Editorials

Boston is Going Fiber

By Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh This week I announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both...

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We Need A Transportation Transformation

by Michelle Wu,                         Boston City Council President As a new mom, I think often about the world that my one-year-old son will grow up in. Twenty years from now, what will Boston look like? As excited as I am about the future of our city, one worry looms large: the increasing threat to our...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Taste of the North End benefits many neighborhood programs Many of the neighborhood’s best restaurants will get together at the 23rd annual Taste of the North End scheduled for Friday, April 29 at the Steriti Memorial Rink on Commercial Street to celebrate culture and to give back to local organizations providing...

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Redevelopment Authority Mission Overhaul on Target

In response and feedback from the community over the past two-years Mayor Martin J Walsh has embarked on a mission to overhaul the organizational identity of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). His goal is to provide better services to the people of Boston and to inspire greater trust and confidence in the city’s planning...

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MBTA Completes Government Station Reconstruction on Time and Under Budget

The MBTA recently opened the new Government Center Station after two-years of reconstruction for a fully accessible, safer, modern and a more comfortable facility. Completed on time and under budget, the project represents another step forward as the MBTA works to improve the core system for commuters by connecting City Hall and Government Center....

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   City’s small business plan a positive economic move The City of Boston’s first small business plan appears to be a solid guide towards supporting these businesses as they start and grow in Boston. Small businesses are a critical engine of the city’s economy and they warrant support in the best...

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MBTA’s Performance Dashboard a Positive and Useful Tool

MBTA users can now, for the first time, track the daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and all 750 bus routes through the newly created performance dashboard that provides the public the ability to look at the lines or routes for an entire day or just during rush hour periods. The MBTA’s...

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Today is Election Day- Get Out and Vote

Today, Tuesday, April 12 is a State Senate special election with seven candidates seeking to fill the vacancy left open by the retirement of Senator Anthony Petrucelli. Parts of the Senate District includes the North End/Waterfront neighborhood which has been well represented in the past. The Regional Review encourages registered voters in the community...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella North End/Waterfront Health offers tips on how to talk to children about drugs and alcohol Many public and private agencies are dealing with drugs and alcohol use throughout the city and state in an effort to curtail the major problem that currently exists. Drug and alcohol abuse involves all ages but...

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Downtown View:Big Pharma? Try Big Fish

Last week the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center hosted Seafood Expo, a showcase of more than 1,200 fishing boat companies, seafood packagers and processors, fish farmers and suppliers to the fish industry. I went over to take a look. I became interested in fish when I visited the Seaport District. Everyone knows about the...

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