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  • Posted 09/10/2011 03:17:57 EDT

    In the story, Mr. Venuti commented: “Everybody up there does it. That becomes the norm up there,’’ Venuti said. “It’s wrong what they do. Change it!’’ It seems to me that this is the onl more »

  • Posted 09/05/2011 10:58:22 EDT

    Congratulations, Mr. Mitchell and all those involved in this thoughtful project! Your philosopy about kids looking good and feeling good is a realistic one, and it isn't all about hundred-dollar sneak more »

  • Posted 08/20/2011 04:48:10 EDT

    While I don't disagree with what BHL-57 writes, I am so heartened by the grace with which the late Mrs. Stecher's family has reacted to this situation. "...was lost but now is found..." comes to mind, more »

  • Posted 07/09/2011 12:16:40 EDT

    The Boston market in those days boasted some of the best TV news operations in the country; Boston's coverage and its quality and integrity was recognized nationwide. (And its philosophical successor, more »

  • Posted 07/03/2011 11:19:41 EDT

    God bless them, every one! And thanks to those anonymous donors who help fund the trips. What a magnificent way to use your money!

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  • Posted 03/19/2011 02:32:13 EDT

    For the spinners and weavers... I was given a yak scarf many years ago by a friend who delighted in unusual gifts; it's soft and warm and of dark, earthy tones; I loved it and love it still. But one d more »

  • Posted 02/20/2011 04:06:17 EST

    I am delighted for the parishioners of all three churches, but fearful that they may not see the ending they hope for. In appealing directly to the Vatican, they basically went over the local boss's h more »

  • Posted 12/15/2010 09:34:23 EST

    I'll take the puppies over 10,000 rubber balls any day.... more »

  • Posted 12/12/2010 11:44:42 EST

    Dear Beverly... my sympathies to you on the loss of your friend, and my thanks to you for sharing such a touching story. I have a longtime friend I treasure as you do yours; mine, too, lives on the we more »

  • Posted 12/11/2010 10:24:56 EST

    Dogs are indeed much-loved members of our family... but none of the bipeds in my house have cashmere sweaters, either!

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  • Posted 12/10/2010 11:07:56 EST

    Prayers for continued healing and good wishes to all... what a spectacular Christmas gift! r0mano: congrats not only to you but to your generous co-workers for donating vaca time; I can't think of a l more »

  • Posted 11/20/2010 01:42:35 EST

    "...Bulger denied knowledge of specific favoritism, saying he assumed the interview process was rigged to favor the politically connected, but that he also assumed patronage happens everywhere." And w more »

  • Posted 10/05/2010 01:00:38 EDT

    That darned Excel. You just can't trust those formulas... more »

  • Posted 09/25/2010 01:25:46 EDT

    Funny thing... that this "badly written" story that drew such critical comments from the usual suspects just happens to be the #1 most-emailed story of the day. And remember, it's a column, not a full more »

  • Posted 09/07/2010 11:15:25 EDT

    What a beautiful batch/bunch of children! And one day they'll know how blessed they were to have had such a loving grandmother. I'm so happy that you've had a great summer, and know that there are hap more »

  • Posted 09/05/2010 01:39:50 EDT

    I'm curious where Ralphie and some of the other respondents who say styrofoam is recyclable live. My most recent information is that there is NO place in Massachusetts where styrofoam is recycled; tha more »

  • Posted 08/28/2010 12:49:48 EDT

    Some of you seem to exist only to find the worst in every story, regardless of the topic! I'm truly sorry for you when your main source of entertainment seems to come from finding fault with everythin more »

  • Posted 07/25/2010 12:32:10 EDT

    Had Julikell and lichita googled the source, the Susan G. Komen Foundation website, rather than the prolife sources which quote incompletely and out of context, they might have seen the reasons why so more »

  • Posted 07/12/2010 12:34:07 EDT

    Be careful, FJMJR... that was a totally rational and well-reasoned response. Are you sure you're in the right place?

    (Good grief, they're even getting to me...) more »

  • Posted 07/02/2010 07:29:51 EDT

    Echoing Corylea, thanks to Boston and to Mr. Mugar, of course, for the traditional Esplanade extravaganza, and thanks also to the Globe for giving Brian back to us as a columnist.

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    Posted 05/02/2010 10:33:44 EDT

    gtrucks wrote: "Perhaps if our legislature stopped working on providing entitlements to undocumented and illegal residents (immigrants) and worked on improving infrastructure and creating real jobs - more »

  • Posted 04/16/2010 11:26:26 EDT

    Congratulations on your own debut as a singer (was it a debut?) - awesome accomplishment! And thanks for yet another beautiful Lucy story; what a delight to see a photo of her, and what a beautiful ch more »

  • Posted 03/28/2010 03:03:17 EDT

    As we are daily surrounded by such vicious and mean-spirited behavior in the name of love of country, it is so moving to see true love of neighbor. This is what it's about, folks. The commandment was more »

  • Posted 03/14/2010 04:31:20 EDT

    To Motamouth... Lord Mayor Briscoe's(not Boscoe)history isn't as ancient as you think; I remember hearing about him when I was a kid, and there were references to him in several of the Clancy Brothers more »

  • Posted 01/14/2010 12:37:16 EST

    Thank you for bringing this story to light, Brian. So happy to see your byline once again! more »