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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...

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Obituaries 11-09-2016

November 11, 2016
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John Paul Borden, Sr. Long time Harvard University animal caretaker/ handler; former taxi driver for Tunnel Cab in East Boston John Paul Borden, Sr. of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on November 4 from an advancing illness. He was 79 years old.  Born in Boston, the...

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Mayor Holds Meet and Greet in Eastie, All in for Reelection

November 4, 2016
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Mayor Holds Meet and Greet in Eastie, All in for Reelection

By John Lynds While he’s not on the ballot next week, Mayor Martin Walsh will run for re-election in 2017 and already has his sights set on another term as Boston’s mayor. On Sunday, Walsh held a meet and greet with supporters and signaled he wants his re-election to not only include those who...

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Going to the Granite State:Ward I Democratic Committee Joins Mayor Walsh In New Hampshire to Campaign for Clinton

November 4, 2016
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Going to the Granite State:Ward I Democratic Committee Joins Mayor Walsh In New Hampshire to Campaign for Clinton

By John Lynds Polls in the New England swing state of New Hampshire are close and Mayor Martin Walsh traveled to New Hampshire recently to flex his political might for Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton. Walsh was joined in New Hampshire by members of East Boston’s Ward I Democratic Committee, which has become more active ...

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Early Voting A Success in Boston

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds According to Mayor Martin Walsh and elections officials the city’s new early voting program has exceeded expectations. “Ensuring all Boston voters are able to vote conveniently, and on their own schedule, is paramount to ensuring a large voter turnout,” said Mayor Walsh. “Voting is core to our democracy, and I encourage...

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ISD Begins New Restaurant Letter Grading System

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds   East Boston restaurants will have to begin bringing their “A” game when it comes to cleanliness as Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) begins implementing its new letter grading system for food establishments here and across the city. At a community meeting last Tuesday night, ISD Commissioner William Christopher met with...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Commenting on the LIAG meeting Dear Editor: I would like to thank the East Boston Times for a great article recently on Massport’s Logan Impact Advisory Group (LIAG) meeting. As the article suggested, the community was divided that night, with some supporting the LIAG package of financial commitments Massport is offering and others calling...

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Boston Parents say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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Gov Baker — A Profile in Courage

November 4, 2016
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With Republican office-holders abandoning their support of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump like the proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship, Massachusetts residents can be proud that our Governor, Charlie Baker, was among the very first prominent Republicans (he was number four, according to a recent article in the New York Times) to state on...

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Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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