Editorials

Receiving what he deserved

December 7, 2010
By

The Boston City Council’s vote to expel their colleague Chuck Turner last week was the right thing to do. The 11-1 vote showed the resolve of the council, despite many of its members fretting that Turner was their friend and it was a difficult vote to make considering all he had done for his...

Read more »

Dr. Johnson’s dilemma

December 7, 2010
By

Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson is attempting to close down 13 Boston Public Schools and to combine five others in order to cut a more than $50 million deficit the Boston School Department is facing. Dr. Johnson’s gambit – to close schools that can no longer sustain themselves – is a step in the...

Read more »

December 7, 1941

December 7, 2010
By

More than 60% of the nation was born after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt called the attack despicable – a day that would live in infamy. As it turns out, the Japanese made a fatal mistake challenging the arsenal of democracy on that day 69 years...

Read more »

Thanksgiving 2010

November 23, 2010
By

Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

Read more »

Menino shows strength and common sense on crucial issues

November 16, 2010
By

Last week, Boston’s mayor showed why he remains relevant after all these years to the vast majority of residents living and working in this city. First, he issued a major statement indicating that he will be going to the State House to argue for health insurance reform for public employees that could save the...

Read more »

The election

November 9, 2010
By

Representative Marty Walz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli who both faced opponents in last week’s election and both won resounding victories. Both Walz and Petruccelli were the recipients of solid election victories because they are highly visible, pro-active, hard-working and respond to the call every time for Hill residents – almost without exception. We...

Read more »

Craigie Bridge repairs

November 9, 2010
By

First traffic reports Monday morning indicated that the closure to incoming traffic into Boston from Cambridge over the Craigie Bridge was not the end of the world. The State Police reported normal traffic flows in and around the area, which, all things considered, was a miracle. Officials are urging those who use the route...

Read more »

The Esplanade Play Space

November 9, 2010
By

The Department of Conservation and Recreation plans for a Esplanade Play Space for five- to 12-year-olds were released last week. The drawings and architect’s sketches of the proposed play space reveal the physical wonderland for kids to be situated on 10,000 square feet of land. The $1.5 million cost for the play space is...

Read more »

Get out and vote

November 2, 2010
By

The election is upon us. Go out and do your duty. Do it in the knowledge that things in this nation and in this state must change. Understand that whomever you choose to vote for in this election, the winner will not be panacea for everything that is wrong with the economy. Nor will...

Read more »

Down to the wire

October 26, 2010
By

With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

Read more »

Full Print Edition