Editorials

School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 24, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 24, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news last week of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 16, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Imagine Boston 2030

July 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th Mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...

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Markey is 100 Percent Correct for Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 14, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...

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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...

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Letters to the Editor

June 23, 2017
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‘ANGEL’ STILL WORKING    HER MAGIC Dear Editor: Thanks for your article on the grand opening of the White Fountain. Two days after the grand opening, I proposed to Kelly Warwick by the “Angel,” on the spot where my grandfather proposed to my grandmother back in the late ’20s. My grandfather lived on Joy Street...

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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An Open Letter to the members of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission  Dear Committee, A resident of our community crossed Beacon Street on a bright October morning in 2016, she saw a collection of flyers pinned to the fences of the Common. “Black Lives Don’t Matter” had been posted across our neighborhood in dark...

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Letter to the Editor

WONDERFUL MEMORIES Dear Editor, I read the ‘Spring Cooking’ column, and I had to tell you what wonderful memories were evoked reading it. Especially about tongue. My maternal grandmother from Ukraine—Odessa to be exact—was to me an angel in disguise. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, during the 30’s-50’s I was fortunate to have tasted...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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