Editorials

Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2013
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Doing a good job Dear Editor: A few weeks ago I read a letter to the editor from a writer who seemed critical of what the Lombardo family was doing at the Liberty Plaza. I think it is always positive news when a shopping plaza gets a new face-lift. Liberty Plaza has always been...

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Eastie-only Vote

October 2, 2013
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We want to thank the Boston City Councilors who voted last Wednesday to have only East Boston residents decide the fate of the Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs. We always have maintained  that the decision should be decided by East Boston and not by the voters of...

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Boston Election

September 25, 2013
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First, we congratulate the two nominees for mayor who were chosen on Tuesday in the primary election. The campaigning by all candidates in the coming weeks will increase and voters should ask these candidates not only about their concerns, but also about the candidates’ visions for East Boston. East Boston voters are fortunate to...

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Get out and Vote

September 18, 2013
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Next Tuesday, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to meet voters...

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City Council Race

September 18, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for different seats, this election very likely will be decided by just a few hundred votes. ...

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Remembering 9/11: the Fight Against Extremists Still is Ongoing

September 11, 2013
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If someone had said on September 10, 2001, that America would be embroiled militarily in affairs in the Middle East for the next 12 years, one would have thought that person to be crazy. Indeed, no one would have dared predict such a scenario even on September 12, 2001. But the tragic events of...

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Election Now in Full Swing: Many Issues, Candidates for the Voters to Consider

September 4, 2013
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With the dog days of summer officially behind us, the attention of voters turns to the candidates for the various municipal offices who are now in the stretch run of getting out their campaign messages. Here in Boston,  the September primary will feature a mayor’s race among a horde of candidates seeking to succeed...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Her Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 4, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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Obama Made the Right Call: the President’s Decision to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 4, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Summer’s Last Gasp: Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend Safely

August 28, 2013
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The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is for sunny and warm weather — a perfect combination for outdoor activity of all kinds on the official last weekend of summer. As we look back at the past three months, it seems as if it were just yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of...

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