Editorials

Congratulations,EBHS Class of 2016

June 17, 2016
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For our community, high school graduation time is a city-wide celebration, even for those who do not have children or relatives among the graduates. All of us take pride in the accomplishments of our graduates, for we know that they represent the future leaders of our community and our world, and that all of...

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Letter to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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What gives here? To the Editor, I was unable to attend the most recent Eagle Hill Association’s May meeting and wish I had been there after reading the East Boston Times news story (  CDC’s  Meridian Street Library project under fire, June 1). However, as an Eagle Hill resident, I was very much upset...

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Thank You, Donald Trump

June 10, 2016
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The recent donation of $75,000 by Donald Trump to the Wounded Vet Ride that will substantially boost what had been raised in the annual event certainly comes as good news to the organizers of the Ride as well as this year’s veterans who will benefit from Trump’s generosity. We know this donation will help...

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Lopresti Park Renovations

June 10, 2016
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In a recent report, Boston was listed in the top 10 of the United States for having the best parks and open spaces available to residents.  One of the key indices for earning the award was the quality and accessibility of the parks. One only has to look at the recent renovations that have...

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Letters to the Editor

June 3, 2016
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Will it be cost effective? To the editor, As I read  about the return of ferry service in Boston Harbor, I wondered whether or not it would be cost-effective for  Boston  today. Is there is a pressing need for such water shuttle service at this time? I am old enough to remember riding a...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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A Great Cause

May 20, 2016
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Under beautiful skies, the Wounded Vet Ride with more than 6,000 motorcycles participating went through parts of our community last weekend.  The Ride helped raise funds for four local veterans who were wounded in combat overseas. The idea of the ride was first started by Winthrop resident Andrew Biggio and former East Boston State...

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Thank You to the Volunteers

May 13, 2016
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Last Saturday was East Boston’s turn to do its part in Mayor Martin Walsh’s Boston Shines clean-up campaign. Needless to say, the weather was just miserable for a clean-up of the streets and open spaces in our neighborhoods. But the rain did not deter residents from coming out with brooms and bags and shovels...

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Summer Camp is Beneficial to Children and Parents

May 7, 2016
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By Kate Lemay Summer camp remains one of the few places where today’s often overscheduled and over protected children have to rough it, stretch their boundaries, and conquer the challenges of the great-outdoors all without the guidance of their parents. As a mom and a 20-year camp professional, I believe that camp is a...

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