Editorials

The More Things Change . . .

Larry DiCara remembers his first encounter with Mayor Kevin White. It was 1971. DiCara was newly elected to the Boston City Council. The mayor phoned. Would DiCara meet with him? The young DiCara, outfitted in his best suit, entered the mayor’s office at the new city hall. White stood at the window overlooking Faneuil...

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ABCD’s Grandparent Program Celebrates Half a Century of Service

The Regional Review recognizes the effects of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) on its half a century of caring through its Foster Grandparent Program and the hundreds of volunteers that were recently honored for their dedicated services over 50 years of providing quality service to youth. Foster grandparents (low-income-seniors) are volunteers age 55...

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Mayor/Council Take Action on Fuel Emission

The Regional Review applauds Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston City Council, including North End Councilor Sal LaMattina, for putting together and passing an ordinance to protect air quality throughout the city by reducing harmful fuel emissions created by diesel fuel and idling. City owned or leased vehicles and those used by its...

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Opinion

June 23, 2015
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Neighborhood Walks produce positive results Neighborhood engagement walks with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and other city departments turned out to be positive events, based on a report issued by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The report, a comprehensive evaluation of every street in Boston and the action taken to resolve some of the...

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Opinion

June 18, 2015
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NEWNC totally disregards abutters’ concerns The North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) was elected by residents to represent their interests and concerns, not their personal opinion on each issue that goes before them. Case in point, every abutter to a proposal at 3-5 Quincy Place, that attended the Council’s June public monthly meeting  in one...

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Love in the Lab

Kerfuffle. Brouhaha, contretemps, a wrangle, rumpus, melee, a ruckus, a to-do. It is curious that some of the best words in the English language describe a commotion, a disturbance, a fuss. My big American Heritage dictionary, published in 2000, strangely does not include the word. But the online Oxford English Dictionary traces its origin...

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Head Start Celebrates 50 of Service

Head Start, a program of Action of Boston Community recently celebrated fifty years (1965-2015) of providing low-income children and their families on the path to success in school and life. Head Start has served tens of thousands of children from Boston from disadvantaged families, making hope and opportunity a part of everyday life who...

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St. John School Celebrates 120 Years of Service

Saint John Parochial School in the North End has celebrated 120 years of quality teaching and neighborhood commitment. For well over a century St. John School has provided education and social skills to thousands of students and many out of school events, activities and programs for students, their families, local residents and friends of...

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Opinion

June 11, 2015
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Boston 2024 Olympic Report will answer tax question Having the 2024 Summer Olympics with Boston as a host city without using taxpayer’s money is the real question on just about everyone’s mind, especially the Governor and Mayor. Boston 2024 will apparently make public, this month, a revamped bid book that will spell out what...

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Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile

The world has changed. Our cars are more efficient and safer than they were a couple of decades ago. We used to be concerned about the Soviet Union. Now it is Russia. At one time women stayed home and took care of children. Now almost 70 percent of mothers with young children work at...

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