Editorials

Starting the School Year Together

September 8, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school...

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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2017
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I’m supporting Passacantilli There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the election to replace Sal LaMattina on the Boston City Council.  After researching the candidates and reading their platforms, I will be supporting Stephen Passacantilli. As an East Boston voter, having elected officials who listen and respond to the concerns of the community...

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Climate Ready Boston Leaders Talk Resiliency in Boston Neighborhoods this Summer

September 2, 2017
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By Magdalena Ayed Make no mistake: East Boston is an island. Accessible only by bridge, tunnel or ferry, Eastie actually comprises five different islands that were linked to the rest of Boston with landfill in the early 1800s. Separated from mainland Boston by Boston Harbor, bordered on one end by Chelsea Creek, and including...

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We Must Stand United Against Hatred

September 2, 2017
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The swastika graffiti that was sprayed painted four different times on a proposed project in Lamson Court last week is deplorable and should be an anathema to all residents of our community. We agree with all elected officials, as well as those seeking office, that this type of racism has no place in our...

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Harvey and Houston

September 2, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...

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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...

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Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2017
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IMPRESSED Dear Editor: I’m writing to voice my support for Stephen Passacantilli to be East Boston’s next District City Councilor.  As an East Boston voter, I’ve been impressed to see Stephen’s specific plans and proposals on issues like Seniors and Veterans.  As a lifelong Bostonian, Stephen has a clear understanding of the issues that...

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An Overdue Honor

August 31, 2017
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Anyone who knows John White knows he’d rather be out of the spotlight and busy doing his good work on behalf of the East Boston families he’s dedicated his life and career to. In October, Mr. White, East Boston APAC’s longtime Executive Director, will celebrate 50 years of advocating on behalf of the poor...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 17, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Letter to the Editor

August 17, 2017
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Putting us first Dear editor: As someone deeply invested in East Boston, I want to ensure that our next City Councilor has a record of local engagement and activism.  I appreciate the fact that Stephen Passacantilli has been active in the community — as past president of his local neighborhood council, youth sports coach,...

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