Editorials

Special Anniversary – Here’s to hoping Suffolk Downs celebrates another 75 years in East Boston

April 30, 2010
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In our rapidly changing society, just about nothing remains the same forever. Not much remains the same for five years anymore. How about an East Boston business being around for more than seven decades and announcing it is celebrating its 75th Anniversary? We are writing of Suffolk Downs, which is celebrating its 75th birthday....

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Quicker is Better – Senate slow-down makes no sense

April 21, 2010
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During the first two years of the Civil War, the Union Army was camped on the banks of the Potomac River. General Robert E. Lee’s army was embanked on the other side, at times, almost within site of the Union Army observers. President Lincoln’s chief General George McClellan repeatedly asked Lincoln for more troops...

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Count On It – Casino gambling looks like a done deal

April 7, 2010
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s expanded gambling bill was released to the public and voted on a day later by a House committee that reported it to the floor of the House for further action. That action is expected next week and if all goes according to the script, the expanded gambling bill will be...

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Operating Room – Movers and shakers mark the passage of health care reform bill in East Boston

March 31, 2010
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The recently passed health care reform bill brought a number of heavy hitters to East Boston last Friday to tout the bill in front of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. It was an afternoon of great theater for Senator John Kerry, Representative Ed Markey and our own Congressman Mike Capuano – all of...

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Internet Cafe – New business on Meridian Street deserves a beer and wine license

March 31, 2010
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There is a new business about to locate on Meridian Street that is going to be East Boston’s first ever Internet café – in other words, this is a business that will cater to those who will frequent an environment that offers the Internet and good food and drink. This is exactly the type...

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Health Care for All – But at what cost?

March 23, 2010
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The Democrats celebrated a triumph when the health care reform bill passed Sunday. It was a victory for the 30 million or so Americans who cannot afford to have health insurance. It was also a victory for those who have children or family members applying for health insurance with pre-existing conditions. They can no...

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Growing Better – Maverick Gardens is a shining example of positive development

March 19, 2010
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The new Maverick Gardens development is an example of a building project well done. The development is esthetic, with a great design sense and as time passes, residents have come to appreciate how well built the units are and how well maintained the project remains since it was finished a relatively short time ago....

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The Libraries – East Boston might be caught in the middle

March 11, 2010
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With two branch libraries, East Boston is a likely contender to lose at least one of them in the round of closings that are expected as part of a streamlining of the Boston Public Library. If one of two is lost in this neighborhood, it is not the end of the world, although many...

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Chelsea St. Bridge – A connection between the past and future

March 11, 2010
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East Boston residents with an interest in extraordinary building and construction projects should ride by the Chelsea Street Bridge everyday. If you do this, you will experience the ongoing construction of a brand new and architecturally exciting steel bridge over the Chelsea River, which connects Chelsea with East Boston. There has been a drawbridge...

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Trash and Litter – As the snow lifts, a new problem is revealed

March 4, 2010
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Once again, East Boston’s streets and sidewalks all need a good sweeping as the long winter has caused trash to be strewn everywhere. The snow has melted; the trash locked in the ice and under the snow for so many months has appeared in full blossom. It is ugly. It is frustrating to look...

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