Opinion

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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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 3, 2017
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The chairman of the Republican National Committee cautioned his party about putting a brash, egotistical, and outspoken loudmouth in the White House. Calling this wealthy media celebrity a “Madman,” the GOP chairman worried about the sanity of this candidate. Railing on about the rigged system of entrenched special interests and how his fellow rich...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 6, 2017
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With the holidays behind us, here’s a thumbs-up to those who did more local shopping and a pat on the back to all the businesses that helped to make our neighborhoods feel more festive. The City’s #5onMain effort encouraging shoppers to purchase five items at Boston neighborhood businesses exceeded all expectations. I’m happy to...

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Hill Happenings

January 6, 2017
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Mission Hill lost a fine gentleman when Joe (Buddy) Gillis passed away last month at age 85. Buddy, born in Roxbury, was a kind man who volunteered his time at the St. Francis House Homeless Shelter.  In the golden era of the Mission Hill softball league, Buddy loved to watch his nephews, Eddie Gillis...

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Letter: Bag ordinance a good idea

January 6, 2017
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I recently read that Mayor Marty Walsh is opposed to the idea of a five-cent store bag fee as making no sense. I beg to differ. It would definitely reduce waste across the city. I totally agree with the idea being pushed by District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley. It does work and I...

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Letter: Pudzer is a bad choice

January 6, 2017
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President-elect Trump’s Department of Labor nominee is a man whose beliefs and actions demonstrate contempt for the basics working people need to lead a decent life. As the head of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food restaurants, Andrew Puzder has repeatedly argued against increases to the minimum wage or overtime pay for the women...

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