Editorials

Register to Vote

October 2, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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A Great Time Was Had by All

September 25, 2012
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Last week’s Beacon Hill Civic Association annual block party was a tremendous success. Hundreds of Beacon Hill residents attended the affair which featured multiple venues that appealed in one way or another to nearly all those who came out for the event. The weather was fabulous, so warm and sunny – a quintessential pre-fall...

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The Day of Atonement

September 25, 2012
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Wednesday will mark the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur. For Jews this is the most sacred holy day of the year, when God closes the Book of Life after deciding whose names get written into it. The Day of Atonement is indeed the moment all Jews are asked to atone for the sins...

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Redistricting Veto by Mayor; the Right Thing

September 18, 2012
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Without getting into the Boston neighborhood redistricting minutiae, suffice to say the Boston City Council erred when it went about changing voter lines and city council districts in what appears to have been a highly questionable manner. It was so questionable that Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the measure. As a result, the redistricting bill...

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The Jewish New Year

September 18, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order to clear the slate for the coming year....

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 11, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakened the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Fighting Cancer with a Walk

September 11, 2012
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The neighborhoods in and around downtown Boston, including our own, were crowded Sunday with walkers and many, many observers and silent participants doing their thing to raise money for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. According to the Jimmy Fund, approximately $7.5 million was raised for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and 8500 men...

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The Red Sox in Last Place

September 11, 2012
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You do not have to be a Boston Red Sox baseball fan to take notice of the Red Sox who sank into last place at the expense of a team that came to Boston this weekend that was in last place when they arrived but are no longer in last place upon leaving. The...

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The Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2012
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The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend -  has come and gone, again.  The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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The Summer of 2012

August 28, 2012
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For those of us who regret the end of summer, who refuse to believe that it is nearly done, well, it is that time of the year again when summer is breathing its last breath, when each day at the beach is one of the last days at the beach this season, and when...

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