Editorials

Give Back Some Parking Spaces to Residents

A request by the North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to raise the fine for non-residents taking up residential spaces during events at TD Garden, City Hall Plaza and local feasts, is still ongoing but at a slow pace. It’s a simple and helpful idea that will open up additional parking for residents during the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Sandwich Board regulations won’t work without enforcement Once upon a time, the City of Boston implemented a sandwich board pilot program in the North End, that lasted about two-weeks and the boards were back in much more numbers. The enforcement was terrible, needless to say. Now the city wants to once...

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Bill Protecting Children and Older Students from Sexual Relationships Still in Committee

Potential legislation that would bar teachers and other school employees from having sexual relationships with their students, by raising the age of consent within schools and expanding the number of mandated reporters, has been proposed by police organizations. The potential bill, was heard before the Joint Committee on Education, have the backing of several...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Sen. Boncore/Rep. Michlewitz help create Greenway partnership Senator Joseph Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz, whose districts include the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, took part in the formation of a sustainable and equitable public-private partnership that will support the extremely popular open space that attracts thousands of people each year. The partnership...

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From Our Readers

Fake Monks Harassing People for Donations Dear Editor My long time friend and North End condo owner, Matt Ackley, never gets mad. In fact, when piles of trash are left outside of his condo on non-trash collection days, I get madder than Matt. No, Matt simply picks up the disgusting remnants of disrespectful neighbors...

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Imagine Boston 2030: Lifting Everyone Up

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th Mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...

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Our Opinions

Endeavor to rekindle New Year’s Eve firework display Bringing back Boston Harbor New Year’s Eve fireworks display would be a terrific achievement especially for North End/Waterfront residents, the business community and the thousands of others that a fireworks display will attract to Boston Harbor. An endeavor, by Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), Boston...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Passacantilli the right choice for District 1 Councilor District 1 Boston City Councilor candidate Stephen Passacantilli, a life-long North End resident, without question has the necessary neighborhood experience that would nake him a viable and reliable elected official to represent the North End, East Boston, Charlestown and part of the Waterfront...

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Native American Mascots Not Disrespectful

State legislation that will prevent Massachusetts from using native American mascots is not a great idea. Mascots are not meant to be a negative way of demeaning native Americans in any way, shape or form. They are simply a name for teams, not an insult, and have been used for many, many years. No...

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Family and Medical Leave Bills Should Move Forward

Several bills relating toward creating a comprehensive paid family and medical leave insurance program is currently at the State Legislature waiting for action to be taken. Members of the Raised-Up Massachusetts coalition of community organizations, religious groups, and labor unions recently expressed their support for these bills at a legislative hearing on June 13....

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