Editorials

How We’re Recognizing Recovery Month

September 21, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community — and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our...
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Fall is Here Make the Most of It

September 21, 2017
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....
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The Thing We Can’t Say

September 15, 2017
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Social media is a dangerous space. When one talks about “safe spaces” on our college campuses and various villages, they certainly aren’t talking about the digital world – where aggressive agenda-setters live to ruin the lives of others and complicate the simple. A colleague of mine recently related a frightening story about good intentions...
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When Will We Be Next?

September 15, 2017
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The superstorm hurricanes of the past two weeks, Harvey and Irma, that have ravaged the southern part of our country, have made us all aware of two things. First, climate change is for real. The record rainfall that inundated Houston and the winds that obliterated the U.S. Virgin Islands and other islands in the...
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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...
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Why Honk When You Can Fish?

September 7, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Few things are more annoying than the custom of taxi cabs and drivers pulling up to a home and laying on the horn, instead of simply calling or going to the door. I have witnessed this for decades, and I will say that people don’t do this in other parts...
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Starting the School Year Together

September 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school...
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Yea, We Did That… Epic Jerk Moments in Boston

August 31, 2017
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It was about half way through banging a left turn at a new green light in front of an astounded Canadian that I realized how aggressive and jerkish we can be in Boston. The Boston left is as common as caterpillars here in town, but out on vacation in the hinterlands – where I...
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Harvey and Houston

August 31, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas, area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...
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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...
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