Editorials

A Direct Question – Capuano: ‘Where Do We Want to Go?’

May 18, 2011
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At the East Boston Main Streets breakfast last week Congressman Mike Capuano asked: “Where do we want to go as a country?” As usual, Capuano was banging the nail on its head by asking such a question. As a champion of working class families, Capuano tends to ask important questions regarding the road we...

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What’s Fair is Fair: Mayor seeks to Stabilize Cable Rates

May 11, 2011
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City of Boston residents are like hostages in captivity when it comes to rate setting for the cable companies. Comcast is the only real show in town, with something like 175,000 ratepayers in Boston and no real competition of any kind to make a difference when it comes to setting rates every year. During...

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New Heights: EBSB Thrives under Gavegnano’s Leadership

May 11, 2011
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The East Boston Savings Bank has grown to nearly $2 billion under the leadership of Richard Gavegnano. That’s a far cry from the $850 million bank that he took over three years ago. Now comes the news that the EBSB has been named to the 2011 Globe 100, the Globe’s annual ranking of the...

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The Connector: A Green Light from the Mayor

May 4, 2011
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Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino added his considerable influence to the neighborhood effort for a greenway connector that will do so much to make this a better place to live. We applaud the mayor for his support. We welcome it. His voice, added to the crescendo of other voices seeking this improvement, is exactly...

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Meeting his Maker: Justice is Served

May 4, 2011
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Almost ten years ago, the search for Osama bin Laden began following the 9/11 catastrophe. Almost 3,000 innocents died that day, including a resident from East Boston, and what was even worse, the tragic affair began when two planes were hijacked out of Logan Airport. Fast forward ten years. President Barack Obama certainly showed...

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Man of the Year: Congratulations, Buddy Mangini

April 28, 2011
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The party given for Buddy Mangini. this years Kiwanian of the Year, was a testament to Buddy’s good graces as a human being and as a well-known and highly respected member of this community. And so it came as no surprise that one of Buddy’s good friends, Revere City Councilor Tony Zambuto, had his...

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The Easter Holiday: The Beginning of Better Things

April 20, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great East dinner and the children for the search for eggs filled with candy....

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Thanks Mr. Speaker: DeLeo Steps to the Plate

April 20, 2011
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo has ordered his leadership to officially begin discussing an expanded gaming bill at the beginning of May. We applaud the speaker for beginning this important push. This comes as great news locally, as an expanded gambling bill passed this year would likely lead to a casino at Suffolk...

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Man of the Hour – Menino is in Top Form During East Boston Event

April 13, 2011
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More than 600 people attended Mayor Thomas Menino’s fundraiser at the Logan Hilton on Sunday morning. By any measure, it was a huge time for the mayor who made remarks that on the one hand will keep him a contender for a possible next term while at the same time prevented his present term...

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Petruccelli’s Expanded Gambling Bill a Roadmap the Governor will Approve

April 6, 2011
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Our State Senator Anthony Petruccelli has filed legislation that provides for an expanded gambling bill that the Senate would likely pass and which he would like to place on the governor’s desk in a matter of weeks. Our Representative Carlo Basile has co-sponsored the bill. He is right to do so. Speed is of...

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