Editorials

The Haves and Have Mores: The Heartbreak of High School in Boston Public Schools

April 22, 2017
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Over Easter Dinner this past Sunday, I was speaking with a relative of mine who mentioned his family had been put in disarray over the last month, particularly his wife, who had been brought to tears on many occasions and was quite distraught on a daily basis. The culprit:  Boston’s exam schools. I should...
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Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2017
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Dear Editor, I read with great interest Deb Blair’s April 11 letter to the Editor concerning the Winthrop Square garage project. Her position is that the one-time inflow of cash from the sale of the parking garage is worth trading off the integrity and vitality of the Common for today’s users and future generations...
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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...
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When the Late Night Dash to the Store Goes Wrong, Appeal to Common Sense

April 14, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Few things are more common from household to household and neighborhood to neighborhood in Boston than the night-time run to the corner store or to the local pharmacy. I know this because I’ve done my share of 9 p.m. runs to CVS, or the 9:50 p.m. scurry to the corner...
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Spring Has Sprung….

April 14, 2017
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Although our winter season was a mild one, both in terms of cold and snow, giving us hopes for an early arrival of spring, our optimism proved illusory thanks to a near record-setting chilly and wet month of March that extended into the first week of April. The awful March weather curtailed outdoor activities,...
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Happy Easter

April 14, 2017
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin the observance of the holiest days of their religion upon which the foundation of their faith is based. However, no matter what religious beliefs one...
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Happy Passover

April 14, 2017
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We want to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover or Happy “Pesach” as this important holiday is known in Hebrew. The holiday begins with a special Passover dinner known as a Seder when the story is retold about Passover and includes the recitation of the “Four Questions” by the youngest...
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Wisdom in A Bus Station Bathroom, and Words Heard on the Street

April 7, 2017
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Sometimes when the seasons begin to change people get talkative and the whole city seems to break out of the winter shell, and conversations pick up. I feel like that’s happening now. As I’ve come and gone over the last week, I’ve picked up a number of funny conversations, sad commentaries, and clueless questions...
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Make it Your Moment: One Boston Day

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we...
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Cheering for Massachsuetts Healthcare? Only if You’re A Politician

March 31, 2017
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There’s quite a disconnect these days between what is said and what’s happening on the ground. Pick your subject. Mine will be health care in our great Commonwealth. Of course health care has been in the news locally and nationally and the common refrain from the politicians around Boston is that Massachusetts is way...
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