Editorials

Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Some agencies looking to purchase nursing home There appears to be some positive things going on with the status of the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street since the community and local elected officials expressed their anger when the operator Partners revealed their intention to sell the building and move...

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Moving Forward

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of November 9th, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday...

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High School Starting Hour-Change Not As Easy As ABCD

Boston High School students could be facing possible later starting times as early as 2018 based on a public hearing held by the Boston City Council to examine the pros and cons that a change could present. Parental support is paramount before this change could be established in the school system. Transportation to and...

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Save Our North End Waterfront Group Awaits DEP Policy Change Ruling

The comment period relating to finalizing a temporary policy change in Boston Harbor by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has gone by the boards. If DEP makes the policy official, it would have a direct impact on a proposal by Phillip DeNormandie’s plans to build a luxury hotel at Lewis Wharf on the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   NEWRA trashes term by-law change A moved to change the North End/Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) term limits for officers from two to four years was defeated by the non-profit community organization, and it should have been denied. Since its inception, NEWRA has always insisted that terms for officers remained at...

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A Message for Boston Principals: Thank You

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Behind every strong school is strong leadership. I know Boston Public Schools are strong. We are a community, and together, we are working hard to continue guiding our schools and our children towards academic success. With the help and coordination of administrators, teachers, students and the greater community, we’ve...

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Raising Parking Fines During Garden Events Will Open Up Residential Spaces

Raising parking fines in the North End during TD Garden events will deter event goers from taking up valuable residential spots in the North End. Receiving a $40 ticket for taking up a residential space is probably less money than utilizing a paid-parking lot and it is convenient as well. Making sure these spaces...

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Granting Parking Policy Requests Add to North End Problems

One of the longest impossibly unresolvable issues in the City of Boston is on-street parking. Neighborhoods, especially the North End, are experiencing the brunt of the problem more and more each day. Currently, the City is allowing residents to park in a public-school yard and a public playground to help alleviate some of the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Businesses support many local events Local businesses have really come forward by supporting many North End events, field trips and activities hosted by several neighborhood organizations at different venues throughout the community. Too often the business community is criticized for many reasons but they don’t receive the recognition they deserve for...

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AirBNB and Other Online Rental Sites a Concern

By Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina I have file for a Hearing regarding AirBNB and other online rental sites that are popping up all over our City.  This has been an issue and concern that I have had for a while. I have heard from my constituents that they have concerns about living next...

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