Editorials

Martin Luther King

January 14, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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An Olympics in Boston?

January 14, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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Letter to the Editor

January 14, 2015
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My take on Suffolk Downs Dear Editor: As a trainer at Suffolk Downs for the past 35 years I would like to give you the real take on what’s going on in the thoroughbred industry in Massachusetts. As you’re aware the track closed for live racing in October and with the casino license awarded...

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Good Luck Carlo Basile in Your New Position

January 11, 2015
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We can only imagine how proud State Rep. Carlo Basile and his family are as he begins his new position in the administration of Governor Charlie Baker. It is an esteemed honor to be called upon by the Governor to serve all the residents of the Commonwealth and we laud Governor-Elect Baker for recognizing...

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Suffolk Downs Gets Last Minute Save on Simulcasting Deadline

January 11, 2015
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Suffolk Downs received last minute approval of state legislation that allowed them to open for simulcasting on Jan. 1 amidst a great deal of uncertainty that went down to the wire. Last minute legislation championed by House Speaker Bob DeLeo seemed to have kept the track in the race for the time being. As...

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Paintings Cause Brouhaha at East Boston Library

January 11, 2015
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With the first of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King restored, a bit of a brouhaha is forming between the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) and Boston Public Library (BPL) administrators. In April 2012, the FOL reached a compromise with BPL administrators on how to display...

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Ring Out the Old….

January 4, 2015
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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Appeals Court Upholds Police Officers Action in Search

January 4, 2015
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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today agreed with Suffolk prosecutors that a gun defendant’s suspicious behavior during an investigation “amply” justified a Boston Police officer’s order that he exit his car for a search. The decision reversed an earlier decision by a Boston Municipal Court judge assigned to the Suffolk County Gun Court in the...

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Congratulations, William Rawn Associates Architects for Your Award Nomination

December 23, 2014
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We congratulate William Rawn Associates Architects for their nomination by the Boston Society of Architects for the Harleston Parker Medal Award for the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library. It is one of the highest honors that the BSA bestows upon a member. The nomination is awarded to the architect who designs...

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Happy Hanukkah

December 23, 2014
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We want to wish our Jewish residents a Happy Hanukkah for the Festival of Lights that began at sundown Tuesday and continues for eight days. There will be the traditional lighting of the Menorah each night and other customs such as children playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs. We extend our best...

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