Editorials

Thanksgiving 2010

November 24, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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The Waterfront – The key word: Under-utilized

November 9, 2010
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What might have been best describes the state of the East Boston waterfront’s choicest buildable lots. They were largely vacant and under-utilized in the past. They remain largely vacant and under-utilized in the present. Only the future remains and frankly, it appears brighter than what has come before. East Boston’s waterfront missed the boom...

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Maverick Square – A welcome new face to the neighborhood

November 2, 2010
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If you commute to Boston by way of the Maverick Square T station, then you know how much has changed in the past few years. First, there is the square itself – robust, alive, different, with numerous businesses and plenty of human activity that is all within proper scale for the place. Everything about...

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Down To The Wire – Races are too close to call

October 26, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Question 3 – More will be said than done

October 21, 2010
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The State sales tax has risen to 6.25%. A ballot measure to cut the sales tax to 3% has generated an enormous response from residents across the commonwealth. Democrats and Republicans alike share the belief that the sales tax should be cut. By how much and when is the question. If the sales tax...

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Foreclosures – Many homeowners are facing a harsh reality

October 21, 2010
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Not even the most liberal among us believe that those who cannot pay their mortgages should have the government make the payments for them or to defer the inevitable by putting off a foreclosure. The real estate bust was caused by wild speculation and irresponsibility all around. All of us who own homes or...

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The New Library – Facility will be a source of pride for Eastie

October 6, 2010
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The construction of a new public library in East Boston within the next three years is proof that city hall cares about East Boston after all. The attempted closing of the Orient Heights Branch of the public library a few months back proved just the opposite – that city hall didn’t care about East...

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Maverick Square – A dash of panache to the center of town

October 6, 2010
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The new Burger King adds to the panache of Maverick Square. Who would have believed a Burger King could add to the panache of anything, let alone a place like Maverick Square, which is constantly in a state of change and evolution. The new location has been designed nicely and the construction and finish...

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The Governor’s Race – Candidates love East Boston

September 30, 2010
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A great deal of political capital and time has been spent in East Boston by Governor Deval Patrick and his opponents Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Tim Cahill. They have all visited here multiple times in the past few months – with the governor especially active in East Boston for the past year. In...

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Last Hurrah? – Pondering Mayor Menino’s future

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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