Editorials

Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 24, 2016
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Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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East Boston As Deer Island?

August 5, 2016
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John Vitagliano, Former Boston Transportation Commissioner Two years ago I participated with my Winthrop neighbors in vigorously opposing a proposal by the MWRA to utilize the Deer Island Treatment Plant as a major facility to process vast amounts of discarded food wastes (garbage) and other waste materials from the entire city of Boston and...

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Letter to the Editor

August 5, 2016
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Dangers of tethering Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of the...

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Honoring the Aloisis:Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 5, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Congratulations to Our City of Boston Scholars

July 30, 2016
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BY Mayor Martin J. Walsh Earlier this month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education Cabinet and the City’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning Scholars. This year, the City’s annual scholarship process administered $250,000 in...

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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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