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Editorials | East Boston Times-Free Press | Page 79

Editorials

Catastrophe in Japan – Contemplating the Unthinkable

March 16, 2011
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Many, many thoughts go through our minds whenever we are watching the television news about the ongoing disaster in Japan. Never have we seen so close up and in real time on television what a tsunami can do – and in fact – what it has done. We are all in awe of the...

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A Great Spot – the Joy of Treating Yourself to Betty Ann’s

March 16, 2011
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There is no proper way to describe just how good one feels having a bag of hot donuts from Betty Ann’s in hand and transiting back to the office early in the morning. There is a lot of anticipation that goes with returning to the office, having your coffee by your side, reaching into...

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Time to Make a Push – Expanded Gaming Legislation Needs to Be Brought Before the House

March 9, 2011
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It is the right time and we are in the right place to urge the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, to make haste in bringing to the floor of the House a new version of the expanded gambling bill. We have known the Speaker for a long, long time and what he has...

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And They’re Off! – Live Racing Set to Return to Suffolk Downs

March 3, 2011
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As we head toward spring and the rebirth of everything frozen and covered with snow and ice for months already, at least we do so in the knowledge that there will likely be 80 days of professional horse racing taking place at Suffolk Downs. All the agreements necessary to make this happen apparently came...

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Expensive Holidays – This Experiment isn’t Adding Up

March 3, 2011
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The so-called Suffolk County hack holidays – Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day – were literally done away with last year when the governor agreed with the Legislature that more money would be saved than is spent keeping Suffolk County offices open on these two days than closed.   So two important historical events...

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A Solid Return – Ryan Lee Displays an Impressive Degree of Honesty in Returning $2,000

February 23, 2011
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East Boston resident Ryan Lee found $2,000 in a plastic bag in the snow on Meridian Street two weeks ago. The Project Bread employee did not pocket the money. He took it to the District Seven police station and handed it over to the police. What he found was a deposit waiting to be...

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World Beater – The Global Reach of Dr. Gene Sharp

February 23, 2011
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Dr. Gene Sharp in our midst is a wonderful find. Inside an unassuming apartment in the neighborhood, he runs one of the most prominent information centers on how to overthrow oppressive regimes. What he runs is called the Albert Einstein Institute for Non-Violent Struggles. It is believed by other scholars that his work has...

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Sen. Petruccelli Appointment is right on the money

February 23, 2011
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We congratulate Senator Anthony Petruccelli on his recent appointment to the chair of the Banking and Financial Services Committee by Senate President Therese Murray. In this position, Senator Petruccelli will make good use of his analytical skills, which are substantial and especially meaningful for this new position as banking and finance are the pillars...

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Clean Air Act – Proposal by LaMattina and Arroyo might be a Hard Sell, but it’s Worth the Effort

February 16, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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Basile on the Rise- Rep earns a key post from the speaker

February 10, 2011
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Representative Carlo Basile has received an important post from the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. This does not come as a surprise. Basile is a loyal soldier for the speaker and the speaker has returned the support by showing that he, too, is loyal to those who are loyal to him. This is...

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