Editorials

City Appeals Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps

September 11, 2014
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The City of Boston has filed an appeal with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the 2013 Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Boston. This appeal comes after a study, completed by an independent consultant hired by the City, indicated inconsistencies and potential errors in the mapping and...

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Local Politicians Looking Towards November

September 11, 2014
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It’s getting down to the wire with the Tuesday, September 9 State Primary here. Political allegiances are now being set up for the final push to November when a democratic nominee will square off against a republican challenger for governor. On Tuesday, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli threw his support behind democratic hopeful Martha Coakley....

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Review Welcomes New Nempac Board:President

September 11, 2014
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North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) has a new President of its Board of Directors that comes to the neighborhood organization with a wealth of experience in the field of arts and a desire to make NEMPAC bigger and better. Diane Borriello Royle who recently moved to the North End and is...

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Mayor Smiles On Small Businesses

September 11, 2014
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Small business owners and entrepreneurs are now able to successfully start and grow in Boston without the lengthy process it took in the past due to several programs initiated by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Mayor is committed to making sure that small businesses throughout Boston are supported from concept to launch, including...

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Unfilled Private Details Should Go to Retired Boston Police

Allowing retired Boston Police Offices to become Special Police Officers and work private business details throughout the city will handle some of the unfilled details that occur. City officials advise that requests from private vendors, construction, utility companies and entertainment venues have increased and apparently the police department does not have enough manpower to...

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BNN Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) is celebrating 30 years of being a nationally recognized, award-winning community center which acts as a public forum for all Boston residents, non-profit and community-based organizations and educational institutions. BNN has provided these organizations with affordable training and access to emerging media technologies on a regular basis. The training of...

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The Sounds of August

Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. (first published in August, 2010)August is the melancholy month, and I’m glad it’s over. It’s all about ends. The end of the tomatoes, fresh home-grown basil, and...

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Coakley Is the Best Bet for Governor

Martha Coakley still appears to be the front runner in the September 9th Democratic Gubernatorial Primary election. A low turnout of voters will most likely put the current Attorney General (AG) over the top and a head to head contest versus a Republic opponent in the Final November election. Coakley has done an outstanding...

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Get Out and Vote on September 9

Many political experts are claiming that Tuesday, September 9 Primary Day will have a low turnout. This may be the case but not if registered voters find a little time to go to the polls and cast ballots. Democrats, Republicans and Independent voters have an opportunity to elect a new Governor, a Lieutenant Governor,...

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Spend Some Time on the Greenway/Columbus Park

While the weather continues to be beautiful, a visit to the Rose Fitzgerald Greenway and/or Christopher Columbus Park is in order. Take advantage of a terrific waterfront view, restaurants, a tot lot, a carousel and much more. The parks are a good place to have a picnic, a gathering of families or a nice...

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