Editorials

Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2017
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You will always be with us Dear Editor: On February 6, we lost a special person to our program, Brenton Lembo. This young man brought so much spirit to the program on and off the field. His love for the game and the Pop Warner family was incredible. Despite all that he was going...

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Remembering Two Eastie Greats

February 28, 2017
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The untimely deaths of Brenton Lembo and Joseph Guarino have left a void in East Boston. Lembo’s love for East Boston Pop Warner and Guarino’s love for his community are something all their friends and family cherished. Lembo the young Pop Warner Coach always put the children of Eastie first and no matter what...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...

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Standing Up for Our Values

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Looking back on this week, I am so proud to be a Bostonian — and to be your Mayor. Last Friday, President Trump made good on his divisive campaign rhetoric, and signed a series of executive orders that are designed to promote American isolation, intolerance and fear. Boston didn’t...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand at the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Rising Water Levels Threat to City’s Municipal Harbor Plan

January 29, 2017
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A recent environmental report given to the City of Boston clearly indicates waterfront high tides will consistently rise creating some serious damage to the East Boston neighborhood. One city employee told a community organization that eventually water could extend to many neighborhood streets. Structures built on the waterfront will experience the same problem. While...

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Enforcement Key to Reduce the City’s Speed Limit

January 29, 2017
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Obviously, the new City of Boston ordinance regarding the speed limit on city streets from 30 mph to 25 mph will prevent more accidents, injuries and deaths but only if there is adequate enforcement on a regular basis. Public safety concerns are the main reason a reduce speed limit was enacted and only strict...

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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2017
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We want to feel safe Lately there has been lots of news in our neighborhood about senseless violence and killings that are reportedly gang connected. Such violence on a repeated time table makes us feel uncomfortable. We want to feel safe here in East Boston as everyone across this city wants to feel safe...

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Facing Boston’s Gender Wage Gap

January 20, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’...

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