Category: Editorials

Happy Hanukkah

The eight-day observance of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, gets underway this Thursday, December 10, and will culminate next Friday, December 18. In summary, Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees — a group of fierce warriors who used…

Pearl Harbor Was 79 Years Ago

It was 79 years ago this week — December 7 — that the nation of Japan launched its attack on Pearl Harbor. The very next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt convened a joint session of Congress in which he famously…

Letter to the Editor

Finalize, Pass and Enact a COVID Relief Package To the Editor: With Election Day well behind us and most races settled, we renew our urgent request for action to help stave off further job loss on Main Street, especially as…

Judge Ferrino

The passing last week of Judge Joseph V. Ferrino marks the end of an era in the East Boston and Winthrop area. It is fair to say that there is no person who has been more impactful and was more…

Together, We Must Stop the MBTA Service Cuts

By Senator Sal DiDomenico  The MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board recently released their “Forging Ahead Initiative,” a series of ill-conceived cuts to MBTA services that will have devastating (and likely long-lasting) impacts on those who rely on public transit to get to and…

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America.  Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning,…

Enjoy the Holiday Safely

We would be remiss if we did not remind our readers to enjoy the holiday weekend, but to do so safely. The pandemic is spreading like widlfire across our nation, shattering previous records of infection on a daily basis and requiring all…