Editorials

Promises to Make to Yourself

June 28, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...
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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

June 28, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...
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Residents Lack Access to Primary and Specialty Care

June 21, 2018
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While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.  Many states however, have been proactive about removing practice...
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Letters to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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My vote in support of Mayor Walsh’s Short Term Rental Ordinance Dear Editor: “Last night, along with many of my colleagues, I attended a ‘Make Boston Affordable!’ community meeting and rally at the Boston Teachers Union co-sponsored by MAHA and the GBIO. Four hundred concerned residents showed up, representing every walk of life, they...
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Celebrating Pride in Our Communities

June 15, 2018
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Every June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month, a tradition that grows stronger every year. In 1989, Massachusetts became the second state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Our state has always been a national...
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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 15, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...
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Glenda Jackson — a True Inspiration

June 15, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...
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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 15, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...
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Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2018
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MORE BICYCLE PARKING NEEDED Dear Editor: The City,  in general, and Beacon Hill, specifically, needs more bicycle parking. When I confronted the young woman who owns this bike, she was unapologetic and claimed ‘the bike shop said it wouldn’t hurt the tree’.  City trees endure much stress and often don’t survive the first several...
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We All Benefit from Clean Beaches and Water

June 12, 2018
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The report released by the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (SH/SB) rating the water quality of the beaches in the Metropolitan Boston area and the EPA rating of an A- water quality for the Charles River once again shows that Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in providing a safe and outstanding...
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