Editorials

Happy Passover

April 14, 2017
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We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest...

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Thank You, Pierpac

April 7, 2017
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There are few activities for East Boston youth in the summer months that are more superb than the sailing program conducted by the Piers Park Sailing Center.  For more than 20 years, this program has had children out on the water learning how to sail. However, the last few years have been a struggle...

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Make It Your Moment: One Boston Day

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we...

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Trump Fails to Put Kids First in “America First” Budget

March 31, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete...

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How We’re Investing in our Boston Public Schools

March 31, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...

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Letter to the Editor

March 31, 2017
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Our hands are tied Last week’s letter writer who urged the community to stand together as we deal with the growing threat of drug addiction negatively impact all of us. We can not pretend there is no problem,. There is clearly an issue as we watch the growing number of fatal and near fatal...

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How Low Can They Go?

March 31, 2017
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The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented...

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Congratulations Buddy

March 31, 2017
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Last week, a traffic island near Bennington and Wally Streets was named in honor of Buddy Mangini. There are certain people who come to mind when you think of East Boston and one of these is Buddy Mangini. Whenever the cause for helping comes from the Kiwanis Club, or the East Boston Chamber of...

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It Was Bound to Happen

March 31, 2017
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The news last week that officials at Suffolk Downs Racetrack are entertaining offers to sell the 160 acre site should come as little surprise to local officials and residents. Ever since the bid to place a casino at the site failed, everyone should have known that this day would be coming. The question is...

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Letters to the Editor

March 24, 2017
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Take a stand together Drug addiction is growing rapidly and it is affecting our friends, family and neighbors within our community. We need to find a way to help these individuals before it’s too late. I have been doing some research, and found that there are helpful programs available. “Sectioning” or “pink slipping” is...

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