Editorials

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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Community Groups are an Asset to the City At-Large

October 23, 2014
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We in East Boston are fortunate to have dedicated volunteer  groups such as the Orients Heights Neighborhood Council, Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association and the Eagle Hill Civic Association working hard for the best interests of our entire community. The members of these organizations are proud East Boston residents who are always looking to improve...

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Suffolk Downs Venue for Hospital Fundraiser

October 23, 2014
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Potentialy one of the last parties at Suffolk Downs will take place this Saturday night, Oct. 25, and will benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital via the NHL Alumni Pro-Am Kick Off for 2015. Organizer Kevin Chiles said the party goes towards raising funds to get the ‘Boston Strong’ pro-am team into the tournament that...

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Revere, Track Union Files Lawsuit Against MGC for Wynn Decision

October 23, 2014
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The City of Revere and a union representing some Suffolk Downs employees filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) last Thursday, with the MGC quickly firing back in saying the suit was simply the result of “sorely disappointed” folks who did not get a casino license. The MGC had rejected a similar...

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Jeffries Point Association Votes to Support EBK Proposal

October 23, 2014
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The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted 41-3 in favor of allowing owner of East Boston Kitchen (EBK) Rob Sarno to apply for a beer, wine and cordials license at the popular Sumner Street restaurant. “We are continuing to expand and we feel offering beer and wine with many of our menu items would...

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