Editorials

Downtown View:A Different Take

February 12, 2016
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Things happen. A story gets told. It gets hardened by conventional wisdom. But you can look at it in a different way. City boosters are ga-ga over GE. We’ve been told this company is relocating because of Boston’s robust, synergistic economic environment. But there might be another reason. An executive I once interviewed told...

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City Sets New Affordable Housing Yearly Record

February 12, 2016
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In the year 2015, Boston has set a new record for creating new units of affordable housing, permitted in a single year with the new number of 1,022 surpassing the old record of 862 and 2004. With 19 percent of its housing units reserved to help house its low and moderate income residents, Boston’s...

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MBTA Needs Fixing Fast

February 12, 2016
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MBTA service has become deplorable and the T budget continues to be inadequate to meet the needs of the public transit system. What else is new? One of the solutions that hopefully will make things better is an increase in fares. Heard that before. There are major repairs needed throughout the system but the...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...

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Gun Violence Has No Place in Our Neighborhoods

January 20, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to access...

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Letters to the Editor

January 20, 2016
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City Hall Plaza Dear Editor, Karen Cord Taylor always seems to say what I’ve been grinding my teeth over (and not saying.) Apropos the new Government Center MBTA station—why is it that Boston needs these multi-million dollar entrances?  To distract us from the miserable condition of the cars and system? I’m attaching photos of...

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Boston Officials Raise Age to Buy Tobacco Products

January 7, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced that the Boston Board of Health voted to approve amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations which raise the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, increase the age for admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21,...

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Enjoy the New Year Safely

January 7, 2016
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“If this is the last, let’s make it a blast!” all too often is the thought of party-goers on New Year’s Eve as we usher out the old year and ring in the new. But New Year’s Eve is a day just like any other — by which we mean that too much “partying”...

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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