Editorials

Early Voting is Coming to Boston

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the November 8th Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms...

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Voters Should Pay Attention to the Four Ballot Questions

October 7, 2016
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On November 8, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls to elect a new President of the United States as well as other state and county officers on the ballot. However, voters need to also pay attention to the four ballot questions that will have an effect on the Commonwealth in general. Voters should...

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Townie Tidbits

October 1, 2016
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POLICE APPRECIATION NIGHT BIG SUCCESS The Charlestown Police Appreciation Night that was organized by the Grateful Community of Charlestown and hosted by the Boys and Girls Club was a great success last week and truly appreciated by the men and women of this community and beyond who serve and protect  that thin blue line...

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Townie Tidbits

September 22, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN POLICE APPRECIATION NIGHT This past Wednesday evening, a grateful community held a Charlestown Police Appreciation Night. It was sponsored by the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club and held there as well. People showed up in good numbers because Townies appreciate all that our police officers do for us and society as a whole....

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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Marijuana Amendment Passes Zoning Bd. ,Limits Locations

September 15, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An amendment to the City’s Zoning Code that would put in place a half-mile buffer zone on medical marijuana dispensaries, long championed by Councilor Michael Flaherty, passed unanimously last week at the City’s Zoning Commission. It is now in effect and prevents medical marijuana dispensaries from locating side-by-side or at multiple...

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Preparing Boston Children to Take Exam School Entrance Test

September 15, 2016
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By Superintendent Tommy Chang As we approach the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we are setting out to increase awareness of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for entrance to the city’s three examination schools, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, and highlight that...

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Welcome Back to School

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On Thursday, September 8th, Boston Public Schools began classes for their first day of school. I hope BPS teachers, parents, and students have had a restful summer, and are excited to start another great school year. I know I’m excited — I visited Boston schools throughout the city on...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 8, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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