Editorials

A Catholic Education

February 4, 2011
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Everything about public school education has changed and is continuing to change. But Catholic Schools remain like a rock for the many, many families in this neighborhood and in neighborhoods throughout Boston. Catholic Schools offer solid educational advantages and inside Catholic Schools there is order and respect, sensitivity and the feeling that everyone must...

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Snow Ride

January 27, 2011
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Snow Ride

Jack Evans gets some air while sledding after last week’s snow storm.

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Another Snowstorm

January 27, 2011
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Just what we needed. Another snowstorm bearing down on us. Another likely snow emergency and parking ban. More and more snow. Higher and higher piles of snow. Greater inconvenience getting around our hilly streets. And continued cold that has strained our heating systems and our badly hammered pocket books. The winter of 2011 is...

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Chuck Turner

January 27, 2011
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You can lie to your friends. You can lie to your enemies. You can lie to your family but when it comes to being sentenced in Federal Court you better cut the lies and say you’re sorry. Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner has never confessed to his crime which was videotaped for all...

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The Mayor’s Address

January 20, 2011
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Mayor Menino touched on what is certain to be one of the major issues confronting Boston and all the cities and towns in Massachusetts this year at his state of the city address given at Faneuil Hall last week. He said that Boston would be fighting to make changes with its union employees who...

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The Snowstorm’s Residue

January 20, 2011
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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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The Mayor, Again

January 13, 2011
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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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The Slaughter in Tucson

January 13, 2011
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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...

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Resolutions

January 7, 2011
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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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Watching The Town, Again

January 7, 2011
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We had a chance to watch over the holidays, once again, Benn Affleck’s masterpiece, The Town. Having already seen The Fight, some comparisons can be made. The Town excels where The fight sometimes leaves us flat – that is – Affleck is better as an actor than Mark Wahlberg. Mind you, he doesn’t have...

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