Editorials

Opinion

March 16, 2018
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Little League sponsors come through, again Once again, the usual sponsors, have come through for the 2018 North End Athletic Association NEAA Major League (Little League) program. It’s always nice to know that these community minded organizations and businesses can be counted on to sponsor teams each year. Sponsors are: Regional Review, Saint Anthony’s...

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Proposed HHS Rule Would Save Seniors Money

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just proposed a rule that could dramatically lower seniors’ out-of-pocket drug spending. Lobbyists for the nation’s largest “pharmacy benefits managers” are sure to fight the proposal tooth and nail. These PBMs, which effectively set drug prices for the entire country, want to continue overcharging the 42...

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Commenting on Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers

Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and will only...

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Dan Conley Will Be Missed

The surprise announcement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley that he will not be seeking re-election in the fall came as a shock to his constituents in Suffolk County. For the past 16 years, Dan Conley has held what is perhaps the highest-profile job in the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Yet despite...

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Opinion

March 1, 2018
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City’s Children’s Winter Festival couldn’t be better School vacation’s Children’s Winter Festival, presented by the Boston Parks Department in conjunction with several partners, was a well-coordinated community activity that was totally enjoyed by hundreds of families throughout Boston. The Festival had many things to do, special activities, musical entertainment, giveaways, games and much more...

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Opinion

February 14, 2018
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Councilor Edwards committed to neighborhood District 1 Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has publicly committed her interest in the well-being of the North End/Waterfront community. She has expressed her willingness to work with residents, the business community and local organizations to be available when it counts the most, and to deal with issues relating...

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What Do You Say to Your Children

Children are sponges for knowledge and information.  They are born a virtual blank slate.  They pay attention to everything you say to them.  You are the purveyor of all knowledge.  Children can’t distinguish between when you are serious and when you say something impulsively, without thinking.  A single comment can stay with a child...

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The Future of Transportation is Public Transportation

By Richard A. White Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to...

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Opinion

February 2, 2018
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Edwards makes a wise choice with Carangelo             Newly elected District 1 Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has hired former Councilor Sal LaMattina aide Cathy Carangelo of the North End.             Edwards has made a wise choice placing Cathy on her staff. She has a lot of knowledge relating to the neighborhood and is...

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A Home for All Bostonians

By Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards   The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so...

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