Letters to the Editor are an important tool for sharing why neighbors like you think the proposed Haddon Hall project at 29 Commonwealth Avenue is wrong for our Back Bay neighborhood.


1.     Pick the topic – traffic, noise, congestion – that you feel especially strongly about. (More than one is OK, as long as each point is brief.)

a.     For more information on these topics, please visit our website, Facebook page, or Twitter page.

2.     Keep it short. Letters should be less than 150 words.

3.     Make it personal. Tell your story -- why you and your family oppose the development.

4.     Use clear, simple language.

5.     If your letter is in response to a certain article, include that article’s title and date of publication at the top of your letter.

6.     Sign the letter with your full name, address, telephone number and email. (The Editor will contact you to verify that you are the author.)


1.     When you send in your letter please include it as an attachment and within the body of the email itself.

a.     Back Bay Sun: editor@backbaysun.com

b.     Boston Guardian: news@thebostonguardian.com

c.     Beacon Hill Times: editor@beaconhilltimes.com

d.     Boston Globe: letter@globe.com

2.     Send a copy to us at neighbors@preservethebackbay.com so we can keep track of letters.


1.     Watch the newspaper and let us know when you get published!

2.     Please share your letter on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to tag Preserve the Back Bay so we can acknowledge your post.

Facebook Page: Preserve the Back Bay
Twitter Handle: @KeepCalmonComm
Hashtag: #PreserveTheBackBay

3.     Email neighbors@preservethebackbay.com with a link to your letter.

If you would like to see sample letters, brainstorm topic ideas or get social media assistance please give us a call at 617-510-1406.