Editorials

Senator DiDomenico Brings Colleagues to Everett as Part of the Senate’s Commonwealth Conversations Tour

February 26, 2015
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The sixth of eight Commonwealth Conversations tours crossing the state comes to metro Boston on March 4th. Senators Sal DiDomenico, Will Brownsberger, Sonia Chang-Díaz, Linda Dorcena Forry, Pat Jehlen, and Anthony Petruccelli will tour schools, local businesses, redevelopment sites, Massport, and a union apprenticeship program. The day will culminate with a public town hall...

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The Winter of Our Discontent

February 18, 2015
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Although the temperatures have been below zero with wind chills even colder, tempers have been rising among just about all of us as the snow and our frustrations continue to pile up. Yes, life is difficult in the city, where parking spaces are non-existent, tickets are being issued, cars are being towed, traffic is...

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Don’t Be Fooled

February 18, 2015
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Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily...

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Maintaining Perspective Through The Winter of 2015

February 12, 2015
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It hardly seems possible at this point, but as of January 23, 2015, Boston and the surrounding area had barely registered a single snow flake. Now just 17 days later – as of this writing – the region has faced three major snow storms in a span of 17 days and accumulated a total...

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City Welcomes New Transportation Planner/Engineer

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the addition of Jay Monty to the Department of Planning and Development as the new Transportation Planner/ Engineer for the City. Monty joins the City with over 9 years experience in planning, engineering, and transportation.  He most recently worked for Volpe National Transportation Center, holding the title...

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Batteries Not Included

February 9, 2015
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What’s the one phrase that can quickly change the mood from festive to foul for any child opening a brand new, shiny toy? “Batteries not included!” Or how about that product featured on a home shopping channel or infomercial – you know, the one that’ll make you happy, solve all your problems, and is...

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Letter to the Editor

January 30, 2015
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No more cuts Dear Governor Baker, We are writing to urge you not to impose further 9c cuts to elderly home care. On October 19, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick made a total of $2.37 million in 9c cuts to Elder Affairs line items, including $1.52 million to home care services. Protective services, congregate housing...

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Senator Sal Didomenico Sworn into Office

January 22, 2015
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Senator Sal DiDomenico was once again sworn into the Massachusetts State Senate on January 7.  Governor Patrick gave the oath to the Senators in the historic Senate Chamber.  DiDomenico joined his colleagues to elect Stan Rosenberg as the next Senate President to lead the body.  “I want to thank the residents of the Suffolk and Middlesex District...

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Martin Luther King

January 14, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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The Olympics in Boston?

January 14, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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