Editorials

Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda: Cleaning House, Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...

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Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED THE SHAMROCK SPLASH Dear Editor The Revere Beach Partnership is most grateful to all of the plungers and spectators who came to Revere Beach on March 5th to support us at our fund raising event, The Shamrock Splash. This fundraiser benefits the non-profit “Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.” The...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Letters to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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Looking at a loophole Dear Editor: I noticed that the Boston City Council is talking about a public hearing  on a loophole that allows sex offenders to register as homeless in public places such as the Boston Common. City Councilor Michael Flaherty states this loophole “puts the public at a huge disadvantage when trying...

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Veterinarians:Warriors in the Battle Against Disease

March 3, 2017
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By Dr. Arve Lee Willingham Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Even though the World Health Organization recently declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, other diseases are growing more threatening each day. Consider leptospirosis, a bacterial disease transmitted through infected animal urine that claimed dozens of...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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You will always be with us Dear Editor: On February 6, we lost a special person to our program, Brenton Lembo. This young man brought so much spirit to the program on and off the field. His love for the game and the Pop Warner family was incredible. Despite all that he was going...

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Remembering Two Eastie Greats

February 28, 2017
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The untimely deaths of Brenton Lembo and Joseph Guarino have left a void in East Boston. Lembo’s love for East Boston Pop Warner and Guarino’s love for his community are something all their friends and family cherished. Lembo the young Pop Warner Coach always put the children of Eastie first and no matter what...

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