Editorials

Maneuvering Fire Equipment Through North End Streets Can be Difficult

North End streets pose some problems with fire apparatus to maneuver, not only because of weather, cars jumping sidewalks on one lane streets, double parking on main streets and probably the biggest obstacle is parking on corners. The above mentioned impedes Fire Fighters from maneuvering their vehicles to get to a building to deal...

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Veterans Should Not Be Ignored for Any Reason

Veterans Assisting Veterans, an advocacy group, have slammed Massachusetts Democrats on National TV for supporting illegal immigrants while veterans are still in dire need of critical services. An open letter to the Herald sparked the advocacy group to speak out for veterans needs of all kinds. The letter singled out: US Senators Elizabeth Warren,...

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Downtown View:Class Divides?

By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago I took the T over to Prudential Center. I wanted to check out Eataly, since I’d heard so much about it. Was it really a sign that tradition-bound Boston can handle the latest, greatest retail concept? Would it finally make the Pru cool? Would it edge...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Pot holes need to be repaired immediately While the state has a legal law to purchase pot conditionally, the Commonwealth and cities and towns have an obligation to repair potholes and there are plenty of those on the streets and highway roads. It appears it will take potluck to get most...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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City Planning Major Volunteer Cleanup Projects

A new high impact cleaning program “Love Your Block” will begin this April spearheaded by the City of Boston. Formally, “Boston Shines” the spring cleaning program encourages residents to improve their neighborhoods over the course of a weekend in April. Projects will include: community gardens, parks, public schools and sidewalks. The city will provide...

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Review Supports Shot-Term Rental Legislation

Legislation file by State Representative Aaron Michlewitz will go a long way toward resolving regulations dealing with short-term rentals in Massachusetts, especially in each individual neighborhood like the North End/Waterfront. If enacted, measures like public safety, protection for renters and residents, inspections, proper insurance, greater levels of transparency and access to information will be...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella North End will continue to change Is the North End what it used to be? In name, only. When a piece of property becomes available, it usually becomes a restaurant or high price condominiums, changing the cultural flavor of the North End from strong Italian occupancy. Development, after development, after development,...

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Residents Urged to Get Involved

City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...

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Non-Residents Invading Boston School System

Boston-at-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George is speaking out regarding the enforcement of the School Residency policy for the city. She believes work still has to be done to make sure only Boston residents are reaping the benefits of Boston taxes and programs. The Review can’t agree more with the Councilor on her assessment of...

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