Editorials

Boston Public School Goals

November 1, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Question 3

October 18, 2012
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Charlestown residents will be casting a vote on Election Day on Question 3 – by voting yes or no on a proposed law that will eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. Only those who are sick with a variety of debilitating and painful medical issues...

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School Choice Meeting

October 11, 2012
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On Saturday, October 14 starting at 10am at the Charlestown High School, Boston Public School officials will be sharing the findings on the School Choice Plans. We urge all parents of children in the Boston Public Schools to attend. There are two options under consideration. City Councilor John Connolly has recently put forth another...

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Columbus Day

October 4, 2012
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Monday the 8this the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15thCentury explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He was, according...

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Register to Vote

October 4, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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Deplorable, Rotting Pier 8 Needs Major Repairs

September 27, 2012
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Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina is absolutely right to begin the process before the Conservation Commission which could lead to a $25,000 a day fine for the owner of Pier 8. Unless Martin Oliner begins rehabilitating the rotting wooden pier, the Commission will likely vote to fine him at the request of LaMattina at...

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Redistricting, Again

September 27, 2012
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Mayor Menino has once again vetoed the city council’s proposed redistricting. The council’s second try did not assuage the mayor who believes the redistricting must be done in such a way that everything about it is right and fair – and legal. There continues to be substantial talk coming out of councillor’s offices at...

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Redistricting Veto by Mayor; The Right Thing

September 20, 2012
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Without getting into the Boston neighborhood redistricting minutiae, suffice to say the Boston City Council erred when it went about changing voter lines and city council districts in what appears to have been a highly questionable manner. It was so questionable that Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the measure. As a result, the redistricting bill...

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The Jewish New Year

September 20, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order to clear the slate for the coming year....

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 13, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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