Editorials

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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Letter to the Editor

April 1, 2016
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Rent control but worse  TO THE EDITOR, As someone who has rented for all my life, I understand the feelings behind those in or supporting a city ordinance calling for just cause evictions but I have to agree with attorney Jeff Turk who stated in the March 16 East Boston Times that the idea...

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The Final Report

April 1, 2016
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For more than 25 years the federal courts have been monitoring the cleanup and quality of Boston Harbor as submitted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority.  The final report as ordered by the courts was submitted March 18. Those of us who grew up in the Boston area and used the local beaches can...

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Zumix Going Strong at 25

April 1, 2016
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Having a safe and positive environment for teenagers is as needed today as it was 25 years ago when Madeleine Steczynski and Bob Grove started ZUMIX from their living room to help local teenagers.  Over the years, ZUMIX has grown from a summer program with 25 teenagers to a full-time agency with more than...

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5 Simple Habits to Help Our Children Thrive

March 25, 2016
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Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: it means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much of what youngsters do need to become lifelong learners is right...

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Letter to the Editor

March 25, 2016
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Parking is not a right To the Editor, As I read last week’s East Boston Times, I saw the letter to the editor from an irate foe of  Resident Only Parking program. The program pushed by the Eagle Hill Neighborhood Association is one that I support. Parking in my neighborhood for folks without the...

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Obama in Cuba

March 25, 2016
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The decision by President Obama to open the diplomatic doors to Cuba and begin the process of bringing that nation into the modern world acknowledges something that has been a reality for decades: the Cold War is over. Yes, the dictatorial regime of the Castro brothers is antithetical to the democratic values we espouse....

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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...

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