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Editorials | East Boston Times-Free Press | Page 81

Editorials

Out with the Old, in with the New

December 29, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Christmas 2010

December 22, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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CLOSING SCHOOLS

December 16, 2010
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Superintendent Johnson is making a tough — but inevitable — decision Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Johnson is doing the right thing by suggesting to close or to combine at least 18 public schools in the Boston Public School system. The estimated savings, according to Johnson, would be about $10 million and would go...

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Mayor On The Mend – Menino Returns Home

December 7, 2010
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For those of you who value the friendship and well-being of Mayor Thomas Menino, it came as very good news that the mayor returned home Tuesday morning after a stay in the hospital. He said he hated being in the hospital, which is an understatement and that he would rather have been just about...

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Chuck Turner – Councillor is removed by his colleagues

December 7, 2010
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The Boston City Council expelled one its own last week when it voted to remove Councillor Charlie Turner. The vote was 11-1 with Councillor Charles Yancy voting against expulsion. Councillor Sal LaMattina voted for the expulsion and in public comments he made, revealed that as much as he considered Turner a loyal colleague, he...

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December 7, 1941 – A day that would live in infamy

December 7, 2010
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President Franklin Roosevelt called the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor a day that would live in infamy. And it surely has, although what the Japanese began, the Americans finished. What began with an effort in world domination, ended with the complete defeat of their nation, the destruction of their cities and means of production...

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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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