Editorials

Why I Voted Against the City Budget

July 22, 2016
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By Councilor Anissa Essaibi George As the Boston City Council cast its final votes on the City of Boston budgets for fiscal 2017, I went in to the meeting ready to take a stand for the children of Boston, for the future of Boston, and for good government. In the name of all three...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Sadness Across America

July 16, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Be Sure to Take Part in Eastie Week

July 8, 2016
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On Thursday, the Boston Harbor Association, East Boston Main Streets and the Chamber with help from other partners will kick off Eastie Week 2016. From July 7 to July 12 all that Eastie has to offer will be on display for all to see. This is an important event because the six days of...

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Guest Opinion

July 1, 2016
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Superintendent Tommy Chang   When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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When We Needed It Most,The World Came to Orlando’s Aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our City remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our City...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Judge John Ligotti

June 24, 2016
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Although it has been more than 40 years since John Ligotti served as the Clerk Magistrate of the East Boston District Court, there are many residents of this area who still recall a man who helped so many individuals and families during a period in their lives when they were in crisis. As a...

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