Opinion

Op-Ed: Our transportation plan: Go Boston 2030

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On any given day at any given time, I can look outside my window at City Hall and see our streets alive and bustling. From tourists crossing the street to Faneuil Hall to the cars waiting at the intersection, the Government Center T stop in City Hall Plaza and the...

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Op-Ed: How we’re investing in our public schools

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a record...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 7, 2017
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A graduate of Boston Latin School, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Love of beauty is taste…the creation of beauty is art.” As someone with zero artistic talent, I am frequently awestruck by what I observe surrounding me in this job in Mission Hill. The works hanging in the Sparring Partners Windows (the old Sparr’s...

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Hill Happenings

March 3, 2017
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Last month, family and friends mourned the death of Richie Durkin, a stalwart citizen, who loved Mission Hill. Richie was a retired Boston School police captain. He graduated from Mission High School in 1975, where he was an outstanding athlete. Richie was the center on the great 1974 Mission High basketball team. That group...

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Letters:

March 3, 2017
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Sex offender loophole As I read the news story concerning the sex offender loophole (Boston Herald, Feb. 14), I noticed that the City Council is talking about a public hearing  on a loophole that allows sex offenders to register as homeless in public places such as the Boston Common. City Councilor Michael Flaherty states...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 3, 2017
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This month features Evacuation Day memorializing the liberation of Boston by George Washington’s Continental Army from the 11-month siege of the British Redcoats in 1776. Coincidentally, the holiday falls upon the feast day of Ireland’s patron, Saint Patrick. March also brings with it the liturgical season of Lent where Catholics throughout the world forsake...

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston’s streets safer

March 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30 miles...

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Hill Happenings

February 3, 2017
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Frank Garvin is on the big screen, earning a small part alongside Casey Affleck in the American drama, Manchester by the Sea. Locals recall Frank from the Mission Hill Theatre Group in the 1980s, including his brilliant performance as Oscar in the Odd Couple. Garvin grew up in Charlestown before falling in love with Mission...

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Op-Ed: Facing Boston’s gender wage gap

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn, and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’ bottom...

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Op-Ed: State of our city

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On Jan. 17, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with gratitude...

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