Editorials

Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2017
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, marks municipal Election Day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Councilor’s Column:My Vision for East Boston

October 27, 2017
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There’s something special about City government, where our job is to help people immediately and tangibly. From constituent services to programs and policies, our work at the local level focuses on real solutions to the struggles that our residents face. Today constituents are asking local government to do much more than just fill potholes....

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Letters to the Editor

October 27, 2017
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Lifelong Eastie Resident Supports Lydia Edwards To the Editor, I am a life-long resident of this wonderful community of East Boston. And I do mean life-long: I am 96-years old and I’ve seen a thing or two. I am a WWII veteran, and raised a family here with my beloved wife Edna.  My parents...

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Enjoy A Happy and Safe Halloween

October 27, 2017
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Although mischief and vandalism on Halloween has been on the decline in recent years compared to what the parents and grandparents of today’s youngsters experienced in the past, it still is incumbent on every parent to make sure that their children — especially teenagers — do not engage in lawless activity and are home...

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Massport and East Boston

October 27, 2017
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What a great day it was last week when Massport stepped up to fund the long- awaited Piers Park Phase II, and the operational funding for a new East Boston senior center and an extended financial commitment to the East Boston Foundation of $500,000 per year for the next 10 years. All of these...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2017
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Badge of honor Dear Editor, When I recently read a letter from a supporter of my son’s opponent that read, “If she wins the final election, Lydia will be the first councilor not of Italian heritage, the first person of color, and the first women (sic) in 25 years in the District 1 seat,”...

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How We’re Bringing Bostonians of Different Generations Together Under One Roof

October 13, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...

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The Wrong Tax Cut At the Wrong Time for the Wrong Reasons

October 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress finally have produced the outline of what they are calling a tax reform proposal. However, it is just more of the same-old, same-old that Republicans have been espousing for the past 30 years, benefiting millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations significantly, while blowing a huge hole in the...

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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 6, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...

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And Our Flag was Still There

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Over the course of this Nation’s history the American Flag has stood for many things. In its infancy it stood for revolt against England. It stood for the possibilities of a new and better country. It stood for democracy and freedom. However, throughout the course of history the Flag has meant...

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