Editorials

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July 1, 2016
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Superintendent Tommy Chang   When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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When We Needed It Most,The World Came to Orlando’s Aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our City remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our City...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Judge John Ligotti

June 24, 2016
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Although it has been more than 40 years since John Ligotti served as the Clerk Magistrate of the East Boston District Court, there are many residents of this area who still recall a man who helped so many individuals and families during a period in their lives when they were in crisis. As a...

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Congratulations,EBHS Class of 2016

June 17, 2016
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For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that they represent the future leaders of our community and our world, and that all of...

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Letter to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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What gives here? To the Editor, I was unable to attend the most recent Eagle Hill Association’s May meeting and wish I had been there after reading the East Boston Times news story (  CDC’s  Meridian Street Library project under fire, June 1). However, as an Eagle Hill resident, I was very much upset...

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Thank You, Donald Trump

June 10, 2016
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The recent donation of $75,000 by Donald Trump to the Wounded Vet Ride that will substantially boost what had been raised in the annual event certainly comes as good news to the organizers of the Ride as well as this year’s veterans who will benefit from Trump’s generosity. We know this donation will help...

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Lopresti Park Renovations

June 10, 2016
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In a recent report, Boston was listed in the top 10 of the United States for having the best parks and open spaces available to residents.  One of the key indices for earning the award was the quality and accessibility of the parks. One only has to look at the recent renovations that have...

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