Editorials

Letters to the Editor

May 25, 2018
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Dear Mayor Walsh To the Editor My name is Rosa Nese, and I wanted to take a moment to write to you to express my sincere gratitude to the police officers at Station A-7 in East Boston. My vehicle was stolen on May 6, with my dog, Chief, inside. This occurred at 8:45 a.m.,...

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Help Protect Other Patients

May 25, 2018
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I wish our lawmakers on Beacon Hill could walk in my shoes, even for just a day.  If they did, my guess is they’d make some meaningful changes to the way insurers treat their enrollees who suffer from chronic diseases.  And they’d do it expeditiously. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease....

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Help End Distracted Driving

May 25, 2018
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Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...

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President Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

May 17, 2018
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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why: More than 325 million people live in the United States.  By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes,...

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Our City Is for All Residents

May 17, 2018
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District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards has called for a hearing regarding a proposal that will provide a means by which senior citizens on fixed incomes and other low-income property owners who have fallen behind on their property taxes can stay in their homes. With the incredible and rapid development of our city (that,...

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A New Master Plan Is Needed

May 17, 2018
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The proposal by District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards to adopt a new Master Plan for East Boston is long overdue. Development in our community has been proceeding at a break-neck pace — which is a nice problem to have —  but without an updated Master Plan (the last one was accomplished almost 20...

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Letters to the Editor

May 11, 2018
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Value neighborhoods To the Editor, I was saddened but hardly surprised at the recent actions taking by the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals in the matter of 144-146 Maverick Street. This board reversed a ruling by the Boston Landmarks Commission and it now looks like the developer will be allowed to move forward with...

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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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The following is a statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts In a civilized society every hard working individual deserves to be compensated at a rate that is fair, just, and in line with the inherent dignity that we are all God’s children regardless of economic status. A fair and just wage directly...

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Taking Care of Our Veterans

May 11, 2018
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The recent announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker that the state has secured approximately $70 million in federal funding for the new, 154-bed Community Living Center at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home assures that this much-needed and important project will go forward. Our state leaders, most notably Gov. Baker, House Speaker Bob DeLeo, and Secretary of...

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