Editorials

Celtic Pride Hoop team drives toward another title

May 19, 2010
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It was like a return to yesterday when the Celtics beat Orlando over the weekend. The Celtics looked like Celtics champions of old – that is – proving on the court that a single superstar is no competition when faced with the collective talent of a team. The Celtics may or may not prevail,...

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Finish It – Residents deserve a completed health study

May 19, 2010
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Massport should pay for the completion of a nearly ten year study about the impact of the airport on local health because the state has no money to do so is a good idea. About $200,000 is needed to complete the study, which seeks to measure the effects of planes flying overhead on everyone’s...

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Under-Utilized – The East Boston waterfront is ripe for development — and good ideas

May 12, 2010
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With the positive exception of a few developments on Sumner Street during the past five years, the East Boston waterfront remains as it has been, as it might always be – relatively empty and under-utilized and awaiting a great new day. The great years of the real estate expansion have come and gone. The...

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The Bridge – Quite a contrast between old and new

May 12, 2010
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Construction of the Chelsea Street Bridge is moving forward at a rapid clip. The East Boston side of the bridge is the new center of gravity for the project for the next few weeks. The contrast between the old and new is profound. The old rusting hulk looks corrosive and ugly compared with the...

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The Glass is Half Full – Water fiasco provides an opportunity to get answers to vital questions

May 8, 2010
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The great water crisis of 2010 has passed, and with it, the understanding that Greater Bostonians for all our bluster and modern might, had no clean water – about two million of us in all – from Saturday to Tuesday morning. When the pipe burst in Weston on Saturday and the water system was...

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Special Anniversary – Here’s to hoping Suffolk Downs celebrates another 75 years in East Boston

April 30, 2010
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In our rapidly changing society, just about nothing remains the same forever. Not much remains the same for five years anymore. How about an East Boston business being around for more than seven decades and announcing it is celebrating its 75th Anniversary? We are writing of Suffolk Downs, which is celebrating its 75th birthday....

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Quicker is Better – Senate slow-down makes no sense

April 21, 2010
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During the first two years of the Civil War, the Union Army was camped on the banks of the Potomac River. General Robert E. Lee’s army was embanked on the other side, at times, almost within site of the Union Army observers. President Lincoln’s chief General George McClellan repeatedly asked Lincoln for more troops...

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Count On It – Casino gambling looks like a done deal

April 7, 2010
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s expanded gambling bill was released to the public and voted on a day later by a House committee that reported it to the floor of the House for further action. That action is expected next week and if all goes according to the script, the expanded gambling bill will be...

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Operating Room – Movers and shakers mark the passage of health care reform bill in East Boston

March 31, 2010
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The recently passed health care reform bill brought a number of heavy hitters to East Boston last Friday to tout the bill in front of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. It was an afternoon of great theater for Senator John Kerry, Representative Ed Markey and our own Congressman Mike Capuano – all of...

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Internet Cafe – New business on Meridian Street deserves a beer and wine license

March 31, 2010
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There is a new business about to locate on Meridian Street that is going to be East Boston’s first ever Internet café – in other words, this is a business that will cater to those who will frequent an environment that offers the Internet and good food and drink. This is exactly the type...

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