Editorials

Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 13, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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Combating Climate Change Can Produce Economic Gain

October 5, 2018
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Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can benefit macroeconomically—if they prioritize the most economically efficient measures for mitigating emissions. The Economic Case for Combating Climate Change, a report released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the BCG Henderson Institute, shows that most countries can achieve 75 percent to 90 percent...
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The Columbus Day Parade Committee Deserves Praise

October 5, 2018
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After the cancellation of the Columbus Day Parade two years ago due to heavy rain the Columbus Day Parade Committee has worked tirelessly to make Sunday’s parade is bigger and better than ever. While many were disappointed in the cancellation of the neighborhood-wide daylong celebration organizers like Joseph Ruggiero, Buddy Mangini, George Gambale, Jim...
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Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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Are you Curious or Worried about Vaping?    Dear Editor, This summer the Massachusetts Department of Public Health launched a statewide information campaign called The New Look of Nicotine Addiction and it’s all about vaping.  The Website of the campaign, GetOutraged.org, is a resource to help parents of teenagers better understand what vaping is,...
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Recovery is Personal to Me – and to All of Us

September 27, 2018
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Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the State Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for the city if I...
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Thank You to East Boston Little League

September 27, 2018
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In last week’s newspaper, the coverage of the annual Little League Banquet was reported.  In looking over the pictures, we noticed as big a smile on the faces of the coaches and officers of the East Boston Little League as the players. These volunteers deserve to be thanked. The long hours that these volunteers...
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Letters to the Editor

September 20, 2018
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Boston needs to become a livable city again To the Editor, As someone who grew up in working class Lower Roxbury/ South End in the 50s and 60s, I can remember a time when housing costs were not a major factor in finding apartments to raise families. In comparison to other necessities at that...
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Looking for a Shared Vision

September 20, 2018
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Like many neighborhoods throughout Boston and major cities across the nation, East Boston is experiencing a period of rapid growth and change. Surrounded by water and accessible by the MBTA’s Blue Line, East Boston’s diversity, vibrant communities, active parks and open space, and strong network of non-profit and civic groups continue to make the...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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Happy Rosh Hashanah

September 14, 2018
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We join the community in wishing our friends and neighbors of the Jewish faith a happy and healthy New Year. Rosh Hashanah began Sunday night at Jewish places of worship and the services include the traditional sounding of the shofar. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement, which begins next Tuesday at...
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