Editorials

Martin Luther King Made Us All Better People

April 6, 2018
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This week — April 4 to be precise — marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King as he stood on a balcony of a Memphis motel room. Dr. King had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black and underpaid. Dr. King is...

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Gas and Oil Re-Invest Tax Windfall

March 30, 2018
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President Trump’s recent tax overhaul has American CEOs feeling generous. Walmart and American Airlines are among the big companies giving employees bonuses of up to $1,000 each; Lockheed Martin is putting an additional $5 million toward employee pensions, and Cigna is upping its hourly minimum wage to $16. Some pundits are accusing the energy...

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Marching Together

March 30, 2018
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It was a scene similar to one Boston’s seen before. This past weekend, on a cold Saturday morning, tens of thousands of people gathered to kick off another march demanding national change. Except this time, we gathered at Madison Park Vocational High School in Roxbury, ready to start our route to the Boston Common....

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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Letter to the Editor

March 23, 2018
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Snow Angels Dear Editor, I’m writing to commend an Eastie “snow angel” who have come to the aid of both my mother, Phyllis, and I during the last couple of snow storms earlier this month. Thank you to Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards for her Snow Angel program that connected a young resident named...

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Squeaky Shoes

March 23, 2018
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“Please  sit down “, said my mother and father. “We had to be fair to the chickens….we sent them to Victor’s uncle’s farm in Maine. We know how much you loved them and how everyone enjoyed them at Easter time but East Boston is not a place to raise chickens in a kitchen.” Yes,...

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How Summer Jobs Make a Difference

March 23, 2018
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If you asked anyone working today, I bet they can remember their first summer job. It might have been flipping burgers, lifeguarding at the community pool, or helping kids as a camp counselor. Growing up, everyone in my neighborhood had a summer job — it meant independence, and extra money in your pocket. I...

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Support the Annual YMCA Breakfast

March 23, 2018
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On Thursday, April 5 over 500 East Boston YMCA supporters will gather at the Logan Hilton Hotel for the Y’s annual Reach Out for Youth breakfast fundraiser. The breakfast will raise money to ensure that no child, family or adult will ever be turned away from the Y due to an inability to pay...

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Suffolk Downs Moving Forward

March 23, 2018
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For residents of Revere, Boston, and surrounding communities, the “potential” for the full development of Suffolk Downs has been just that — potential — for more than 30 years. Ideas for the transformation of the Suffolk Downs site have ranged from a sports megaplex (that would have housed the Patriots and the Red Sox)...

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