Editorials

The Mayor’s Victory

Mayor Thomas Menino was the first in this state to boldly challenge the right of city and town unions to reject money saving initiatives when it comes to their municipality provided and paid for health insurance policies and premiums. The mayor’s foresight has been given new weight, as his moneysaving initiatives are being included...

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Warmer Weather

Now comes the real spring. Our neighborhood blooms like the flowers, attracting more and more visitors each day as the summer months heavy tourism begins to rise. Not much has been done to compensate for the huge crush of visitors and traffic about to descend on the North End, and especially on Hanover Street....

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Senator Petruccelli’s Gambit

Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who represents the North End, has recently submitted legislation for an expanded gambling bill which would allow for 3 casinos and 1 racino – everything granted by on merit bidding and approved by a racing commission to be formed. It is the type of bill the governor will sign. Senator Petruccelli...

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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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