Editorials

Guest Opinion

July 14, 2015
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Reaffirm commitment to soundproofing homes Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration New England Region 12 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA. 01803 ATTN: Allan Goldsher Dear Mr. Goldsher: We, the elected representatives of East Boston, an airport host community, are writing this letter to outline our concerns regarding the meeting at the Massachusetts State Transportation...

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Suffolk University Partnership Will Boost East Boston Athletics

July 14, 2015
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The signing of an agreement between Suffolk University and the City of Boston that allows the university’s sports teams to use East Boston Memorial Stadium for home games and practices, but more importantly for the University to maintain and improve the stadium for all East Boston athletes, comes as welcome news. First we commend...

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Leave Fireworks to the Professionals on This Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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What would the 4th of July be without fireworks?  A little less busy in hospital emergency rooms.  The nation’s emergency physicians urge you to celebrate the country’s birthday by using common sense when it comes to the potential dangers of fireworks.  We see many injuries in the ER due to fireworks around the 4th...

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Take Advantage of All Our Parks Have to Offer

July 3, 2015
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Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks and playgrounds are to the families of our City. We...

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Letter to the Editor

July 3, 2015
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No to the alcohol sales tax increase Dear Editor, I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed 2 percent tax increase on all alcohol sales in the City of Boston. Below I have listed just a few reasons why I am against this proposal. -Nearly 50 percent of the average cost of...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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Although the long-range weather forecast seems to indicate that Mother Nature will not be very cooperative for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend (unseasonably cool temperatures with a good chance of rain in our area), we’re sure that all of our fellow Americans will find a way to celebrate the holiday in appropriate fashion....

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ABBA Makes Its Debut in East Boston

June 25, 2015
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ABBA (Angry Boston Board of Abutters) says it’s here to help East Boston residents on issues that go before the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (BOA). The local group, founded by East Boston community activist Renee MacLean with the aid of community activist Gail Miller and others, is trying to gain some notice in...

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Raising Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease

June 18, 2015
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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain awareness month, and Alzheimer’s disease is a subject that is very personal to me.  My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and I saw firsthand the toll it takes on a family, and the love and patience that is required to care for someone with the disease. My whole family suffered with...

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Support the 65th Annual East Boston Athletic Board Banquet of Champions

June 18, 2015
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There are many traditions in East Boston that have deep roots in the community and have grown year after year. The East Boston Athletic Board is one of them and has, for 65 years, helped athletes in the neighborhood reach their full potential and encouraged them to continue their education in college. The East...

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Community News Briefs

June 11, 2015
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Recovery Thoughts 1st Annual Drug Awareness Walk The first annual Recovery Thoughts’ Addiction Walk scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 20th throughout the communities of Revere and East Boston. The goal of this walk is to raise funds for local recovery institutions and awareness programs within our neighborhoods, as well as provide information...

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