Editorials

Last Hurrah? – Pondering Mayor Menino’s future

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Santarpio’s North – Pizza king expands empire

September 16, 2010
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We want to congratulate the owners of Santarpio’s on their expansion to the North Shore. The famous East Boston pizzeria, and the favorite of local pizza lovers for generations in this neighborhood and far beyond, has opened on Route 1 in Peabody. It is a fabulous location if you’re in the area. It is...

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Climate Change – Summer is going … going … gone?

September 16, 2010
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We have all noticed how the weather changed immediately following Labor Day. Many of us wonder how the weather can change so fast in so short a time just because it is Labor Day? The change is so dramatic and noticeable that many of us have begun closing our windows and using heavier bed...

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American Resolve – Remembering the anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2010
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We again mark the terrorist attacks launched upon us on September 11, 2001. We again remember the dead from those attacks – and we remember and recall the memories of those who have died fighting terrorism since we decided to go after those who would destroy our way of life if given the chance....

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The death of Wonderland

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland Dog Racing Track closed last week. The track shut its doors without much notice on a lazy Friday morning at the end of summer. Thus ended a track with a seven-decade history and an industry in one fell swoop. The end was coming but was hastened by the failure of the state to...

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Meridian Market at St. Anthony’s

August 25, 2010
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If you’re heading over to the feast of St. Anthony in the North End this weekend, you will find a pleasant surprise. Meridian Market has taken a place on Endicott Street. The Noviellos will be cooking up great Italian treats that will certainly be noticed among all the others. When you get there and...

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Perfect Summer – August in New England

August 4, 2010
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Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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Slots at the Tracks? – In the end, compromise will prevail

July 20, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick has said he will not sign a casino bill that provides slot machines for four racetracks in Massachusetts. State Senate President Therese Murray – and the senate – has essentially said the same thing. Only House Speaker Robert DeLeo and the House have voted to order slots into the four tracks...

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Fighting Crime – Boston will win this battle

July 14, 2010
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We have more than our share of crime in this neighborhood. But we are not like Roxbury and Dorchester and parts of Mattapan where gangs are murdering young people and innocents. East Boston’s crime scene is so unlike that of other neighborhoods that everyone living here should rejoice that gangs toting handguns and shooting...

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Lost in Thought – Getting away from it all

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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