Editorials

Vote “No’ on question 2 – A No” saves jobs & affordable housing — and limits “snob zoning”

October 28, 2010
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There are three questions on the ballot for the voters’ consideration in Tuesday’s election. Our readers no doubt are well-familiar with Questions 1 and 3, which call for a repeal of the sales tax on liquor and for a rollback of the general sales tax to three percent respectively. However, Question 2, which seeks...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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When the heats goes on; energy alternatives

October 7, 2010
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Whether you heat with oil, as so many do or with gas, the time is nearly here to turn it on. Gas is marginally cheaper than oil and it is in greater abundance in the Northeast. Oil, as all of us who use it to heat our homes know, has become extremely expensive. A...

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Too close to home

September 30, 2010
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The savage shooting deaths earlier this week of four people in Mattapan – including a two-year old – have sent shock waves throughout the city. Another victim of these executions in Mattapan in the hospital is expected to die and so that will make five dead in one horrendous act in a neighborhood of...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Congratulations to Senator DiDomenico

September 16, 2010
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Senator Sal DiDomenico won a close victory over Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty in Tuesday’s primary balloting. DiDomenico’s victory – by a slim 170 votes – says much about the first term senator. The numbers were not on his side as these two went to battle on Tuesday. However, DiDomenico showed real fight during the...

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Historic House Tour

September 16, 2010
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One of Charlestown’s great strengths as a neighborhood are the fine homes that abound here from street to street. Some of the architecture here is extraordinary, textbook, grand homes built with red-brick and granite, black iron railings and interiors to die for that speak of a time long past. What better way to spend...

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Just a thought…

September 16, 2010
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We are pleased the Florida pastor who was going to burn the Koran has relented. Burning holy books or books of any kind as a protest is what the Nazis under Hitler did. The Nazis especially liked burning Jewish books, and then went on to exterminate most of European Jewry. Radical Islam is about...

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American Resolve – Remembering the anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2010
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We again mark the terrorist attacks launched upon us on September 11, 2001. We again remember the dead from those attacks – and we remember and recall the memories of those who have died fighting terrorism since we decided to go after those who would destroy our way of life if given the chance....

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