Editorials

Thank You for Making Boston Shines A Success

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh We’re entering into one of the most beautiful times of the year: early summer, where Boston’s citizens congregate outside to enjoy the warming weather and celebrate the start of the summer season. That’s why last month Boston’s community came together to clean the streets of Boston through the City’s Boston...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella NEAA seeks golf sponsors for annual fundraiser The North End Athletic Association (NEAA) will hold its annual benefit golf tournament at the Andover Country Club on Canterbury Road on Monday, August 8 with a shotgun start of 7am. This is the Association’s major fundraiser that helps provide recreational events, field trips,...

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Our Opinions

Mayor’s traffic measures will create a safer city Strong measures aimed at ensuring safe and reliable travel on city streets was a key component in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s fiscal year 2017 budget. A total of $3.1 million for FY 17 and $9.3 million over the next three years will help eliminate traffic fatalities...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Just the facts need to be discussed Having written on this subject several times in the past, it has once again become a subject that needs to be repeated. Allowing people to speak on proposals presented to the two North End/Waterfront Advisory Groups, who express how wonderful applicants are, good neighbors...

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All City Events Should Have Input from Residents

A comprehensive review of the city’s management of large-scale events has been set in place by Mayor Martin J. Walsh covering all the necessary things to do but it doesn’t mention community import that the Review is aware of. Making sure that city agencies have the right training and tools to deal with large-scale...

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Six Elected NEWNC Members Up to the Task

Six North End residents have been selected to serve two-year terms on the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) a nonprofit organization that acts as an advisory board to City Hall. Three incumbents and three new board members won seats on the Counsel. They will join five other members that have one-year left on their...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   A new community center would be a great addition to the neighborhood A study to find a site for the new community center, built from the ground up or in a renovated facility in the North End has been announced by the City of Boston Public Facilities Department is a...

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Downtown View:Pockets of Diversity

A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the speakers interesting and the topic of how historic preservation fits into contemporary urban life...

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Marijuana Legalization Question on November Ballot

While November is still a long way from now, it’s plenty of time for voters to contemplate on a proposed ballot question relating to the legalization of marijuana for those 21 and older. The proposed question calls for licensing, regulation, production, taxes and distribution in a manner similar to alcohol. Marijuana advocacy groups believe...

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Budget Includes Many North End Needed Projects

In its Fiscal Year 2017 budget Boston managed to come up with $1.9 million for Paul Revere Mall (Prado) improvements that residents and some non-profit agencies have requested for dire renovations. Site furnishings, pathways, landscaping, utility work on the fountain and Paul Revere equestrian improvement fall into the budget for the largest public walkway...

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