Editorials

Let’s Stay Cool and Calm on Legal Marijuana

December 9, 2016
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If recent news reports are to be believed, some in our state are hyperventilating about the imminent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts which was approved by voters in the recent election. Their opposition primarily is two-fold: First, that more under-age youth (under 21) will begin to use marijuana, and second, that there will be...

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The Secret Weapon to Ending America’s Health Crisis: Schools

December 2, 2016
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By Kenneth Thorpe America has a big, fat problem. A whopping 13 million American children are obese  — and millions more are about to join their ranks. By 2025, according to a report in Pediatric Obesity, the nation will house 17 million obese kids.  This is alarming. Obesity can lead to a slew of...

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Rep Madaro Continues Eastie’s Elves Tradition

December 2, 2016
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We join the East Boston community in thanking State Rep. Adrian Madaro for his decision to serve as the host of the Annual Eastie’s Elves fundraiser, continuing a tradition started by former state representative and state senator Anthony Petruccelli. The Madaro Family Charitable Fund will host the event for the first time this Friday,...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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Dear Editor: My name is Adjie Burnett and I am the vice-president of The East Boston Pop Warner football program. We are a program that takes young inner city youths off the streets to teach them the game of football as well as other life skills. We hope that the things that we teach...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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By Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...

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Moving Forward

November 18, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of November 9th, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday...

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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Commenting on the LIAG meeting Dear Editor: I would like to thank the East Boston Times for a great article recently on Massport’s Logan Impact Advisory Group (LIAG) meeting. As the article suggested, the community was divided that night, with some supporting the LIAG package of financial commitments Massport is offering and others calling...

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