Editorials

Greenway Conservancy Hiring the Right People for the Jobs

An important position has been filled at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, that will hopefully advance initiatives like the Greenway Wall at Dewey Square, ensure rotating programs of high quality art along the mile and a half park and become integral to the 2015 installation and programming around a city scaled aerial sculpture by...

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City Needs Casino Funds to Meet Transportation Needs

Reportedly, a casino in Everett will generate 31,000 new vehicle trips on an average day. That’s more trips that the richest man in the world, Warren Buffett, makes to the bank every day. Several weeks ago, the mayor allegedly sent a letter to the commission saying the city reserves its rights to legally challenge...

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The Bridges of Suffolk County

Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes. Here’s an update of what is happening, starting with the bridge farthest away from the downtown and moving east. Prepare yourself for lots of new...

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Investment Fraud can be Prevented

Investment fraud has become a serious undertaking causing hard-working people many financial problems and it continues on a major scale. While all kinds of people get caught up in these scams, it seems senior citizens are most vulnerable to investment fraud. One way to protect against investment fraud is talking to the Secretary of...

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Vote No on Question 2

Changing the state’s Bottle Bill by expanding the beverage container deposit law is not a good idea. Since a reported ninety percent of households currently have access to curbside and community recycling programs, the state should be focusing on what works instead of expanding this totally outdated, insufficient and inconvenient system. The expansion bill...

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BRA Modernization System: A Great Leap in the Right Direction

An newly designed online portal web-based system at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will significantly reduce the current reliance on paper documents as the primary method of receiving letters of intent, project notification forms, notice of project changes and other items that are crucial to the Article 80 development review process. The new modernized...

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Boston Public Market Forms New Partnership

October 8, 2014
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The Trustees of Reservations and the Boston Public Market slated to open at a permanent, indoor location on the Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station in 2015, have announced an important new partnership that will bring the Trustee’s experience and expertise in community programming to the planned public market. An area dedicated to...

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A Dog Park Will Help Resolve Problems

Besides North End dog owners being responsible citizens by picking up after their pets and abiding by the leash law, a dog park is needed in the community which will help resolve some of the so-called problems being generated by neighborhood residents in search of answers. Dog issues in the North End or in...

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MassDOT North End RFPs Public Meeting

North End/Waterfront residents should plan to attend a MassDOT public meeting to discuss Requests For Proposals for state owned properties in the community. MassDOT will be soliciting feedback from the community on the RFPs for Parcel 11A located at the corner of Hanover and Cross Streets, adjacent to the former Mother Anna’s Restaurant and...

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From Our Readers

Let Us Play Bingo! Dear Editor, Ever since last spring. The BHA has been attempting to create a culture of boredom and strife between themselves and the residents of Ausonia Apartments in the North End. They took away our BINGO games, a most vital mode of socialization, relaxation and entertainment for not only the...

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