Editorials

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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Freedom of Speech Is Important But…

Peaceful demonstrations, chanting, holding signs with a message relating to issues or policies is Freedom of Speech and that’s the American way of expressing opinions. However, making statements on national television, like blowing up the White House, lighting American flags on fire and destruction of property is going too far and should not be...

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Community Asked to Participate in Neighborhood Slow Street Program

Residents have a great opportunity to get directly involved with helping the City of Boston decrease street driving limits from 30 to 20 mph in their community by submitting an application to work in and with the Boston Transportation Department on its new Neighborhood Slow Streets Program. Community-based organizations, showing strong support can apply...

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From Our Readers

Opposes Legislature pay raises Dear Editor, It is wrong for our legislature to increase their pay and not that of their staff. It is wrong for our legislature to increase the pay of Court officers and not that of Public Defenders and Assistant District Attorneys.  I do not agree with the pay raise for...

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