Editorials

Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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When Arab Immigrants bring their non-verbal communication knowledge to the U.S. Dear Editor: Noble culturalists interested in bridging the gaps existing between people of different cultures have been working on decoding extra-linguistic features that are misinterpreted by outsiders. These extra-linguistic features are referred to as non-verbal communication skills that a native of a specific...

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Massport Opens Its Doors

April 29, 2016
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More than 1,500 area students recently were allowed the opportunity to explore and touch first-hand the machinery and airplanes that are used every day at Logan International Airport at the Aviation and Maritime STEM Education Expo. As Massport CEO Thomas Glynn succinctly pointed out, “It is through organizations like Massport that students are exposed...

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Recognition Deserved

April 29, 2016
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In last week’s newspaper, there was an article about the East Boston Kiwanis Club helping to stock the shelves for the Grace Church Food Pantry. Actions such as these by our Kiwanis Club, and by many of our other service organizations, help to make East Boston the type of community that cares about its...

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Massachusetts’ Energy Sector Confronts Climate Change

April 21, 2016
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By Donald Jessome and Jeff Bishop Energy seemed much simpler before the global warming crisis. From the first days of federal regulation in the mid-1930s to the ‘deregulation’ era of the late 1990s, a basic underlying principle – maintaining a reliable power grid at affordable prices – has driven the electricity market. Today, worldwide...

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Boston is Going Fiber

April 21, 2016
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Martin J. Walsh Mayor of Boston This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2016
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Thank you to all I want to thank everyone who put so much time and effort into our Senate campaign. Unfortunately, we we were not successful tonight.   It was nice to meet so many people along the campaign trail. I am proud to say that we ran against the finest Senatorial Candidates and I...

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Congratulations Joseph Boncore

April 21, 2016
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We congratulate Joseph Boncore on his victory in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary Special Election that was held April 12. Joe is unopposed in the general election on May 10, so he stands poised to become our next state senator and succeed Anthony Petruccelli in this esteemed position as one of 40 senators...

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We Are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...

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Speaking of Our Children

April 14, 2016
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 Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz were all in East Boston last week — not to announce the roundup of gang members — but to celebrate the completion by the seventh graders at the Umana School of the Overcoming Violence/Your Future Your Decision program. This is the...

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YMCA Breakfast A Huge Success

April 14, 2016
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The annual YMCA Reach Out Campaign Breakfast that was held last Thursday was a huge success with more than 500 people in attendance. When this many people come together and contribute to an organization, then you can realize how important that organization, in this case the YMCA, is to the fabric and health of...

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