Editorials

Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Read between the lines A recently published Herald article claiming Mayor Martin J. Walsh save the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street was not fair to the many other groups and elected officials who were involved in the neighborhood endeavor. Yes, the Mayor was instrumental in keeping the doors open...

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The State of Our City

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...

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Facing Boston’s Gender Wage Gap

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Rising water levels threat to city’s Municipal Harbor Plan A recent environmental report given to the City of Boston clearly indicates waterfront high tides will consistently rise creating some serious damage to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. One city employee told a community organization that eventually water could extend out as far...

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Enforcement Key to Reduce the City’s Speed Limit

Enforcement key to reduce the city’s speed limit Obviously, the new City of Boston ordinance regarding the speed limit on city streets from 30 mph to 25 mph will prevent more accidents, injuries and deaths but only if there is adequate enforcement on a regular basis. Public safety concerns are the main reason a...

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Neighborhood Endeavor Saves North End Nursing Home

Neighborhood power, combined with the backing of elected officials, has potentially saved the North End Nursing Home on Fulton Street, that was founded 34 years ago. Spearheaded by Elaine Wilson and numerous other residents strived to have a nursing home in their neighborhood and made it happen. Once it was known the Spalding Rehabilitation...

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From Our Readers

Non building security has near fatal consequences Dear Editor, The appalling lack of security measures coupled with an almost toxic apathy on the part of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and the Manager at the Ausonia Apartments on Fulton Street in Boston’s North End have finally resulted in  a resident of said building coming...

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Helping Boston’s Homeowners

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I ran for Mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown — fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Blocking handicap spaces has started again Several North End residents continue to place chairs and/or orange cones in handicap designed parking spaces preventing other handicapped drivers from using the spot. These are not private parking spots and anyone with the proper handicap identification plates or placards can utilize the space. Hopefully...

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Our Opinions

The streets will be alive with the smell of pot smoke Marijuana is now recognized as a legal substance for adults 21 years of age and over, rules and standards have been enacted within the new law that will be enforced. However, the law prescribes penalties but doesn’t explain how the law will be...

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