Editorials

Congressman’s travels – Capuano is on his own — and that’s just fine

October 14, 2009
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The Boston Globe this week made a big fuss over our Congressman Mike Capuano’s $24,000 spent on congressional travel to foreign nations during the past few years. The inference, if one was to be drawn, is that Capuano, now seeking Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, has been profligate in spending government money during foreign travels....

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A Fitting Gateway – New bridge will be a sight to behold

October 14, 2009
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As odd as this may sound to those of us so used to the Chelsea Street Bridge as an ugly monstrosity – it is the gateway to East Boston and vice versa – the gateway to Chelsea. The new bridge going up is going to be a masterpiece of modern engineering and construction. There...

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Cover up? Hardly – E-mail controversy is a tempest in a teapot

October 7, 2009
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The big to-do that the Boston dailies are trying to trump up over a bunch of useless e-mails erased by the mayor’s assistant Michael Kineavy is truly a tempest in a teapot. It is a hurricane without winds or rain, a tornado without a swirling funnel cloud, and an earthquake without a tremor —...

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The Mayoral Team – Flaherty’s promise sends the wrong message

October 7, 2009
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East Boston voters hoping for a change at city hall will not be impressed by the promise made by mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty to primary loser Sam Yoon. Flaherty promised Yoon he could be the deputy mayor (a position which would have to be created) in return for Yoon’s support in the time up...

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Kiwanian of the Year – Congratulations, Nick Moscaritolo

October 7, 2009
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We want to congratulate Nicholas Moscaritolo, one of this neighborhood’s most respected and distinguished residents, on being honored by the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Moscaritolo is much more than the Kiwanian of the Year – an award which he received last week at a wonderful affair held in his honor at Spinellis. Mr. Moscaritolo has...

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It’s only the beginning – Capuano has time to catch Coakley

October 3, 2009
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Our Congressman Mike Capuano is reaching for the stars as he attempts to gain the US Senate seat held by the late Edward Kennedy. In order to gain victory in such an attempt, Capuano must literally and figuratively come out of himself. That is, he must act in every way more like a US...

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On to November – Menino and Flaherty move on to general election

October 3, 2009
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Mayor Thomas Menino will be facing Councillor Michael Flaherty in the Election Day final that is six weeks away. Despite a great deal of voter unrest, voter dissatisfaction with the economy and with government, Menino survived a strong challenge from three opponents. However, Flaherty, City Councillor Sam Yoon and businessman Kevin McCrea combined didn’t...

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One Step Closer – Casinos are starting to look like a sure bet

September 24, 2009
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With the support of Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo now a reality, casino gambling has taken a large, incremental step closer. With State Senate President Therese Murray also on board, this leaves only the governor to weigh in, and the debate will be virtually at an end, although there will be meetings, public...

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Go All In – Casinos are a better deal than slots

September 19, 2009
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Speaker Robert DeLeo, formerly of East Boston and now of Winthrop, is believed to be in favor of introducing slot machines into the state’s remaining tracks before going to the full casino concept. Speaker DeLeo has his own mind, and lately, he’s not afraid of using it. He has shown an ability to steer...

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Labor Day ‘09

September 12, 2009
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Labor Day has come and gone, finishing off the half-summer during this, the fall of our discontent. The government estimates that 14 million Americans are out of work. The unemployment rate is 9.7 percent and rising, although the numbers of those losing jobs is declining. We all know that the world economy was turned...

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