Editorials

Illegal Guns on the Streets Triggers Concerns

Illegal use and possession of handguns has become a pistol hot subject in the City of Boston. Despite a major effort by police to curb the problem, it seems the situation has increased considerably. No one seems to be pulling the trigger to resolve this deadly situation plaguing the city. The problem has become...

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Community Stabilization Act Protects Tenants

A home rule petition, the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act (JBCSA) has been passed in the Boston City Council and signed by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Once enacted by the State Legislature, the new law will help protect residential tenants and former homeowners living in their homes following a foreclosure against arbitrary, unreasonable, discriminatory,...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Mayor’s Youth Council an asset to the City Having a selected group of high school age students serving on Mayor Martin Walsh’s Youth Council will help make the city better place to live, enjoy and work. Committed young people will help to improve community issues and initiatives by providing valuable information...

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Changing Election Rules and Policies is Nothing but Political Pressure

A move to have same-day voter registration in Boston and statewide is being suggested by pocket groups that want to change the election rules. The rationale is based on several factors including a Massachusetts Superior Court ruling stating the current 20-day deadline for registering is unconstitutional. The supporters feel the election policy should be...

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Rules and Policies are Made to Be Broken…if Necessary

North End businesses and housing development are growing too fast for the small community to handle and there is much more on the horizon. Each time a business closes and building space becomes available, someone wants to open an eatery or build more housing. Both situations generate more parking and litter throughout the neighborhood,...

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Starting the School Year Together

September 22, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school...

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Opinion

September 22, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella Feast should go on forever North End religious feasts have completed the season of celebrating their patron saints on the streets of the community. In some cases, these societies have conducted these festivals for over 100 years with family, friends, neighbors and the City of Boston. Thousands of out-of-towners venture into...

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North End Pride Day Was a Great Neighborhood Event

September 22, 2017
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There is absolutely no question the North End Against Drugs (NEAD) annual North End Pride Day is one of the best and popular activities held in the neighborhood at Langone Field, each year. Once again, the community’s non-profit organization went all out to provide a terrific event for everyone to enjoy. There was something...

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Discarded Hypodermic Needles are Still a Major Problem

September 22, 2017
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City’s statistics clearly indicate that in the course of the year, the Mobile Sharps Team has collected 20,000 discarded hypodermic needles from parks, alleys, playgrounds and libraries in every neighborhood. While the city’s team is doing the best they can under the circumstances, it’s clear that more of an effort and funding is needed...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Pride Day: A don’t miss community event North End Against Drugs (NEAD) has put together what appears to be another fun filled and entertaining community event-North End Family Pride Day scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 12 noon until 4 PM. Held at Langone Park on Commercial Street, Pride Day will...

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