Editorials

Small Leeway Should be Given

The City of Boston has spun its wheels at a fast pace to make it convenient and more specifically safer for cyclists to move through the streets. There are already rules, regulations and painted areas covering this issue. Now legislators want to add another rule that is controversial by banning vehicles from stopping in...

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Residents Need to Comment on North Street Bridge Project

Boston Public Works (BPW) has and will continue to conduct  neighborhood public meetings regarding the design and renovations of the North Washington Street Bridge, a four-year construction project that could begin in late 2016 or early 2017. Residents who have yet to attend one of these meetings need to make it their business to...

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Cyber Crimes Against Women Need Prioritizing

Lawmakers and the justice system needs to begin prioritizing investigations and prosecutions of cyber abuse crimes targeting women. While protections against violent online threats already exist, reportedly, enforcement is drastically lagging across the country. It is estimated that 2.5 million cases of cyber-stalking that occurred in the US between 2010 and 2013, federal prosecutors...

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Street Parking Savers Need to Be Banned

Like the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), we agree that the street parking savers situation needs to be banned or at least it needs to be refined. Just because someone, shovels their vehicle out for whatever reason, it is still a public space and doesn’t belong to the person who shoveled. The same people...

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Do We Have Any Privacy?

The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...

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Opinion

March 25, 2015
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North End Streets need a major cleaning Once the snow has finally melted away, the streets of the North End will require a major cleanup project. Hopefully, the city warms up their mechanical street sweepers and hits the neighborhood from end to end. Debris has mounted everywhere the eye can see and then some....

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MBTA Employees Take Days off During Needed Times

More than half of all MBTA workers either call in sick or took at least one day off when they were most needed during the snowiest three-week span when the transit authority was basically shut down. Between January 27 and February 16 “T” employees took the easy way out, while thousands of commuters experienced...

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Michlewitz a Good Committee Chairman Selection

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz is consistently moving his way up the ladder in the House. The legislator, whose district includes the North End, has been appointed to his third chairmanship position on the Hill. House Speaker Robert DeLeo has named Michlewitz as, chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services for the next two...

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Tagging and Towing Vehicles Once a Street Has Been Cleared Is Crazy

Continuing mechanical street cleaning in the North End is a must, but tagging and towing vehicles after the cleaning vehicle has already done the job is ridiculous and uncalled for. Residents typically have a four hour window to move their vehicles before the street cleaning begins or risk getting ticketed ($40) towed ($35) plus...

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Support Gun Offender Registration Bill

Legislation has been filed by Representative Aaron Michlewitz that would create a statewide gun offender registry list that would require defendants convicted of specific gun crimes to register their addresses with the police and verify them every six months. In addition, they must notify the police if they change their addresses for a period...

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