Editorials

Remember the Host – Neighborhood deserves new revenue streams for serving as home to a casino

June 17, 2010
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We are in favor of a casino in Suffolk Downs as part of the state’s expanded gambling venue. As we have written many times, a casino means many new jobs, hundreds of millions in new construction and infra structure investment and new taxes for the state – and for the city of Boston. The...

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Center of Town – The revitalization of Maverick Square

June 17, 2010
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There is a new and better energy in Maverick Square. It is apparent to everyone who transits through the square that the place is being remade entirely. Now with the new health center facility about to break ground, the square will be remade once again. Store fronts have been refurbished, and in the most...

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Leo Mahoney

June 10, 2010
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The owner of Eastern Minerals left quite a legacy – and that legacy was built by a man whose word was his bond and who very badly wanted to do the right thing when it was necessary. For many, many years Mr. Mahoney bore the brunt of serious efforts to dislodge him from his...

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It’s Not Enough – Firefighters offer is inadequate

June 10, 2010
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Let’s face it. If Boston’s firefighters were asking for a 19% raise and the economy was flying and unemployment was low and business expansion was robust, would anyone care? But the economy is retrograde. It is weak and ineffectual when compared to three years ago. In fact, the national economy and the local economy...

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The Local Economy – Gambling bill grows more important by the day

May 26, 2010
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Everything has changed about the national and local economies since the near collapse of the banking system in 2008. That near calamity has turned the economic system upside down. Locally, nearly all business expansion has come to a stop. Foreclosures are abundant and their numbers are growing. Jobs are scarce. Unemployment remains unusually high...

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Celtic Pride Hoop team drives toward another title

May 19, 2010
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It was like a return to yesterday when the Celtics beat Orlando over the weekend. The Celtics looked like Celtics champions of old – that is – proving on the court that a single superstar is no competition when faced with the collective talent of a team. The Celtics may or may not prevail,...

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Finish It – Residents deserve a completed health study

May 19, 2010
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Massport should pay for the completion of a nearly ten year study about the impact of the airport on local health because the state has no money to do so is a good idea. About $200,000 is needed to complete the study, which seeks to measure the effects of planes flying overhead on everyone’s...

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Under-Utilized – The East Boston waterfront is ripe for development — and good ideas

May 12, 2010
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With the positive exception of a few developments on Sumner Street during the past five years, the East Boston waterfront remains as it has been, as it might always be – relatively empty and under-utilized and awaiting a great new day. The great years of the real estate expansion have come and gone. The...

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The Bridge – Quite a contrast between old and new

May 12, 2010
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Construction of the Chelsea Street Bridge is moving forward at a rapid clip. The East Boston side of the bridge is the new center of gravity for the project for the next few weeks. The contrast between the old and new is profound. The old rusting hulk looks corrosive and ugly compared with the...

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The Glass is Half Full – Water fiasco provides an opportunity to get answers to vital questions

May 8, 2010
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The great water crisis of 2010 has passed, and with it, the understanding that Greater Bostonians for all our bluster and modern might, had no clean water – about two million of us in all – from Saturday to Tuesday morning. When the pipe burst in Weston on Saturday and the water system was...

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