Editorials

Save East Boston History

September 1, 2016
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Edith G. De Angelis If you are old enough to remember “the old days” you will remember the uncontrolled growth of the airport as it gobbled up homes, businesses, parks, playgrounds, streets, three of our five islands, and, whole neighborhoods. The loss and desecration of our magnificent Wood Island Park and World War Memorial...

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...

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School Will Be Back — Drive With Care

September 1, 2016
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2016-17 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having to deal...

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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

August 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...

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Volunteers A Huge Part of Eastie Pride

August 29, 2016
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Eastie Pride Day was launched in 1988 in response to the wave of urban flight from Boston during the 1970s and 1980s. In Eastie many Italians and Irish took off for the suburban towns of Saugus, Peabody and Revere while the burgeoning new Latino and Asian population were stripped of mentors and neighbors to...

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Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 24, 2016
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Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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East Boston As Deer Island?

August 5, 2016
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John Vitagliano, Former Boston Transportation Commissioner Two years ago I participated with my Winthrop neighbors in vigorously opposing a proposal by the MWRA to utilize the Deer Island Treatment Plant as a major facility to process vast amounts of discarded food wastes (garbage) and other waste materials from the entire city of Boston and...

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Letter to the Editor

August 5, 2016
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Dangers of tethering Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of the...

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Honoring the Aloisis:Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 5, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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