Monthly Archives: December 2014

Baker Already Wrongly Opposing Legislation

Governor elect Charlie Baker has not even been sworn in to office and he’s already opposing issues on Beacon Hill. His chair isn’t even warm and he’s attempting to railroad legislation that would give House staffers a six-percent pay raise. These employees are probably the lowest paid personnel in the State House and deserves...

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Don’t do Stupid Stuff

Hillary Clinton distanced herself from President Obama’s cautionary guide to international relations. But I thought his motto was good advice for most matters. Not that I’ve always avoided doing stupid stuff, and you can probably think of a few times you’ve not followed that advice either. When individuals do stupid stuff, it’s usually a...

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Obituaries 12-09-2014

Vincent Anthony Paulo Of Revere, Formerly of the North End Vincent Anthony Paulo of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on December 2. He was 84 years old. A self-employed produce worker, he was the beloved companion of 37 years to Patricia E. Donoghue of Revere; dear brother of Dominic Paulo...

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City Continues to Overhaul Licensing and Permitting

December 23, 2014
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Customer experience that is easy and reliable for citizens that use or will use the City of Boston’s Licensing and Permitting Systems is the next step in the overhaul of a system that issues 60 different types of permits, totaling approximately 86,000 permits annually, according to a press release issued on December 1. The...

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LaMattina Supports Alternative to Cabs

December 23, 2014
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District One Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina let his feelings be fully known at a recent Council meeting related to establishing regulations that will let popular ridesharing services such as Uber X and Lyft stay on Boston roads under rules like those that govern taxis. It appears that the Councilor has had too many...

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Opinion

December 23, 2014
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Don’t remove North Square chains The maritime designed chains in North Square are from the USS Constitution and were placed in North Square around the time of the 1976 Bicentennial and should remained in the public square. Boston Public Works (BPW) needs to reconsider removing the chains in their ongoing design process. Many residents...

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Elevator Inspection Needs Improvement

The up and down issues of inspecting the safety of elevators in the state has increased according to a report prepared by the State Auditor’s Office.                 A backlog of elevator inspections has increased since a 2010 audit, even though the Department of Public Safety has hired more inspectors, the report indicated.                 The...

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Commuter Rail on Time Record Needs Improvement

For the last four months commuter rails have been running late.                 Since a new French transit company took over the service, including its performance in October tying the lowest on-time rate in a single month since 2011.                 While Keolis Commuter Services has been handed $434 in fines, the on-time service has to...

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Mayor Appoints North End Resident to Cultural Council

December 4, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has appointed North End resident Ann Moritz to the 15-member Boston Cultural Council which includes representatives from every City Council District and Boston’s wide array of arts and culture disciplines.                 The Council consists of all volunteers that will help the city determine the best way to determine how allocated...

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NEMPAC Forming Band of Volunteers

December 4, 2014
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is recruiting a group of diverse and dedicated volunteers to join their team.                 “Our goal is to have regularly scheduled meetings to plan the logistics and participation in upcoming events,” Sherri Snow Executive Director said.                 “The core team will be the foundation of creating...

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