Editorials

Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington and Lincoln

February 12, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into gear this week) and enjoy time with our families during the public school vacation week. For some of us, the break means a family ski...

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The MS-13 Raids

February 4, 2016
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The raids that took place last early Friday morning that resulted in 56 indictments of MS-13 gang members certainly should stop for the time being the crime and murders in the neighboring communities of Chelsea, East Boston and Everett that we have witnessed over the last several months.  However, these arrests removed only about...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Sports Fantasy Industry

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...

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Shooting at Maverick Landing

January 28, 2016
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Jennifer Pizarro Property Manager of Maverick Landing I am sure most of you know but if you don’t please note there was drive by shooting on Sunday, 1/24th between 1030pm – 1130pm luckily no one was hurt but a car was shot up.  Then yesterday evening while working here in the office I heard...

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We Need the Pledge Fulfilled

January 28, 2016
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Going back generations, living in East Boston has always been for the most part safe.  While we were always part of Boston, many of the serious crime problems that were affecting various neighborhoods in Boston seemed not to be happening here.  Maybe it was the water that separated us from the problems. However, that...

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Community News Briefs

January 22, 2016
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Semister in Spain East Boston resident Estevan Puerta spent the Fall 2015 semester at Antonio de Nebrija University, Madrid in Spain. A member of the Class of 2016 at Stonehill College, Puerta is majoring in Management. Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With...

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The Weather

January 22, 2016
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Maybe we are getting old or maybe we were just spoiled. But the last few days have brought us back to reality that winter has come with a vengenance. Walking on the streets with the wind and patches of ice has just been brutal. One might think that it is hard to believe that...

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Congratulations Councilor Sal Lamattina

January 22, 2016
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The announcement by Council President Michelle Wu that our own City Councilor Sal LaMattina has been named Chairman of the Parks and Recreation and Transportation Committee as well as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee certainly comes as good news to residents. These committees are very important for quality of life issues...

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Gun Violence Has No Place in Our Neighborhoods

January 20, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to access...

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Honoring Dr.Martin Luther King Jr

January 20, 2016
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The nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday on the annual holiday that pays tribute to this great civil rights leader and humanitarian. Dr. King would have been 87 years old Friday and we can only imagine how proud he would be of the America we live in today. Many Americans remember...

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