Editorials

Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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The Boston Harbor Clean-Up:An Environmental — and Economic — Success Story

June 3, 2017
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A recent report issued by the public interest group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay informs us that the beaches surrounding the Metropolitan Boston area were open for bathing 96 percent of the time during the summer of 2016 and that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the outlook should be the same for 2017. This is quite...

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Letter to the Editor

May 26, 2017
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Frustrated and disappointed Dear Secretary Pollack: I write to express my extreme frustration and disappointment with the implementation of the new traffic patterns at the Sumner Toll Plaza. This has become a major quality of life issue for East Boston residents who are now dealing with a significant increase in traffic on neighborhood streets...

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Happy Memorial Day

May 26, 2017
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The calendar tells us that the Memorial Day weekend is upon is, although with the exception of a few days this spring, the cool and wet weather has not been a harbinger of warmth and sunshine. But for Americans of all ages, the holiday weekend, despite the temperature reading, symbolizes the start of the...

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Schools Should Be A Place Safe from Fear

May 19, 2017
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By Naomi Zuckerman Recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) arrests in schools have rattled communities, prompting local leaders to speak out. While DHS guidance discourages immigration enforcement in “sensitive locations” like schools and hospitals, these invasions have many worried. If we want students to continue to view community institutions as places that help rather...

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An End to the Drought — for Now

May 19, 2017
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Last week, state officials announced that the entire state of Massachusetts was no longer in a drought emergency. This certainly comes as good news to residents. Over the last six months, every time it rained or snowed and there were a lot of days of rain and snow, all one could say was that...

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Letter to the Editor

May 13, 2017
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How accurate are the predictions   As I read the page one news story on the upcoming Climate Ready East Boston workshop later this month,  I needed to laugh reading about  some of the conclusions in a recent report. I am not a climate change denier. I am fully educated as to the role...

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Congratulations,Coach Sousa

May 13, 2017
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We congratulate former East Boston High School football coach John Sousa on his induction in to the Massachusetts State Football Coaches Hall of Fame. This award is a much-deserved honor for one of the greatest coaches in state history and a man who was so highly respected by his colleagues in the profession. Coaching...

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Investing in East Boston

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our City that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments...

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Thank You Steve Wynn

May 5, 2017
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In today’s economy, good jobs that have been around for more than 80 years are hard to find.  One only has to look at the shuttered factories that are in our area that once employed thousands of workers who by these jobs achieved the American Dream. That is what the workers of Suffolk Down...

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