Editorials

Don’t Be Fooled

February 18, 2015
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Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily...

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Guest Opinion

February 12, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Letters to the Editor

February 12, 2015
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Supporting Ed Deveau Dear Editor: As a lifelong resident of East Boston and someone whose family has lived in the community for over a century, I have deep roots here. I care passionately about our future and the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I have seen many changes to the neighborhood. The...

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More Substance Counselors are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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More Snow

February 9, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week in Boston, creating difficult challenges for Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast. What we noticed from the...

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Congratulations New England Patriots

February 9, 2015
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In what is being called the best Super Bowl in history – at least from a New England Patriots fan’s viewpoint – the hometown team captured its fourth Vince Lombardi Championship Trophy with a thrilling 28-24 victory over Seattle. We’ve been fortunate over the last 15 years to watch the greatest quarterback (Tom Brady),...

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Short-Term Rental Bill Should Be Passed

February 9, 2015
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Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End, has co-sponsored legislation that would put in place state regulations for short-term residential rentals that would empower cities and towns to inspect these units for safety code violations and mandate that short-term renters pay an excise tax, similar to the state’s hotel tax. The bill makes...

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Water and Sewer Savings for Seniors and Disabled People

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s announcement that Boston Water and Sewer Commission will increase water service discounts for all senior citizens and disabled homeowners to 30 percent has been praised by many. It was an important decision that results in savings for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities who certainly can use the money that...

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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2015
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Proud to call East Boston home Dear Editor: When deciding to buy my first home in 2010, I chose East Boston.  While this may make me a relative newcomer, I am so proud to call East Boston my home.  On March 3, we’ll elect our next State Representative – a person who will have...

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Letters to the Editor

January 30, 2015
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Supports Madaro for State Representative A message from Mary Ellen Welch, President of the East Boston Greenway Council, Airport activist, former Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Chair, and lifelong East Boston community leader. Dear Friends, Because Carlo Basile has resigned as State Representative for East Boston to take a position in the Baker administration, there...

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