Editorials

Neither I nor Any Member of the Legislature Engaged in Inappropriate Conduct

August 8, 2014
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On July 24, the jury reached a verdict in the probation trial. It is a verdict that all of us have to respect. With respect to the jury’s verdict, it must be noted that the jury confirmed that neither I nor any member of the Legislature had engaged in any inappropriate conduct. While the...

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“Designing with Water” in Boston and Around the World

August 8, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston, in partnership with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Harbor Association, will be holding an international design competition for climate preparedness. The contest, which will kick off this fall, is funded by an $86,000 grant awarded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal...

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Project Bread

August 1, 2014
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This summer, more than 50,000 children will enjoy a free, healthy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner at one of more than 600 sites across Massachusetts—all part of the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. More...

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Vent Building Parks

July 25, 2014
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Rep. Carlo Basile’s work to get all the parks surrounding the vent building reopened and others across Meridian Street adopted by the Health Center should be commended. Basile saw the vent building project as an opportunity to return these dormant open spaces back to the community. He put pressure on MassDOT and argued that...

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Cab Attack

July 25, 2014
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An East Boston couple was arraigned yesterday on charges they beat and robbed a cab driver that refused to break traffic laws in order to get them to their destination, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Kristy Morgan, 28, and Robert Chamness, 32, both of East Boston, were arraigned in Boston Municipal...

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Remembering Two East Boston Community Leaders

July 21, 2014
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The opening of the new state-of-the-art soccer field at Sen. Michael LoPresti Sr. Park and the re-dedication of the Anna DeFronzo Sr. Center are a reaffirmation of their legendary status in the East Boston community. Michael LoPresti Sr. was a well-known political figure who had a distinguished career in the Mass. State Senate. He...

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Zumix Concert Series

July 11, 2014
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Last Sunday Zumix kicked off its annual Summer Concert Series at Piers Park. Thanks to Eastie’s popular youth performing arts center these Sunday afternoon concerts have been something residents look forward to each summer. The venue at Piers Park with its sweeping views of the Boston Harbor and skyline, one couldn’t ask for a...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Local Officials Seek to Have MGC Hold off Casino Decision

July 3, 2014
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On the heels of two East Boston elected officials calling on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hold off granting gaming licenses until after the statewide ballot question is held in November, Mayor Martin Walsh joined the growing chorus last Thursday afternoon. “Today, I will file a stay with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, requesting that...

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The SJC Ruling

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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