Editorials

Letter to the Editor

December 31, 2015
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Thank you NOAH To the editor,     Recently, attending the 28th annual dinner for the Neighborhood Of Affordable Housing (NOAH), I found out that in the last three months, over 143 folks who went through the organization’s first time home buyers programs are now new homeowners. I also was informed once again about the...

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Enjoy the New Year Safely

December 31, 2015
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Maria Roccadella Roberto Passed Away December 8

December 17, 2015
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Maria Roccadella (Palumbo) Roberto, the matriarch of the Roberto family and the glue that held the Spinelli’s enterprise together for over 30 years, has died. Mrs. Roberto died peacefully with her loving family by her bedside on Tuesday, December 8. Mrs. Roberto immigrated from Groppo, Italy when she was 25 years old and settled...

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Sending a Positive Message

December 17, 2015
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Nationally, the curse of drug abuse in today’s society seems to many to be out of control.  One hears of star high school athletes who get addicted to first pain medications then stronger opioids as they are prescribed medications for an injury. In Charlestown, one hears about the increasing prevalence of drug addictions by...

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Hoping for Change A Fruitless Exercise with this President

December 10, 2015
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BY Seth Daniel I sat down Sunday to watch President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech – a rarity in his seven years in office – with a mind towards hoping he would change. After all, if the largest terror attack on American soil since 2001 hadn’t moved him, then nothing would. So, I figured...

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Thank You, Sen.Petruccelli

December 10, 2015
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East Boston residents have felt secure in the knowledge that one of their neighbors, Anthony Petruccelli, has been representing them on Beacon Hill and fighting every day for their best interests. Anthony Petruccelli has been an outstanding state representative and state senator for our neighborhood. He was an accessible public official, always responsive to...

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