Category: Editorials

Getting Better with Time

It is very rare for the Boston City Councillor from East Boston to receive top billing in a lead Boston Globe editorial yet this is exactly what occurred recently for our Councillor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina’s efforts to control the ugliness…

Gambling Commission Choices Being Made

Time is rapidly approaching when the State’s newly authorized gambling commission must be in working order and ready for the mandate set by the Legislature when it passed the expanded gambling bill which allows casinos in Massachusetts. The timely naming…

Fares are Rising

The MBTA is saying that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods…

Good Luck, Diane Modica

Last week, Diane Modica was installed as the President of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. Modica is among the most widely known and supremely capable women in this neighborhood, having served as a Boston City Councilor from East Boston.…

Ten Days Away

Can you believe, spring training begins in Florida in ten days. The Red Sox have already sent their equipment to the Sunshine state and their new manager Bobby Valentine is said to be ready to go. Perhaps the Red Sox…

28 Million and Rising

We again ask Massport to pay close attention to the increasing difficulties that come with servicing 28 million passengers coming and going from Logan Airport in a single year. That number will easily reach 30 million in the next three…

Lowell Richards

The death of Lowell Richards is a loss for East Boston, for his family and for all of us who knew him and respected the good work he did as the head of development for Massport. Mr. Richards was a…

Kevin White

Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury…

A Doubleheader

This neighborhood is facing two huge possibilities – the possible licensing of a casino at Suffolk Downs with horse racing continuing as it has for 75 years and the remaking of the East Boston waterfront by developers eager to take…