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West End Library to celebrate 120th Birthday On Thursday, February 8, 2016, the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street will celebrate its 120th Birthday of provided exemplary public service to the community. The library opened in the Old West Church and has continuously made available lectures, discussions, holiday and historical events and parties for...

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Property owners need to make repairs Dear Editor, There has been a problem that I would like to discuss with whomever will listen. What can be done when property owners do not keep up with repairs to their property, namely one problem I’ve noticed is the faulty drain pipes and down spouts.  In the...

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City Sets New Affordable Housing Yearly Record

In the year 2015, Boston has set a new record for creating new units of affordable housing, permitted in a single year with the new number of 1,022 surpassing the old record of 862 and 2004. With 19 percent of its housing units reserved to help house its low and moderate income residents, Boston’s...

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MBTA Needs Fixing Fast

MBTA service has become deplorable and the T budget continues to be inadequate to meet the needs of the public transit system. What else is new? One of the solutions that hopefully will make things better is an increase in fares. Heard that before. There are major repairs needed throughout the system but the...

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Gun Violence Has No Place in Our Neighborhoods

By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to access...

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Opinion

January 22, 2016
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News on Gaming Commission Attorney General Maura Healey’s investigation revealed that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has been violating the State’s Open Meeting Law by conducting public business during closed-door member lunches on a regular basis. Healey’s report clearly stated “Discussion of matters related to the operation of the Commission appears to have become a...

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Downtown View:Up to the Job?

January is a good time to visit the World Trade Center site in New York City. The crowds are smaller than in July. El Niño makes it warm enough for the water to cascade freely over the edges of the two square, black sunken fountains marking the locations of the destroyed towers. Calatrava’s soaring...

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New Drug Abuse Prevention Ideas Needed

Drugs is not a four-letter word but it should be. Single-handedly, drug usage is destroying neighborhoods at an alarming pace and there seems to be no real answer to controlling the major problem that will simply not go away. City, State and Federal programs do not appear to be working as they are intended...

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Governor’s Economic Plan Heading Down the Right Track

The State’s economic development plan laying the foundation for Governor Charlie Baker’s administration legislative initiatives have the Governor’s John Hancock. “This economic development plan is an important statement of our administration’s priorities and values,” Baker said in a statement. The plan which received unanimous backing of the Economic Development Planning Council was put together...

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Opinion

January 7, 2016
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Community involvement a good New Year’s resolution A great way to begin the New Year is to make an honest attempt to get involved up close and personal with the North End/Waterfront neighborhood and give something back to the community which is a terrific place to live, work and enjoy. Volunteering sometime will go...

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