Editorials

Saturday’s rain

When the first rain in weeks finally fell Saturday afternoon, it came in a magnificent torrent. That rain caused the dried up grass, bushes and flowers to rejoice. The streets were swept clean of soot and dust. Everything was soaked and cooled off at the same time. In many neighborhoods there were floods and...

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Everyone is away

The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Musings on the coming of the 4th

It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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The World Cup

If you’re a real North End resident of the Italian kind, then you are tending to live or die by the exploits of the Italian team and its best player, Andrea Pirlo. It is not looking good so far for Italy this time around in the World Cup. The Italian team is playing their...

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Keep Bunker Hill Day

North End residents aware of our connection to the Revolutionary War should contact the state senators on Beacon Hill who want to do away with Bunker Hill Day as a Suffolk County holiday. Let State Senate President Therese Murray know where you stand. Call her office. The effort by the legislature to do away...

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Our web site

The North End has a new place to read the news and to respond to the opinions expressed in the Regional Review. Our web-site, www.northendregionalreview.com, is up and running. We urge you to visit the site and express yourselves.

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The contract is signed; now what will follow?

The signing of the Boston firefighters’ contract is not the beginning of the end. It is, as Sir Winston Churchill once said, the end of the beginning. Negotiating downward the 19% pay raise in order to assuage an angry public and a reticent but nervous Boston City Council, has galvanized the belief that every...

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The World Cup

Some of us who try to appreciate the grandeur and the tradition of World Cup Soccer have been experiencing difficulty in watching and listening by the buzz-saw of irritating noise caused by the vuvuzela, a plastic trumpet available to any and all fans. ESPN and ABC are trying to make adjustments to their broadcasts...

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Firefighters offer inadequate

Let’s face it. If Boston’s firefighters were asking for a 19% raise and the economy was flying and unemployment was low and business expansion was robust, would anyone care? But the economy is retrograde. It is weak and ineffectual when compared to three years ago. In fact, the national economy and the local economy...

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The awakening of the city council

Tuesday afternoon in the Council Chambers at city hall, 1:00 p.m. marks the time when the Boston City Council regains some of its lost relevancy as it takes up the first of a number of measures dealing with the firefighter arbitration ruling. That recent ruling giving Boston’s firefighters a 19% raise amounting to $20,000...

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