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Daffodil Dalliance on the Greenway – Wednesday Night Meeting Scheduled

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 for a very friendly and colorful Spring ’13, unless this particular “Friends” group runs into the bureaucratic obfuscation of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and their newly, self-appointed State Lobbyist Read More…

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Downtown View: Greenway Cooperation–The Way To Go

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 a ray of hope. A change for the better? Shared goals developed by formerly antagonistic players? Everybody on the same page? We’ll see. Cooperation between Conservancy staff and horticultural Read More…

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Downtown View: What Were They Thinking?

A large banner advertisement hangs in the window at the Charles/MGH T station. These are beautiful windows. Why is this big ad there? $$$$$. First, I heard a 72-year old woman complain about this ad. Then a 10-year-old boy pointed it out, saying it was too big. It is hard to see from some angles, Read More…

Commentaries Food & Drink

Downtown View: Public Market On Its Way

Good news: the Boston Public Market Association says its year-round market for Massachusetts-grown, made, hunted and fished food will open in June, 2014. Well, maybe not hunted, but you can see how that would fit in. Earlier this year, after a lengthy, delayed process, the state designated the BPMA as occupants of the ground floor Read More…

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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 in demographics and culture. This once predominantly Italian and family oriented neighborhood has transformed overnight, but we could see it in plain sight, in the light of day this weekend. Older Read More…

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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 conversion of the Long Wharf pavilion, has provoked much discussion on the pros and cons of converting a portion of Long Wharf Park into a late-night restaurant and bar. This discussion Read More…