Editorials

Find Some Time for Neighborhood Clean-Up

North End/Waterfront residents should be gearing up to participate in the City of Boston’s “Love Your Block” clean-up of the community next week starting at the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) on April 29. This is a great opportunity to help make the neighborhood clean and beautiful, while giving something back to the community in...

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Volunteers Can Make A Difference

Not too often do volunteers, that help out with the numerous organizations, receive the recognition they truly deserve for giving some of their precious time to create a better community for North End residents. Whether it’s working with youth, teens, adults, seniors or the general public, volunteers make a huge difference in the neighborhood’s...

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Our Transportation Plan: Go Boston 2030

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On any given day at any given time, I can look outside my window at City Hall and see our streets alive and bustling. From tourists crossing the street to Faneuil Hall to the cars waiting at the intersection, the Government Center T-stop in City Hall Plaza and the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella Making exemptions for one developer could present problems Changing a law to provide an exemption for one project has the potential of establishing an adverse and dangerous precedent that could haunt Boston neighborhoods in the future. That’s exactly what Mayor Martin J. Walsh is attempting to accomplish with lawmakers for the...

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Boston Ranked National Leader in Public Health

Boston has received the highest ranking in a two-year analysis of US cities, compiled by the Boston Public Health Commission, an independent public agency. The country’s oldest department, looked at health policies in place to help communities thrive and residents live healthier lives. Boston was among five cities to receive the overall gold medal,...

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The Greenway Should be Supported in Every Way Possible

Once upon-a-time, the North End had its own ugly Green Monster (Central Artery) that separated the neighborhood from the rest of the city. Then, the Big Dig came along and removed the metal structure and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway was born creating much-needed open spaces for several communities and thousands of visitors. Under...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella   Boston Barber Company celebrate its 10th anniversary Boston Barber and Tattoo Company, a popular business located on Salem Street recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of doing business on Salem Street. Owned and operated by local resident Bob Dello Russo, the business has professional staff located in a modern atmosphere. Boston...

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Maneuvering Fire Equipment Through North End Streets Can be Difficult

North End streets pose some problems with fire apparatus to maneuver, not only because of weather, cars jumping sidewalks on one lane streets, double parking on main streets and probably the biggest obstacle is parking on corners. The above mentioned impedes Fire Fighters from maneuvering their vehicles to get to a building to deal...

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Veterans Should Not Be Ignored for Any Reason

Veterans Assisting Veterans, an advocacy group, have slammed Massachusetts Democrats on National TV for supporting illegal immigrants while veterans are still in dire need of critical services. An open letter to the Herald sparked the advocacy group to speak out for veterans needs of all kinds. The letter singled out: US Senators Elizabeth Warren,...

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Downtown View:Class Divides?

By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago I took the T over to Prudential Center. I wanted to check out Eataly, since I’d heard so much about it. Was it really a sign that tradition-bound Boston can handle the latest, greatest retail concept? Would it finally make the Pru cool? Would it edge...

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