Editorials

Clean Up Awareness

Not enough can be said, written or physically performed by residents, business and property owners to clean up the North End now that the winter is finally past and spring is on the way. Last week’s snow is, hopefully, the final winter reminder to us that spring is just about here. The sun’s rays...

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Rally for Nuclear Safety

Many, many North End residents have been shocked by the nuclear disaster in Japan. It can happen here, is the message for those living here who are going to take part in an April 6 rally at the State House which is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. At the very least, every reactor...

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Library Closing Sunday not Befitting of a Great City

The trustees of the Boston Public Library have submitted a budget for the coming year which includes closing the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on Sundays as a money saver. According to the library trustees, it costs $243,000 annually to keep the library open on Sundays. Although the trustees released no statistics, it...

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Spring Cleaning

The city begins its annual post winter street cleaning extravaganza this week. Everyone is reminded to pay close attention to postings and to signage indicating where street cleaning is to occur and at what time. To do any less is to put your automobile and state of mind at risk.

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Radiation from Japan

Forgive us if we are less than buoyed with good feeling by hearing from our public officials who check such things that radiation from the badly damaged Japanese nuclear reactors has been found in rain that has recently fallen in New England. We hear our public officials telling us not to worry, the radiation...

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New Parking Meters Cause for Rejoicing

How many occasions in a lifetime have we parked our automobiles on a Boston street at a metered space only to find that we did not have quarters to put into the meter? We would stand there searching our pockets and rummaging in our handbags for quarters. Some of us after that futile effort...

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Khaddafi and Libya

Col. Khaddafi is a monster tyrant, the king of his people is a fool, a lunatic babbling on and on and kept in power by brute force. His kingdom’s military installations are now being systematically destroyed and any hopes that he held for carrying on have been made more difficult. Finally, there is retribution...

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Helping Out the Japanese to Overcome the Tragedy

The ongoing disaster in Japan brings home to all of us the fragile nature of everything we build and create for ourselves as a society and how quickly all of it can be reduced to a pile of rubble. The 8.9 Richter scale earthquake, followed by the 23 foot tsunami, followed by extraordinary and...

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A Taste of What’s to Come

The unusual warmth over the weekend proved to us that the spring will soon be upon us. Those of us who have been around New England for a while – like all our lives – understand something about the end of winter. It almost never ends in March, and certainly not during the first...

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The Saga of the Bunker Hill Day Holiday

Last year, there was a celebration among budget cutting members of the State Legislature when Governor Deval Patrick signed a law requiring government offices in Suffolk County to open on Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day. We have our own questions about Evacuation Day remaining as a paid Suffolk County holiday. Forcing the British...

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