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By New York Times News Service | November 17, 1991
PEDDOCKS ISLAND, Mass. -- For decades, descendants of Portuguese fishermen and American soldiers have lived withoutelectricity or a clean water supply upon the rocky shores of this densely wooded patch of beach in the middle of Boston Harbor.Transporting everyday necessities by boat, islanders have survived on what they could carry and relied on oil lanterns, wood-burning stoves and bottled water to sustain them.Only a tugboat captain, the former caretaker and a retired couple brave the cold, stormy winters on the island; most, who consider themselves "islanders," live and work in Boston suburbs and seek refuge on the island during the summer and on weekends.
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December 9, 2013
Diane Leopold's recent commentary conveniently ignores some important points ("Dominion Transmission: Cove Point LNG project environmentally sound," Dec. 5). First, the original Environmental Impact Study (EIS) she refers to was for the Dominion property as an LNG import and distribution facility. What is being proposed is an LNG production facility. To claim the original EIS covers this is tantamount to saying "apples, door knobs, they're both round. " It is not reassuring to know that Dominion would pay other companies for their reduced emissions.
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October 28, 2004
A. David Mazzone, 76, the federal judge who guided the massive cleanup of Boston Harbor, died of cancer complications Monday in Wakefield, Mass. In 1985, Judge Mazzone ruled wastewater discharges into Boston Harbor by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority violated the federal Clean Water Act. The decision set in motion the continuing cleanup. George Silk, 87, a photojournalist who spent 30 years with Life magazine, earning fame for coverage of World War II, died Saturday in New York.
TRAVEL
September 3, 2006
HOW TO TRAVEL PRACTICALLY ANYWHERE: THE ULTIMATE PLANNING GUIDE Houghton Mifflin / $15.95 In the old days, travelers used to plan their trips with the assistance of travel agents. Now, though, many do it all themselves. And that's where this guidebook comes in. It offers practical advice on planning, booking and navigating a trip: figuring out where to go (for those, that is, who don't have a particular destination in mind), researching their destination or even finding an organized trip that fits their needs and interests.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff | October 25, 1991
Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard has won a $60 million contract to build tunnel sections for a highway under Boston harbor, a company spokesman said today.The work will employ several hundred shipbuilders, many who have been laid off, for the next 18 months."Ecstatic" was the way Lonnie Vick, business agent for Local 33 of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, described his reaction to the announcement.Business at the shipyard has dwindled in recent years, so that now the union has only about 100 members working at the yard, Vick said.
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By Anthony Lewis | May 14, 1991
A STRIKING development in our political system over recent decades has been the increasing involvement of federal judges in state and local problems. Judges, for example, have issued orders affecting the way officials may operate state hospitals, prisons, schools and other facilities.Whenever it happens, people complain about interventionist judges. But few stop to consider why it happens.The fault lies not in our judges but in ourselves -- in the way American democracy now works, or rather does not work.
TRAVEL
By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | April 30, 2006
I spent the first seven years of my life in Boston and have visited the city at least once a year ever since. But at age 32, I had never been to Boston Common, Faneuil Hall or Fenway Park. I had never strolled the Boston Harbor. I had never heard of Beacon Hill. My limited knowledge of the historical and tourist-worn parts of Boston can be attributed to two things: 1) My mom's family lives in Boston. When we visit, we go to their homes - which are usually crowded with friends and relatives, but are, in fact, not actual tourist attractions.
NEWS
December 9, 2013
Diane Leopold's recent commentary conveniently ignores some important points ("Dominion Transmission: Cove Point LNG project environmentally sound," Dec. 5). First, the original Environmental Impact Study (EIS) she refers to was for the Dominion property as an LNG import and distribution facility. What is being proposed is an LNG production facility. To claim the original EIS covers this is tantamount to saying "apples, door knobs, they're both round. " It is not reassuring to know that Dominion would pay other companies for their reduced emissions.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jack W. Germond,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- "George Bush," Celia Fischer says with some asperity, "is not going to be sailing into Boston Harbor in this state."On the face of it, that assertion by the state director of the Clinton-Gore campaign in Pennsylvania would seem to be self-evident. But the point she is making sums up the central question about the 1992 presidential campaign as it enters the final and decisive nine weeks:Can President Bush use attacks on Bill Clinton -- such as the one that blamed Michael S. Dukakis for the pollution of Boston Harbor -- to overcome the enormous lead the Democratic nominee has achieved because of the electorate's concern about the economy and its conviction Mr. Bush is to blame?
NEWS
July 29, 2004
Dean brings full plate of passion to breakfast Combative as ever, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean made a surprise appearance at the Maryland delegation's 7:30 a.m. breakfast yesterday, delighting the delegates with his trademark attack on conservatives. "We have a civil war going on in this country, and we cannot afford to lose it," Dean told the Marylanders, who looked up from their French toast and eggs to give the former candidate their attention. Dean called for an engagement in Democratic politics at all levels - from library trustee to president - and in all areas of the country, even traditionally Republican zones.
TRAVEL
By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,SUN REPORTER | April 30, 2006
I spent the first seven years of my life in Boston and have visited the city at least once a year ever since. But at age 32, I had never been to Boston Common, Faneuil Hall or Fenway Park. I had never strolled the Boston Harbor. I had never heard of Beacon Hill. My limited knowledge of the historical and tourist-worn parts of Boston can be attributed to two things: 1) My mom's family lives in Boston. When we visit, we go to their homes - which are usually crowded with friends and relatives, but are, in fact, not actual tourist attractions.
NEWS
October 28, 2004
A. David Mazzone, 76, the federal judge who guided the massive cleanup of Boston Harbor, died of cancer complications Monday in Wakefield, Mass. In 1985, Judge Mazzone ruled wastewater discharges into Boston Harbor by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority violated the federal Clean Water Act. The decision set in motion the continuing cleanup. George Silk, 87, a photojournalist who spent 30 years with Life magazine, earning fame for coverage of World War II, died Saturday in New York.
NEWS
July 29, 2004
Dean brings full plate of passion to breakfast Combative as ever, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean made a surprise appearance at the Maryland delegation's 7:30 a.m. breakfast yesterday, delighting the delegates with his trademark attack on conservatives. "We have a civil war going on in this country, and we cannot afford to lose it," Dean told the Marylanders, who looked up from their French toast and eggs to give the former candidate their attention. Dean called for an engagement in Democratic politics at all levels - from library trustee to president - and in all areas of the country, even traditionally Republican zones.
NEWS
By Jack W. Germond and Jack W. Germond,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- "George Bush," Celia Fischer says with some asperity, "is not going to be sailing into Boston Harbor in this state."On the face of it, that assertion by the state director of the Clinton-Gore campaign in Pennsylvania would seem to be self-evident. But the point she is making sums up the central question about the 1992 presidential campaign as it enters the final and decisive nine weeks:Can President Bush use attacks on Bill Clinton -- such as the one that blamed Michael S. Dukakis for the pollution of Boston Harbor -- to overcome the enormous lead the Democratic nominee has achieved because of the electorate's concern about the economy and its conviction Mr. Bush is to blame?
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | November 17, 1991
PEDDOCKS ISLAND, Mass. -- For decades, descendants of Portuguese fishermen and American soldiers have lived withoutelectricity or a clean water supply upon the rocky shores of this densely wooded patch of beach in the middle of Boston Harbor.Transporting everyday necessities by boat, islanders have survived on what they could carry and relied on oil lanterns, wood-burning stoves and bottled water to sustain them.Only a tugboat captain, the former caretaker and a retired couple brave the cold, stormy winters on the island; most, who consider themselves "islanders," live and work in Boston suburbs and seek refuge on the island during the summer and on weekends.
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff | October 25, 1991
Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard has won a $60 million contract to build tunnel sections for a highway under Boston harbor, a company spokesman said today.The work will employ several hundred shipbuilders, many who have been laid off, for the next 18 months."Ecstatic" was the way Lonnie Vick, business agent for Local 33 of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, described his reaction to the announcement.Business at the shipyard has dwindled in recent years, so that now the union has only about 100 members working at the yard, Vick said.
TRAVEL
September 3, 2006
HOW TO TRAVEL PRACTICALLY ANYWHERE: THE ULTIMATE PLANNING GUIDE Houghton Mifflin / $15.95 In the old days, travelers used to plan their trips with the assistance of travel agents. Now, though, many do it all themselves. And that's where this guidebook comes in. It offers practical advice on planning, booking and navigating a trip: figuring out where to go (for those, that is, who don't have a particular destination in mind), researching their destination or even finding an organized trip that fits their needs and interests.
NEWS
By Anthony Lewis | May 14, 1991
A STRIKING development in our political system over recent decades has been the increasing involvement of federal judges in state and local problems. Judges, for example, have issued orders affecting the way officials may operate state hospitals, prisons, schools and other facilities.Whenever it happens, people complain about interventionist judges. But few stop to consider why it happens.The fault lies not in our judges but in ourselves -- in the way American democracy now works, or rather does not work.
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