Editorials

Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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A Great Cause

May 20, 2016
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Under beautiful skies, the Wounded Vet Ride with more than 6,000 motorcycles participating went through parts of our community last weekend.  The Ride helped raise funds for four local veterans who were wounded in combat overseas. The idea of the ride was first started by Winthrop resident Andrew Biggio and former East Boston State...

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Thank You to the Volunteers

May 13, 2016
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Last Saturday was East Boston’s turn to do its part in Mayor Martin Walsh’s Boston Shines clean-up campaign. Needless to say, the weather was just miserable for a clean-up of the streets and open spaces in our neighborhoods. But the rain did not deter residents from coming out with brooms and bags and shovels...

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Summer Camp is Beneficial to Children and Parents

May 7, 2016
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By Kate Lemay Summer camp remains one of the few places where today’s often overscheduled and over protected children have to rough it, stretch their boundaries, and conquer the challenges of the great-outdoors all without the guidance of their parents. As a mom and a 20-year camp professional, I believe that camp is a...

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Thank You to Stephen Whalen

May 7, 2016
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In a story that appeared in last week’s newspaper, Mayor Martin Walsh was on hand to help distribute 30 new Chromebooks to students of the Donald McKay and Umana Schools. These Chromebooks were not supplied by the city, but by a private company, CRM Property Management Corp. Many businesses in the past would have...

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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...

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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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