Editorials

Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Dr. Joel Snider

March 12, 2014
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For nearly four decades Dr. Joel Snider, has been a mainstay at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He dedicated most of career to the people of East Boston, especially the elderly and chronically ill. Snider spent countless hours working in Home Care keeping many homebound, chronically ill elderly safe at home while avoiding...

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Deborah Jackson

March 12, 2014
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The death this week of East Boston Savings Bank President and COO Deborah Jackson has dealt a cruel blow to the bank and the organizations she was dedicated to here in Eastie. Jackson was a regular fixture at East Boston Chamber of Commerce and Main Streets events and meetings. She became very active in...

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Callahan to Open next Wednesday

March 5, 2014
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It looks as though Eastie motorists’ commute from Downtown will get a whole lot easier starting next Wednesday. The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, will reopen on Wednesday, March 12. While the headache of trying to find another way home from Boston for close to three months was beginning to...

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Santarpio’s Pizza

February 26, 2014
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There was no surprise here in Eastie that Tarp’s was named one of the best pizzas in America according to the Daily Meal. Those of us who grew up on Tarp’s pizza know it’s the best (sorry to our friends and neighbors in the North End). There’s a reason the line is out the...

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New bridge procedure

February 26, 2014
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The new procedure put in place by Boston Public Works to make bridge operators walk the bridge before raising it for a ship is a smart move. This will ensure that the tragedy that occurred New Years Eve day will never happen again. We applaud the effort and it’s just one more step in...

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Self Defense Classes

February 26, 2014
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The self-defense class being offered for free by the Boston Police is something women should think about. While the recent incidents were most likely isolated, you can never be too careful while living in a big city. Learning the basics of how to protect yourself from an attacker will give some women here in...

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Monday’s Assaults

February 18, 2014
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The detectives and police at District 7 are working hard to catch the suspect/suspects responsible for three assaults on women that took place Monday evening. These assaults, like the ones that took place at the end of the summer in 2012 have alarmed many, especially women, in the neighborhood. Police are urging women to...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 13, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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Congratulations, EBLL President Chuckie Cassaro

February 5, 2014
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We join the local sports community in congratulating Chuckie Cassaro on his election as president of the East Boston Little League. Cassaro is a lifelong East Boston resident and has two children, Anthony, 21, who is a student at Salem State University majoring in Criminal Justice, and C.J., 10, who plays in the Major...

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