Editorials

Water and Sewer Savings for Seniors and Disabled People

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s announcement that Boston Water and Sewer Commission will increase water service discounts for all senior citizens and disabled homeowners to 30 percent has been praised by many. It was an important decision that results in savings for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities who certainly can use the money that...

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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2015
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Proud to call East Boston home Dear Editor: When deciding to buy my first home in 2010, I chose East Boston.  While this may make me a relative newcomer, I am so proud to call East Boston my home.  On March 3, we’ll elect our next State Representative – a person who will have...

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Letters to the Editor

January 30, 2015
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Supports Madaro for State Representative A message from Mary Ellen Welch, President of the East Boston Greenway Council, Airport activist, former Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Chair, and lifelong East Boston community leader. Dear Friends, Because Carlo Basile has resigned as State Representative for East Boston to take a position in the Baker administration, there...

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Martin Luther King

January 14, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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An Olympics in Boston?

January 14, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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Letter to the Editor

January 14, 2015
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My take on Suffolk Downs Dear Editor: As a trainer at Suffolk Downs for the past 35 years I would like to give you the real take on what’s going on in the thoroughbred industry in Massachusetts. As you’re aware the track closed for live racing in October and with the casino license awarded...

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Good Luck Carlo Basile in Your New Position

January 11, 2015
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We can only imagine how proud State Rep. Carlo Basile and his family are as he begins his new position in the administration of Governor Charlie Baker. It is an esteemed honor to be called upon by the Governor to serve all the residents of the Commonwealth and we laud Governor-Elect Baker for recognizing...

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Suffolk Downs Gets Last Minute Save on Simulcasting Deadline

January 11, 2015
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Suffolk Downs received last minute approval of state legislation that allowed them to open for simulcasting on Jan. 1 amidst a great deal of uncertainty that went down to the wire. Last minute legislation championed by House Speaker Bob DeLeo seemed to have kept the track in the race for the time being. As...

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Paintings Cause Brouhaha at East Boston Library

January 11, 2015
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With the first of several historic painting titled “A History of Shipping” by Frederick Leonard King restored, a bit of a brouhaha is forming between the East Boston Friends of the Library (FOL) and Boston Public Library (BPL) administrators. In April 2012, the FOL reached a compromise with BPL administrators on how to display...

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Ring Out the Old….

January 4, 2015
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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