Editorials

Dennis, Welcome to the Boston Jerk Sports Fan Hall of Fame

January 27, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Dennis Harrison was just a regular guy up to Saturday evening, and then he pulled the fire alarm to underground fame. Harrison, for those who don’t know, is the Eastie guy who came by some information that the Pittsburgh Steelers were staying in Eastie at the airport hotel. Then he...
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Winthrop Square’s Shady Deal

January 27, 2017
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By Councilor Tito Jackson The Boston Common has been the playground for Boston’s children since 1634, the backyard for Boston’s youth, and the front porch for Boston’s seniors. The first public park in America, it is the iconic public space of our city. The Frog Pond’s splash pool and ice skating rink and the...
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The State of Our City

January 27, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...
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Former District A1 Commanding Superintendent O’Rourke Retires

January 27, 2017
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Boston Police Superintendent Bernard “Bernie” O’Rourke has retired following a lengthily career with the department, that expanded 29 years. Many of those years, O’Rourke spent as the Commanding Officer of District A1 which covers the Beacon Hill, North End, West End. Charelstown, Downtown and Waterfront neighborhoods where he conducted the community’s monthly public safety...
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Rising Water Levels Threat to City’s Municipal Harbor Plan

January 27, 2017
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A recent environmental report given to the City of Boston clearly indicates waterfront high tides will consistently rise creating some serious damage to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. One city employee told a community organization that eventually water could extend out as far as Faneuil Hall with many neighborhood streets and The Greenway affected. Structures...
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Enforcement Key to Reduce The City’s Speed Limit

January 27, 2017
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Obviously, the new City of Boston ordinance regarding the speed limit on city streets from 30 mph to 25 mph will prevent more accidents, injuries and deaths but only if there is adequate enforcement on a regular basis. Public safety concerns are the main reason a reduce speed limit was enacted and only strict...
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Adios Man on the Moon, None of Us Have Known Ya’

January 20, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone This week, there is one less man left alive who has walked on the moon. Former astronaut Gene Cernan passed away, and left this Earth as one of the last men living to have set foot on the moon. There are only a couple more left, and all are very...
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Closing the Gender Wage Gap

January 20, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’...
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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2017
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Opposed to Winthrop Square project height as proposed Dear Editor: We are writing to express our opposition to the Winthrop Square project, as currently proposed, as well as any amendment to the State Shadow Laws to facilitate such a project. We are both parents of two children – two now grown, but born and...
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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated on Friday. Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...
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