Editorials

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 Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...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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Letters to the Editor

April 7, 2016
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Taken too soon Dear Editor, Luigi Epifania had started his own successful construction company, shortly after his daughter Isabella was born. Luigi successfully completed his probation over a span of 3 years and did not have one issue while he did so, he successfully passed weekly and monthly drug tests. Luigi just finished probation...

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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir Today, I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but...

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Get Out and Vote

April 7, 2016
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Next Tuesday, seven candidates will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that was held for the last nine years by Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston.  These candidates, including East Boston residents Lydia Edwards, Diana Hwang, and Paul Rogers have been campaigning and meeting the...

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