building an addition...

Downtown View: Here Comes Summer

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes muster with the Constitution. Mitch McConnell and company have had...

Smoking at the Mirabella Pool

This commentary recently came in from a Mirabella Pool regular that wants to raise the issue of smoking at the pool. I am a North...

Downtown View: A Small City and Its Architecture

A few weeks ago architecture in Boston was the topic of this column. It must have hit a nerve because many people wrote or...
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Commentary: Notes for the Neighborhood Watch

The following notes come from longtime North End resident, Richard Montemarano, who attended the first neighborhood watch meeting this week where he made these...

Long Wharf Park: Just a Footnote?

by Thomas F. Schiavoni Since 1989 an inscribed bronze plaque, embedded in granite beneath a towering flagpole, has clearly established the identity of a magnificent...

Resident Uproar Over Dog Caca on North End Baseball Fields & Parks

I had not heard the word "caca" in a long time, but when I read the following message it became pretty clear. This letter...

Haymarket Pushcarts: A Whole New Market

If Public Markets are ever created at Haymarket -- in the multi-million dollar white elephant Big Dig ventilation building (Parcel 7)  or in a future building on Parcel 9 ...

Commentary: Noise Problem – North End Residents Fed Up

The following letter to Boston City Hall Mayor's Office and City Council officials is re-published here with permission of the author as a commentary...

Greenway Conservancy Exposed – We Knew That, But Thanks Herald

Transparency issues at the Greenway Conservancy (GC) made multiple cover stories this week at the Boston Herald. The GC is a private non-profit that leases the...

Architecture Critic Robert Campbell Takes a Third Shot at the Greenway Parks

The Globe’s architecture critic, Robert Campbell, took his third annual spring walk down the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. Regarding the North End Greenway parks,...

Commentary: Congratulations to Pamela Donnaruma on Chronicle’s Hanover Street Show

Commentary submitted by the columnist, Freeway: Congratulations to Pamela Donnaruma, Editor and Publisher of the Post-Gazette (formerly La Gazzetta del Massachusetts).  Pam was interviewed by Chronicle...