Editorials

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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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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