Editorials

Five Simple Habits to Help Our Children Thrive

April 1, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: it means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much of...

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Letters to the Editor

March 25, 2016
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City Hall Plaza and Delaware North Dear Editor: I read – with great apprehension – that Delaware North has been chosen to “spruce up” City Hall Plaza. I assume all those associated with designating Delaware North know that it’s the former concessionaire at Yosemite National Park. DN claims it now owns the names “Ahwahnee...

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Stand by your Guns Commissioner-Fingerprinting is a Public Safety Issue

March 25, 2016
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Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans’ attempt to have all Uber and Lyft drivers provide fingerprints for public safety reasons is completely justified. If the 6,000 Boston cab drivers have to provide fingerprints, there is no reason why other transportation service drivers should do the same. Fingerprints can be used in many ways, especially...

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The T in MBTA Stands for Terrible

March 25, 2016
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Each week there is a negative story regarding the MBTA. If it’s not overtime costs, breakdowns, poor operations, deficit issues or poor service it’s something else and there appears to be no end in sight towards resolving any of the problems. Governor Charlie Baker has vowed to start in motion solutions but he would...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
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Faithful reader grateful for memorial Thank you, most kindly, for giving space to the piece on Bob Goodwin’s passing. Your thoughtfulness will bring much comfort not only to the seniors at Beacon House but to his family and friends in the community. Mary Hirsch Beacon House

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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Letter to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Self-described ‘Hillary Clinton supporter’ dismayed by endorsements Dear Editor: On Feb. 24, I read the Beacon Hill Times Editorial looking for your endorsement for Super Tuesday, next Tuesday’s vital election: the American President. To my dismay, only two candidates were named: the Republican Trump and the Democrat Sanders. No other Candidates were acknowledged; no...

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In Like A Lamb

March 4, 2016
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Walking around Beacon Hill area on Sunday was a real pleasure. The sun and warm temperatures had everyone out on the Boston Common and the Public Garden. People were sitting on the benches soaking up the rays or playing football or Frisbee on the parade grounds. What a difference from two weeks ago when...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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