Editorials

Mayor Committed to North End Improvements

Some major improvements will take place in the North End during 2018 and 2019 due to the commitment of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and various City of Boston departments that have been working closely with neighborhood residents and community organizations. Several major projects have already been approved and will begin shortly. North Square...

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Building a Future for All of Us

By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayor a solid ally Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has been convincingly reelected to another four-year term as the main man at City Hall. As far as the North End/Waterfront neighborhood, the Mayor has produced in a totally positive manner in many shapes and forms over the years. He has been a...

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Minimum Wage Increase Will Benefit over a Million Workers

Legislation to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2021 will benefit 1.1 million workers in the state, or 33 percent of the workforce. Currently the minimum wage is $11 per hour. Reportedly, 91 percent of workers who will be affected are 20-year-olds or older, 55 percent are women and 58 percent work...

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Boston Recognized for Climate Control Initiatives

A recent report issued by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Center of Earth, Energy, and Democracy (CEED) specifically highlights the significant progress being made in Boston under the leadership of Mayor Martin Walsh of the inclusion of equity goals and principle in the City’s climate action and preparedness plans. The report...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella North End Girls reunion a smash The annual Girl Friends of the North End Reunion was a great night out for current and former North Enders. Everyone had a terrific time during the popular and well attended gala that attracted close to 200 attendees. The attendees had their fair share of...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

Tuesday, November 7, marks municipal election day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Let’s Do Everything Possible to Attract Amazon to Boston

Hopefully, Boston puts the metal to the pedal in its quest to attract Amazon to move its second headquarters to one of the areas the Mayor has pointed out in the city. Amazon’s move to Boston will be a blockbuster to the city’s economic status, not to mention the thousands of jobs that will...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Ted Tomasone honored again To say Robert “Ted” Tomasone has made a substantial difference in the North End community would be a total understatement. As a resident and eventually a former North Ender, Ted has accomplished many endeavors that made a noticeable difference in the neighborhood through his tireless efforts and...

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How We’re Bringing Bostonians of Different Generations Together Under One Roof

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...

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