Editorials

Leash Law Still Being Abused in Community

North End/Waterfront residents still have their sights set on leash law problems that they claim occurs every day, mostly in public parks. Dogs are running uncontrolled and there appears to be no end in sight because the city doesn’t have the manpower or other resources to respond to these leash law violators. It appears...

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North End Still the Safest Boston Neighborhood

Based on several reports issued by the District A-1 Boston Police Department released at the North End Public Safety monthly meeting the community still ranks as the safest neighborhood in Boston. While police are still struggling to reduce crime of all kinds in many other neighborhoods, the North End crime rate continues to decrease...

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Yes on Question Two

Fenway Park filled to the brim with plastic bottles. That dramatic image conveys the volume of bottle litter we throw away in Massachusetts each year. Most of it gets deposited in landfills. Some litter lingers in our gutters, along the roads, across the beaches and on the sidewalks. It’s pretty gross. It is irresponsible...

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Boston City Councilors Deserve Pay Raise

Boston City Councilors are entitled to a pay raise. They worked very hard to attempt to make the city a great place to live and work. Being an elected member of the Council is a 24-7 job that requires much attention to requests and suggestions from Bostonians made on a daily basis. A lot...

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Waterfront Residents Oppose Lewis Wharf Proposal

An informational meeting with the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to discuss a potential proposal to develop a boutique hotel and approximately 30-50 residential units on the existing pilings of Lewis Wharf, a throng of Waterfront residents opposed the idea. They actually filled the Nazzaro Center Hall, the hallways and were picketing outside of...

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FOCCP a Super Good Neighbor

The neighborhood has several non-profit organizations that make the community a terrific place to live, work and play. One of these, all volunteer groups is the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP)  which is compromised North End/Waterfront residents and the business community. FOCCP’s goal and purpose is to further the restoration, protection, preservation, care,...

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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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