Editorials

The Snowstorm’s Residue

All of us have noticed the huge amounts of snow that fell on us, and the giant snow piles created by plows with virtually nowhere to put it. Automobiles in our neighborhoods on some streets will not move for the remainder of the winter due to the sheer weight and volume of the snow...

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Prepare Your Shovels

All the local weathermen and ladies agree – there is a major storm bearing down on us and preparing to land along the length of our coast and inland beginning late Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday. We urge all homeowners and business owners to clear your sidewalks and walkways or to face the possible...

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Mayor Thomas Menino

Mayor Thomas Menino is again recovering from yet another operation. This time, it was to correct difficulties he was having with one of his knees. As the mayor said succinctly in a Boston Globe piece on his health over the weekend, nearly everything he has faced in the past few years has been more...

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Nightmare in Tuscon

It is being pieced together what exactly caused Jared Lee Loughner to kill six people and to wound 13 others at a public get-together for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. We would like to think it was a simple insane act by an insane man but we know it runs deeper and is more ominous...

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Ringing in 2011

New Year’s Eve was a big win for restaurant, café and shop owners of every kind in the North End. The North End was host to large and boisterous crowds as the New Year’s Eve partying got underway. Overall, North End retailers said it was a very good year in 2010. If the hearty...

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Resolutions

During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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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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