Editorials

Celebrating Pride in Our Communities

Every June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month, a tradition that grows stronger every year. In 1989, Massachusetts became the second state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Our state has always been a national...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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Help End Distracted Driving

Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Remembering Those Who Gave All

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the American heroes who gave their lives for our country. Our Gold Star families deserve respect this day, and every day, of the year. My own father, Andrew, was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army as a private. He fought in the Battle...

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Opinion

June 1, 2018
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Low turnout for NEWNC election A non-competitive North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) community election was held on Saturday, Ma 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet Street with an extremely low turnout of residential voters, 107. There where only five candidates competing for six open two-year...

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Opinion

May 17, 2018
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Being a Good Neighbor Carmelina Restaurant recently hosted a great fundraiser for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) that was a terrific success. Owner Damien DiPaola did a great job providing a delicious menu and outstanding excellent hospitality. Fantasy Wines, Christina Trotta and Modern Pastries supported the fundraiser. Proceeds from the...

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Your Help Is Always Needed

Boston residents living in our neighborhood are fortunate to have some great open spaces within a couple of miles of each other stretching from the North End to the Back Bay. The newly established Greenway that was created after the Central Artery Project was completed is looking better each year with more activities being...

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Imagine Boston, Imagine North End

Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll be investing in to...

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