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BRA under intense scrutiny and it should be The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is currently under intense scrutiny following the release of an independent audit which apparently uncovered several structural components that are in need of reform. Reportedly, among the problems identified were the lack of integration between the BRA and Economic Development Industrial...

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Downtown View: How High Is Our Status

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. (first published in May, 2011) Recently, in another part of the country, I found myself in an unusual conversation. One person told us about buying his Rolex,...

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Volunteers needed for Greenway major cleanup National Public Parks Day will be celebrated on the Greenway with a major cleanup program with as many volunteers as possible. The Conservancy is seeking groups or individuals to help with projects along the popular park. Projects will include, weeding, planting and cleanup tasks from 9am to 12noon....

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How Did DPW Driver Get Hired in the First Place

An arrest of a City of Boston Department of Public Works (DPW) employee accused of selling heroin out of his work truck has sparked a lot of controversy. Somehow, the driver was hired with his record showing his license had been suspended numerous times and served two long stints in prison for dealing drugs...

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Witness Protection Program Needs More Funding

Cutting the Suffolk County District Attorney’s witness protection budget handicaps the process of capturing and prosecuting criminals, especially major crimes including homicides both unsolved or future crimes. For the third consecutive year, lawmakers put aside only level funding for a program to protect witnesses that provide crucial information to help resolve murders and some...

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Witnesses/911 Calls Will Help Resolve Unsolved Homicides

Unsolved homicides in Boston has certainly caught the eye of the general public and an outcry to resolve them can be heard throughout the City of Boston. Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office needs witnesses to come forward or call 911 in order to arrest and prosecute the people responsible for these...

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Boston Is Entitled to Casino Funds

Excluding Boston status as a surrounding community with the $1.6 billion Winn Casino project in Everett by the state Gaming Commission has Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh fuming, and rightly so. The Mayor called the move “a sham” and a snub of all the city taxpayers. We agree. As Walsh stated, “It just shows...

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Mitt. A Democrat?

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. Mitt. A Democrat? (first published in December, 2011 (It probably applies to gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker as well.) Our guy Mitt has met trouble lately in his...

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Our Opinions

Getting illegal guns off the streets is a must Getting illegal guns off of Boston streets has to be given more priority by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Police Department. Guns are the number one weapon used in homicides, with a high percentage of unsolved murders relating to gun usage. Reportedly, gangs are responsible...

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A Month in the Country

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. (first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful...

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