Editorials

Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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Letter to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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Not a fan of seaplanes Dear Editor, Amazon thinking about seaplanes in Boston Harbor in creating its new Headquarters 2, has caused quite a stir among East Boston residents and some of our elected officials (Possibility of seaplanes in harbor being touted as part of amazon bid, East Boston Times, January 31). For many...

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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...

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A Home for All Bostonians

February 2, 2018
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The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so many Bostonians on their own pathways. Many...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom this fall, for nearly four...

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Letter to the Editor

January 25, 2018
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This one ain’t working To the Editor, As I read the page one story ( Rep. Madaro blasts Trump administration for ending temporary status for Salvadorians, East Boston Times,  January 10),I had mixed feelings over the plight of my Salvadorian neighbors living in this community. However, previous presidents granted these immigrants fleeing dictatorships or...

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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert, blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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Support the Annual Taste of Eastie

January 25, 2018
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On Thursday night over 300 residents will descend upon the Logan Airport Hilton to take part in the annual Taste of Eastie–a yearly event that many see as one of the neighborhood’s signature gatherings. For decades Eastie has been a food haven with old classics like Rino’s, Santarpio’s Pizza, Javelli’s, Jalisco, Angela’s Cafe and...

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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2018
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LOOKING AT THE TCP ISSUE Dear Editor: As I read the page one story ( Rep. Madaro blasts Trump administration for ending temporary status for Salvadorians, East Boston Times,  January 10), I had mixed feelings over the plight of my Salvadorian neighbors living in this community. However, previous presidents granted these immigrants fleeing dictatorships...

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