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28 10, 2018

Truck and Car Pollution On the Rise in Boston

2018-11-01T12:24:40+00:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Truck and Car Pollution On the Rise in Boston

By Richard Campbell As the mayor of Boston has released his climate change goals for the future, a report in August this year from the Union of Concerned Scientists reveals that the state is seeing a serge in vehicular air pollution. Anyone who lives in South Boston and has witnessed the large increase in truck traffic to build the Seaport district would not be surprised by this report. The group stated in its report: “DEP’ s (Department of Environmental Protection) updated emissions inventory showed a significant jump in emissions from transportation, from 29.7 MMT in 2015 to 31.7 MMT in 2016, an increase of over 6 percent. Transportation pollution is higher today than it has been at any point since 2008. It is the only [...]

18 10, 2018

Vets Deserve Our Gratitude, Honor 

2018-11-27T16:33:27+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Vets Deserve Our Gratitude, Honor 

Letter to the Editor: By Ray Flynn Former Mayor of Boston and Former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican  The New England Center and Home for Veterans in downtown Boston, founded in 1989, has become one of our nation’s leading private community-based providers of human services — including medical care, shelter and job training — for veterans experiencing challenges following their military service. Recently, a great crowd of patriotic supporters turned out for the annual Leave No One Behind Gala at the Seaport World Trade Center, to express their support for homeless and needy veterans. My friend Capt. Thomas G. Kelley, USN Medal of Honor recipient, was presented the center’s Distinguished Service to Veterans Award and honored for conspicuous gallantry in the line of combat. The [...]

11 10, 2018

How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

2018-10-27T17:45:02+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

Mayor Martin Walsh by Mayor Martin J. Walsh  Boston is going through a period of historic growth- the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are choosing to put down roots and start families here. More businesses are choosing to open their doors here. Students from all over the world come to attend our universities and colleges each year. As Boston grows, we must keep our focus on the families and communities that make our our city the diverse, welcoming and world-class place it is. To do that, residents must be able to afford to live here in the city they love, families must be able to grow, and young people must be able to make our city their home.  To [...]

3 09, 2018

Election Endorsements Underscore Emotional Week

2018-11-27T14:43:18+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Election Endorsements Underscore Emotional Week

Former Senator Jack Hart, Harry Uhlman, Mark Rooney, Senator Nick Collins, Councilor Ed Flynn stopped at Medal of Honor Park to endorse Mark Rooney.   We are reminded in the late passing of Senator John McCain, the importance of electing dedicated public servants to office and urge South Bostonians to cast their votes in the coming election Tuesday September 4th. This year’s local and state elections bring new faces and veterans alike, and our endorsements we hope reflect upon quality of service and experience as critical factors in choices we the voters face. We endorse Stephen Lynch as our loyal Congressman of the 8th district since 2001, who has made it his mission to keep us represented in Washington, and routinely shows in action his [...]

10 08, 2018

Colin Brought People Together

2018-11-27T16:34:17+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Colin Brought People Together

Letter to the Editor: By Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston and U.S.Ambassador to the Vatican After stopping by St.Augustine’s Chapel and Cemetery in South Boston yesterday to say a prayer and take a look at how the renovation were going, one of the construction workers said, “ The Church is making a lot of improvements here, it’s going to look great when it is finished for the 200 th Anniversary in September”. It seems like the community is really behind this effort. We were soon joined by a gentleman from Springfield, who drove all the way down to South Boston to visit the historic cemetery. He said he had heard a lot of important stories about the oldest Catholic Church and Cemetery in Massachusetts [...]

2 08, 2018

Can We Elevate Physical Education & Health Instruction?

2018-08-02T15:21:20+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Can We Elevate Physical Education & Health Instruction?

NIH Graphic By Richard Campbell It was covering the splendid athletic prowess of the Boston Triathlon athletes this past week that made this writer ponder physical education. The nation is experiencing an obesity epidemic that is well recorded by the National Center for Disease Control. In children ages 2-19 the obesity rate has hit an all-time high of 18.5 %, with the spectacular 20.6% for students between the ages of 12-19 years. The current adult obesity rate of around 35% indicates a not particularly rosy future, as the obesity rate of children growing up in the 1970’s was only 4%. These national statistics mean that particularly for adults and high school students, we have big problems. Some blame fast food, lackadaisical parenting, poor [...]

4 04, 2018

Parking for the Public Good

2018-04-04T15:43:53+00:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Parking for the Public Good

The growth of real estate development along the main thoroughfare of South Boston has been enormous in the past ten years. We at South Boston Online have noticed all the new restaurants, boutiques, and dense new residential housing that has been added along Broadway, and simultaneously-the addition of more cars. In a crisis of unending tickets and triple parking, local businesses struggle to keep patrons coming simply because finding parking is such a hassle. The developers have been very busy in South Boston, and the time for public parking garages is long overdue. Imagine a future when you go shopping in South Boston and simply park your car in a garage near your shopping destination, or driving down Broadway without dogging parked cars. For this [...]

28 03, 2018

Marching Together

2018-03-28T15:42:27+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Editorial, News|Comments Off on Marching Together

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh It was a scene similar to one Boston’s seen before. This past weekend, on a cold Saturday morning, tens of thousands of people gathered to kick off another march demanding national change. Except this time, we gathered at Madison Park Vocational High School in Roxbury, ready to start our route to the Boston Common. And this march was even more remarkable, because it had been created and organized by our students. In fact, all throughout our nation, our young people are leading the charge and fighting for stricter gun control laws. At Boston’s March for Our Lives, the organization, the message, the passion -- it started with our students, and our young people. It’s hard to believe it’s been just [...]

21 03, 2018

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council

2018-03-21T18:24:05+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council

It is worthwhile repeating a few facts and figures about last Sunday’s 2018 St. Patrick’s/ Evacuation Day Parade. An estimated 125 marching units participated in this year’s Parade. On Monday, we read in Boston’s daily newspapers that maybe as many as a million spectators attended the Parade, despite the uncomfortably cold weather. That makes out Parade the largest in New England and the third largest in the country, Frankly, South Boston Online doubts that a million spectators showed up. However, based on previous years, half of that number, or 500,000, would not be unusual. To put that number in perspective, please consider that 500,000 people would fill 25 TD Bank Gardens for the Celts and Bruins, 12 Fenway Parks for the Red Sox, or 7 [...]

14 03, 2018

Edtorial

2018-03-14T18:12:42+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Edtorial

North-South Link Tunnel: It’s About Time Recent studies on the feasibility of an underground tunnel to connect North and South Stations prompted by Congressman Seth Moulton, and completed by students of the Harvard Kennedy School. suggests that the cost may be lower than originally believed. The report: Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate for the North South Rail Link, was completed in August 2017. While anyone in their right mind considering Boston’s over priced major construction projects would be justified in questioning whether Boston can actually complete a transportation construction project without fleecing the tax payers- especially when the MBTA is involved- the report deserves to be considered. The North-South Link is estimated in the report of costing 5.9 billion dollars in 2025 dollars, and [...]

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