Editorials

A Rising Star: EBNHC Facility is going to be a Grand Addition

June 8, 2011
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The grand new health center building now rising in Maverick Square – the new East Boston Neighborhood Health Center facility – is now taking shape and form. When it is completed six months from now, it will represent about the most exciting single investment development in Maverick Square in the last 100 years. Not...

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Traffic Slow-Down: Bridge Closure is Causing some Headaches

June 8, 2011
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East Boston residents who tend to use the Meridian Street Bridge need to be reminded of the closure of the Chelsea Street Bridge. Until December, the Chelsea Street Bridge is being closed to so the old drawbridge can be cut apart and carted away, after which the new bridge replacing it can be completed....

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Looking Ahead: Peaceful Weekend is a Sign of Things to Come

June 1, 2011
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It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Memorial Day 2011

May 25, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...

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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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