Editorials

The Future of Transportation is Public Transportation

By Richard A. White Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to...

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Opinion

February 2, 2018
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Edwards makes a wise choice with Carangelo             Newly elected District 1 Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has hired former Councilor Sal LaMattina aide Cathy Carangelo of the North End.             Edwards has made a wise choice placing Cathy on her staff. She has a lot of knowledge relating to the neighborhood and is...

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A Home for All Bostonians

By Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards   The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom this fall, for nearly four...

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A Great State Of the State

Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella District Attorney’s Drug Pilot program has merit A new pilot recovering drug program that could possibly help steer addicts away from prison has been put on the table by Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. Apparently, the new initiative is geared toward meaningful intervention to the lives of drug addicts,...

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Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Society takes pride in their holiday event Saint Agrippina to DiMineo Benefit Society held its 23rd annual Christmas program for North End children this past Sunday at their Chapel on Hanover Street. Each season the holiday activities attract more residents as the special effort by the society gets bigger and better....

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