Editorials

Runaway Oil Prices

March 3, 2011
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If you heat with oil, then this winter has been a disaster and the disaster is continuing. Luckily, the sun during March shines longer and hotter and the serious cold we have endured during this long winter of our discontent is coming to an end and we can begin to feel it. Nut our...

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Sandy King and the Code of Silence

February 24, 2011
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The death of Sandy King earlier this month marks the passing from the local scene of a person who was larger than life for what she sought following the homicides of two of her sons. The murderers of her sons were never revealed to police despite many people knowing who they were. She was...

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Banning Smoking in Public Places

February 17, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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Arson in the Projects

February 10, 2011
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It is a very sorry thing when three individuals, two from Charlestown and one from Roxbury, set a nine family building on fire in the Bunker Hill housing development. Nine families were dislocated from their apartments by the arson. Police said it was apparently an argument over a drug debt that led to the...

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More Ice and Snow and Now Pot-holes

February 10, 2011
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It has been quite some time according to old-timers since ice and snow falling from rooftops have destroyed automobiles in this neighborhood. A number of automobiles were actually destroyed in the neighborhood earlier this week with the warmer temperature which caused melting and then the snow falling from roof tops way up high and...

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Weather Forecasting and News Reporting a Bust

February 4, 2011
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Let’s face it, the big double storm didn’t happen and the weather forecasters didn’t get it right. Instead of the snow Armageddon that was supposed to cripple the region, there was a bit of a storm Tuesday and then mostly rain and sleet Wednesday. The weather forecasters didn’t bother apologizing. They remain the only...

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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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