Editorials

Study the Ballot Questions

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Why I Am Yes on 2

October 28, 2016
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By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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‘What ever happened to  affordable housing?’ Years ago, I wrote an article about affordable housing, or lack thereof, in the City of Boston. Now, 14 years later, I’m still wondering, “What ever happened to affordable housing?” “Luxury Condos” are going up everywhere. Here on the West End, we were told that residents “requested” more...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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A point of correction on Athenaeum’s D.C. French exhibit Dear Editor: Regarding your recent article announcing the opening of a new exhibit at the Boston Athenaeum on Daniel Chester French, it is important for your readers to know that Daniel Chester French — “one of America’s foremost sculptors of public monuments, best known for...

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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2016
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New students arriving Dear Editor: It is fall on Beacon Hill and time to welcome new residents with some important reminders!  75% of all rental apartments in Boston change hands in early September. So to you, new neighbors – welcome to the wonderful world of Beacon Hill! We hope you are here because you love our...

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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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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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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 15, 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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