Editorials

Thank You Boston EMS

In honor of National EMS Week, May 17 – 23, I would like to recognize the men and women of Boston Emergency Medical Service—public safety professionals who have a truly remarkable lifesaving impact. National EMS Week brings together communities and medical personnel to highlight safety and honor the dedication of those who provide vital day-to-day...

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Downtown View:Recycle City

We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the climate change deniers, the clean coal boosters, the natural gas pipeline aficionados and the people who lack concern about fossil fuels damaging our air and...

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NEWNC Deserve Support and Respect

All the votes have been counted and six North End residents have been reelected or elected to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) an advisory board that works with City Hall and local elected officials. The 12-member body is charged with the responsibility of protecting the neighborhood from over development,...

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Maria Lanza a Solid Community Person

In her second candidacy, Maria Lanza topped the ticket in the yearly North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election picking up over fifty percent of the votes cast by residents. Lanza was the youngest person elected to serve on the Council in 2013 missing the top spot by just seven votes. Born and raised...

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Support North End Small Businesses

No one needs to be reminded of the nasty 2015 winter season that created massive problems and budget strains across the state including small businesses. While North End businesses have since weathered the winter season, it is taking a toll on the usual economic status, especially on the weekends when the community is very...

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National Fingerprint Background Checks a Must

A plan adopted as an amendment to the House’s budget proposal would require prospective foster parents to pass a national fingerprint background check before being allowed to take in at- risk kids should be passed when both branches meet to hash out any differences including those on specific amendments. The amendment would be a...

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Downtown View:City Life Is A Sharing Life

So many people decide to move into the city—what might they be expecting? Convenient trips to the movies, the opera, the symphony, the theater. Walk-to restaurants, bars, parks and libraries. Shops and supermarkets that make deliveries. All these benefits exist. The most frequent activity, though, may be a surprise to a former suburbanite shedding...

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Boston Landmarks Commission Celebrating 40 Years of Service

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is celebrating its 40th year of serving the city and its residents effectively. Established in 1975 to identify and protect Boston’s historic buildings, structures, the area and sites, BLC is the city’s preservation planning agency. It reviews development and demolition activities affecting older properties, delivers public information and assistance...

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NEAA Baseball Runs on Sponsorships

The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) Baseball Program is a well organized league that provides much needed recreational activities to over 150 local players. The program includes: Majors and Minor League teams and a T-Ball program. Players have a full regular-season, playoffs, and All Star Game, participation in several tournaments in other parts of...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

In the last three weeks, one vehicle on my block was not towed on street cleaning days. This has never happened in the last decade. The debris under those cars sat there for two weeks. A South End resident said a car on her street last week was not towed. Again, the cigarette butts,...

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