Editorials

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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The Watershed:An Example of How New Ideas and Partnerships Can Move Innovative Projects Forward

March 24, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh,City of Boston  Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss  Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston East Boston has long championed the arts, public parks, and the waterfront. In summer 2018, the Institute of Contemporary Art will become part of this vibrant landscape with the opening of the Watershed, a new...

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Hispanics Shouldn’t Over-Interpret Trump’s Election

March 24, 2017
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By Gus West It’s safe to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have many fans in the Hispanic community. The real estate mogul rose to power spewing rhetoric that was openly hostile to Latinos. He’s promised to deport more undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the nation’s southern border. And who can forget his...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...

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Rick Perry’s DOE Agenda: Cleaning House, Trump’s Clean Energy

March 17, 2017
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By Merrill Matthews As the new head of the Department of Energy, Former Texas Governor Rick Perry faces many challenges from the bureaucracy, environmentalists, and the media. President Jimmy Carter created the agency in 1977, partly in response to Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries’ decision to use oil as a political weapon. DOE, whose proposed...

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Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2017
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THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED THE SHAMROCK SPLASH Dear Editor The Revere Beach Partnership is most grateful to all of the plungers and spectators who came to Revere Beach on March 5th to support us at our fund raising event, The Shamrock Splash. This fundraiser benefits the non-profit “Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.” The...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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Letters to the Editor

March 3, 2017
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Looking at a loophole Dear Editor: I noticed that the Boston City Council is talking about a public hearing  on a loophole that allows sex offenders to register as homeless in public places such as the Boston Common. City Councilor Michael Flaherty states this loophole “puts the public at a huge disadvantage when trying...

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