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Posted 06/02/2014 12:29:57 EDT
For park users - most of the population - the expanded bottle bill is a no brainer. We get cleaner parks, maintenance staff get to do more important jobs, and bottle collectors make more money. Expan more »
Posted 06/01/2014 02:27:17 EDT
So cool that our mayor is taking this on! more »
Posted 03/28/2014 08:08:18 EDT
Great piece, I have been worried that raising the minimum wage will decrease the number of jobs for teens - paid for through the public or private sector. But you make a really good case for both low- more »
Posted 02/02/2014 01:35:33 EST
Touché! I kept a special drawer of clothes for me and my two boys for our trips to Florida to visit my mother who seemed to only care about how we looked. (She never did register that I have been a fu more »
Posted 01/02/2014 11:13:00 EST
Smoking ban in parks is a GOOD thing. Franklin Park is filled with smokers near a popular picnic spot and along a fitness walking path because the Shattuck Hospital, adjacent to the park, has banned s more »
Posted 12/16/2013 07:35:17 EST
The Globe editorial asks us to stare down smokers in parks to discourage them. So now it's non-smokers' responsibility to police smokers? Not fair! And probably a little risky. The smell of cigarette more »
Posted 12/10/2013 08:23:30 EST
Ban on smoking in Boston parks was the right policy to adopt - as a public health statement, to clean up the litter left by butts, and to make everyone's park experience better. BUT one of the main re more »
Posted 10/16/2013 10:12:39 EDT
Worry that so much capital money for one school building will prevent parks, sidewalks, other schools, etc. from getting investments they need.
Posted 10/09/2013 08:26:21 EDT
A parent advisory group would be more realistic, the School Committee time demands are onerous for parents who want to be home at night with their children.
Posted 09/28/2013 12:09:45 EDT
There are no checks and balances for the city unions, they have nothing to lose by demanding high raises. Yet are we well served by police? So much violence in our neighborhoods and, as one commenter more »
Posted 09/28/2013 11:45:52 EDT
My once diverse street has become desirable for young white couples having babies. Affordable and section 8 apts are now mostly condos. I just keep wondering if any will stay when the second child com more »
Posted 09/26/2013 11:24:19 EDT
Boston Firefighters may be the most corrupt union, not a good sign for Marty. But can a candidate control who endorses them??
Posted 09/22/2013 10:44:25 EDT
In Boston I think all charter schools are non-profit. Many BPS schools also siphon off ELL and SPED students and send them to other BPS schools with special classrooms. So the comparison between a BPS more »
Posted 09/14/2013 10:17:02 EDT
Easy to believe that people are not sure who to vote for with so many strong candidates. But hard to believe Boston voters aren't engaged; every mayoral forum is packed!
Posted 09/13/2013 09:42:37 EDT
Look at how many people are packing into the once-a-day and sometimes even thrice-a-day forums and you'd have to conclude that the Boston electorate is engaged! The undecideds are truly that, not apat more »
Posted 08/27/2013 11:22:25 EDT
I'd rather see more attention paid to the larger parks in Boston's neighborhoods, used by Boston residents of all backgrounds. Of course that means more resources. The Greenway is 13 acres and the Con more »
Posted 08/26/2013 02:44:46 EDT
None of my "girl" pants have real pockets big enough for anything, some are sewn shut and fake. The only pants that allow me to skip out on carrying a bag are levi's men's jeans. Don't dump on women, more »
Posted 08/26/2013 11:03:40 EDT
Dan Conley's hypocrisy is obnoxious and will lose him voters (hopefully). Marty Walsh will be beholden to a corrupt Fire Fighters' Union. All that makes me pretty nervous. While John Connolly's intere more »
Posted 08/24/2013 12:54:06 EDT
If your child has ever had a bad teacher, or in the case of high school, several bad teachers in one year, then you know that we need a mayor who will shake up and stand up to the BTU. There are wonde more »
Posted 08/23/2013 07:06:43 EDT
Who's going to challenge Dan Conley about all the donations he's received from lawyers - including many who probably don't live in the city. Is it fair that he started the campaign with a cool million more »
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