Editorials

Thirty days and counting

The Boston Police Department has noted that during the past 30 days, there were no major incidences in the North End. This comes as good news during the extremely busy Christmas shopping season when the North End is crowded with thousands of tourists and residents. As happy a time Christmas tends to be, it...

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The Greenway in the spring

The Rose Kennedy Greenway will explode with new business in the spring, which is the result of the Conservancy running the Greenway putting RFP’s (Requests for Proposals) for high-quality food and beverage vendors wishing to do business on the Greenway. The Conservancy is right to be monitoring carefully the type of vendors who will...

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Robbing the church

The alleged robber who stole money and items of value from local churches, including two in this neighborhood, has been arrested by Boston police and is now living behind bars where he ought to be. It is believed by police that the thief now residing in jail, broke into Saint Stephen’s and St. Leonard’s...

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Receiving what he deserved

The Boston City Council’s vote to expel their colleague Chuck Turner last week was the right thing to do. The 11-1 vote showed the resolve of the council, despite many of its members fretting that Turner was their friend and it was a difficult vote to make considering all he had done for his...

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Dr. Johnson’s dilemma

Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson is attempting to close down 13 Boston Public Schools and to combine five others in order to cut a more than $50 million deficit the Boston School Department is facing. Dr. Johnson’s gambit – to close schools that can no longer sustain themselves – is a step in the...

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December 7, 1941

More than 60% of the nation was born after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt called the attack despicable – a day that would live in infamy. As it turns out, the Japanese made a fatal mistake challenging the arsenal of democracy on that day 69 years...

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Thanksgiving 2010

Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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Menino shows strength, common sense on crucial issues

Last week, Boston’s mayor showed why he remains relevant after all these years to the vast majority of residents living and working in this city. First, he issued a major statement indicating that he will be going to the State House to argue for health insurance reform for public employees that could save the...

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To the victors go the spoils

Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli scored solid victories in their respective re-election bids. The North End voted overwhelmingly for both incumbents. The North End voted this way for these two because, frankly, they are everywhere all the time, and are accessible and answer all requests and calls. But the leadership they...

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Get Out and Vote

The election is upon us. Go out and do your duty. Do it in the knowledge that things in this nation and in this state must change. Understand that whomever you choose to vote for in this election, the winner will not be panacea for everything that is wrong with the economy. Nor will...

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