Editorials

Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we...

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

May 21, 2015
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Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what...

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Financial Literacy is Not All That Scary

May 14, 2015
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For too many people, personal financial maintenance is something it shouldn’t be: It’s scary.  According to a 2014 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, just 40 percent of American adults said they kept track of their personal finances. Even more telling: nearly three in four adults admitted they...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Letter to the Editor

May 14, 2015
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Thank You to All the Volunteers Who Made East Boston Shines a Success On behalf of East Boston Main Streets, thank you to all the volunteers who made East Boston Shines a success on Saturday, May 9th.  Over 110 volunteers met up at 10:00am at Maverick Square to kick of the 13th annual East...

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EBLL Is Serving the Needs Of Our Community

May 14, 2015
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We remember the days when there were three Little League organizations in East Boston and our teams participated in District 10 with Revere, Chelsea, Winthrop, and East Boston. One of the greatest players in East Boston was none other than Tony Conigliaro, the former Red Sox star for whom the Little League field at...

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Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Concludes Season

May 7, 2015
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The Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey Program wrapped up another successful season with its awards banquet Monday. The merger of the former East Boston youth hockey organization with Malden has worked well and we’re grateful to all those who made it happen – insuring that East Boston youths who wanted to play hockey would be...

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District Attorney Dan Conley’s Tournament a Great Event

May 6, 2015
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We were so proud to take part in Suffolk County District Daniel F. Conley 7th Annual Basketball For Peace Tournament at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic Center. DA Conley and his staff once again accomplished the mission of this wonderful event: to bring Boston’s young people together for a day of safe, healthy, team-oriented...

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East Boston Shines Cleanup Campaign

May 6, 2015
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East Boston has never looked so good or its future so bright. Residents appreciate Eastie’s unmatched views of the Boston skyline, its ideal location, and wide variety of outstanding restaurants. East Boston is fast becoming one of the most exciting places to live in the city. Residents take great pride in the appearance of...

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Time for Colleges and Universities to Lead

May 6, 2015
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Campus sexual violence has been the subject of an intense national conversation recently, but that dialogue often lacks critical input from schools that are already taking steps to improve their campus climates. Colleges and universities, it’s time for you to lead on this issue.  So far, and with good reason, most of the attention...

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