Editorials

Sergeant Tom Lema Will Be Missed

April 7, 2014
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After 18 years of dedicated work in Boston Police District A-1, Sergeant Tom Lema will be moving on to another assignment as a Lieutenant. Sergeant Lema has worked hard has worked with the community to reduce crime. He was committed and dedicated to make the neighborhood safe and was available 24/7 to respond to...

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West End Museum Features a Trip Back in Time

April 7, 2014
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Visiting the West End Museum is a trip back in time that examines the history and culture of the old neighborhood. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the once diverse community that simply went away during Urban Renewal in 1959. A permanent exhibit “The Last Tenement” highlights the immigration...

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The Fire on Beacon Street

March 31, 2014
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With two major fires in the same number of months in the Back Bay, the need to change the residential codes for multi-unit buildings is a fact that can no longer be ignored. Wednesday’s fire took a tragic turn when two firefighters lost their lives battling the 9-alarm fire in the eight-unit townhouse and...

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Our Prayers Are with Mayor Menino

March 25, 2014
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The news last week that former Mayor Tom Menino once again is engaged in a battle with cancer brought a great deal of sadness to everybody in the Boston community. There never has been a mayor of Boston who earned the universal respect of people from all walks of life as did Mayor Menino....

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Callahan Tunnel Now Open

March 10, 2014
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The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, has re-opened — ahead of schedule.  Given the way that public projects are usually completed in Massachusetts, this is a novelty. While the headache of trying to find another way to get to the airport quickly  from Beacon Hill for close to three months...

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Let’s Be Good Neighbors

March 10, 2014
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Putting out your rubbish on time is not rocket science.  The trucks collect the rubbish three times a week and are usually finished by about 8:30 a.m. So if you look out your front door and see that there are no trash bags left on your street on the appointed day, then you probably...

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Street Sweeping Starts This Week

March 3, 2014
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In case you have not noticed, it is March and the street sweeping program starts in earnest this week. Looking at the mounds of ice that show no signs of melting anytime in the near future, one is puzzled as to how the street-sweeper will move about — never mind get the debris that...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 18, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm meant no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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A Warning

February 3, 2014
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The fire that was caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette on  Saturday afternoon in a multi-family building on Massachusetts Avenue. is a warning for all landlords.  The smoke alarms functioned and no one was injured, but the fire caused extensive damage that will keep the building from being inhabited for several months....

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He Had a Dream Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 21, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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