Editorials

Massachusetts has Become a Leader for Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community and reaffirm ourselves to supporting veterans and upholding the ideals they have fought so valiantly for. This week I had the honor to join in Winthrop and Revere’s Veterans Day services and, in paying tribute, was reminded of the work that lies...

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Stop & Shop to Deliver 250 turkeys to YMCA Nov. 13

November 18, 2014
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Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express trucks will deliver 250 turkeys to the YMCA of East Boston in time for Thanksgiving. The delivery is one of eight stops on Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express route throughout New England and one of 16 across the Northeast. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, Stop &...

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Baker has Strong Showing in Eastie

November 18, 2014
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Governor-elect Charlie Baker held his own against Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold of East Boston during last week’s state General Election for governor. Baker received 600 more votes this time around from Eastie voters than he did during his failed attempt in 2010 against Gov. Deval Patrick. Baker beat Coakley statewide...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 10, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Menino was a Champion for Our Health Centers and Neighborhoods

November 10, 2014
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Just a few years ago, Maverick Square was not a place people were eager to visit.  Despite the steady presence of a blue line station and some businesses, it lacked vitality.  At the heart of Maverick Square was a gaping hole: an old, worn parking lot where commuters, who would drive in from the...

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Tom Menino was Truly a Unique Man

November 10, 2014
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Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. the crowds outside Faneuil Hall that lined the street earlier 8 in the day had dispersed. The line, that once stretched down Congress Street, was slim. All day thousands had braved the cold, rain, sleet and snow and waited hours to say goodbye to the man they loved and...

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Residents Signing Up for Fuel Assistance at APAC

November 10, 2014
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Down at the East Boston APAC office, part of the Boston ABCD, residents are already signing up for their annual Fuel Assistance Program at the Meridian Street office that help[ low income residents stay warm this winter. Last week, after pressure from a bipartisan group of Senators in Washington DC, the Obama Administration released...

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Voters Set for Election Day on Tuesday Nov. 4

October 30, 2014
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The campaigns are in their final week and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 voters will have their say in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick, has decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive come January. Candidates Charlie...

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Enjoy a Fun and Safe Halloween

October 30, 2014
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 Halloween is a fun-filled celebration as children don costumes and participate in parties and trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. But as much fun as this day is for our young residents, we must stress the importance of safety and exhibition extra caution. Motorists should be focused on safe driving without distractions as schoolchildren – many...

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Questions and Answers with State Representative Candidates

October 30, 2014
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On Tuesday, November 4 incumbent State Representative Carlo Basile (D-East Boston) will square off against challenger    Celeste Myers (I-East Boston) for the First Suffolk District seat, which covers the 14 precincts in East Boston. This week the East Boston Times submitted a Q&A to both candidates on some of the major issues facing the...

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