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...

Downtown View: One Bullet Dodged

Something recently happened on Charles Street that was disconcerting. It appears to have worked out okay. I’ll tell you about it because it has...

Globe Editorial Chimes in on Illegal Gas & Charcoal Grills on Rooftops

Our photo post from the top of Old North showing illegal gas and charcoal grills on rooftops continues to gain attention. The latest contribution...

Downtown View: Parks, Pools, and Democracy

Rachael Ringenberg takes her one-year-old daughter to the Esplanade as much as she can. They head for the Lee Memorial Wading Pool, across Storrow...

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...