Editorials

The Patriots

January 19, 2011
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Great season, disastrous ending The utter and complete collapse of the Patriots at Foxboro against the Jets last Sunday was an enormous disappointment to all of us who depend on the Patriots on Sunday for something to look forward to. They were defeated by the Jets just like that, like with the snap of...

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Tragedy in Tucson

January 12, 2011
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Shooter deserves no mercy The shooting of 19 innocents, and the deaths of six more in Tucson, including a nine year-old and a Federal judge, by a lunatic who appeared to know exactly what he was doing, has shaken much of the nation. We don’t care what drove this young man to do what...

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Crystal Ball

January 12, 2011
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The coming decade will bring more change During the next nine years, this neighborhood is going to change dramatically, again. Throughout the decades of this neighborhood’s modern era, it has been the example of change. The greatest changes over the years have been with regard to the East Boston demographic. Nothing here changes more...

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Glad to See it Go

January 5, 2011
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Demolition of the East Boston Immigration Building was long overdue The demolition of the decrepit East Boston Immigration Station has been a long time coming. It was decrepit when it was being used to process immigrants arriving in East Boston. It grew more decrepit when its day was done. Its demolition is a good...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 29, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Christmas 2010

December 22, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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CLOSING SCHOOLS

December 16, 2010
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Superintendent Johnson is making a tough — but inevitable — decision Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Johnson is doing the right thing by suggesting to close or to combine at least 18 public schools in the Boston Public School system. The estimated savings, according to Johnson, would be about $10 million and would go...

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Mayor On The Mend – Menino Returns Home

December 7, 2010
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For those of you who value the friendship and well-being of Mayor Thomas Menino, it came as very good news that the mayor returned home Tuesday morning after a stay in the hospital. He said he hated being in the hospital, which is an understatement and that he would rather have been just about...

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Chuck Turner – Councillor is removed by his colleagues

December 7, 2010
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The Boston City Council expelled one its own last week when it voted to remove Councillor Charlie Turner. The vote was 11-1 with Councillor Charles Yancy voting against expulsion. Councillor Sal LaMattina voted for the expulsion and in public comments he made, revealed that as much as he considered Turner a loyal colleague, he...

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December 7, 1941 – A day that would live in infamy

December 7, 2010
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President Franklin Roosevelt called the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor a day that would live in infamy. And it surely has, although what the Japanese began, the Americans finished. What began with an effort in world domination, ended with the complete defeat of their nation, the destruction of their cities and means of production...

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