Editorials

President Trump Plans to Make Drugs Affordable Again

May 4, 2018
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During his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to drive down drug prices. That’s a worthy goal. Fortunately, the Trump administration is already pursuing it in ways that protect patients and encourage research and development. Many strategies that candidate Trump proposed on the campaign trail would have done more harm than good....

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Imagine Boston, Imagine East Boston

May 4, 2018
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Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll be investing in to...

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A Reason to Celebrate and Many to Thank

May 4, 2018
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The celebration last Saturday at the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) is due to many local organizations and residents.  Massport and the East Boston Foundation are two organizations that need to be singled out for their large donations over the years, helping keep the PPSC alive.  However, in singling out these two organizations, the...

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Infrastructure Necessary for Energy Independence

April 27, 2018
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President Trump recently declared, “we are now an exporter of energy to the world.”  Yet due to shortages this winter, Boston was forced to import Russian natural gas to ensure people had the fuel they need to heat their homes. President Trump is right. Right now, American oil and gas output is 50 percent...

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Barbara Bush

April 27, 2018
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Barbara Bush, who passed away last week at the age of 92, was both a throwback to a time when a woman was expected to sacrifice her career for her husband and family and a trailblazer for the manner in which she led the life she chose. Mrs. Bush, who was the only woman,...

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Alaskan Energy Development:Pro Consumer, Pro Taxpayer, Pro Prosperity

April 21, 2018
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President Trump’s tax reform included a bonus for consumers, taxpayers, and Alaska: opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to energy development. Such action reverses a four-decade, Carter-to-Obama animus against developing what the federal government has estimated could be one of the largest oil fields in U.S. history. Americans consume twenty million barrels of...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2018
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Support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1 in...

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Is April the New January?

April 21, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As longtime Eastern New Englanders,...

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Mayor Walsh Delivers for Eastie

April 21, 2018
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The recently-announced budget by Mayor Martin Walsh includes a number of items of huge interest to East Boston residents as part of the mayor’s overall five-year capital improvement plan for the city. First and foremost, the long-awaited and long-overdue new East Boston police station at the City Yards, a $25.5M project, is set to...

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Letter to the Editor

April 13, 2018
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Thank you to East Boston Residents that came to the aid of one of their own! Dear Editor: On April 3, at 6 p.m. one of our beloved members of the Kiwanian Club of East Boston fell and injured herself on her way to our meeting.  Falling on the sidewalk just steps away from...

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