Downtown View: Good Gardens

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...