Editorials

Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 20, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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Chamber Tree Lighting

December 11, 2013
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The annual Chamber Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade is something that the entire community looks forward to every year. But it’s the dozens of volunteers and Chamber members that make it possible. Each year, people like Pat Todisco of Todisco Towing decorate his fleet of trucks and pulls Santa through the neighborhood from Condor...

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Library Plaque

December 11, 2013
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The plaque that adorned the former Meridian Street Branch Library naming East Boston as the first community to ever hold a publicly funded branch of the Boston Public Library will be hung at the new library–as well it should. Kudos to the East Boston Friends of the Library group for keeping a watchful eye...

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Orient Heights MBTA Station

December 4, 2013
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Orient Heights MBTA station was the forgotten child in the MBTA’s Blue Line modernization project. As Wood Island, Suffolk Downs, Airport and Maverick stations were all refurbished, the first two mentioned in rapid succession, budget woes and state fiscal problems in the early 2000s stalled the latter. While the economy rebounded in the mid-2000s,...

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Marty Walsh

December 4, 2013
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Putting political differences aside is never an easy thing but Mayor-elect Marty Walsh showed he is a man above the fray. Last week Walsh reached out to Representative Carlo Basile, who was a supporter of John Connolly during the Mayor’s race, and told the Eastie rep he wanted to help out at Basile’s annual...

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Remember Those in Need

November 26, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago. But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend it than Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do, or...

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Remembering 50 Years Ago

November 20, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941 and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...

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