Editorials

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...
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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

August 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...
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Letters to the Editor

August 29, 2016
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Good coverage Dear Editor: Thank you to Beth Treffeisen for her excellent coverage of Boston’s gas leaks—their number and the lack of attention being paid to them. A problem I recently encountered, and would appreciate information about if you write again was trying to report a leak at the front of the taxicab waiting...
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Guns,Guns,and A Few More Guns

August 22, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone I’m right down the line with the Boston Police. I’m tired of the nonsense, the inflammatory behavior of some of our elected officials and our media. Whether it’s this cartoon situation with the Globe, or discussions that indict every officer in the department and paint with a broad brush, I...
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National Night Out

August 22, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Monday and Tuesday night, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games,...
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Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 22, 2016
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Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...
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Letter to the Editor

August 19, 2016
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The state agency has  overstepped its authority Dear Editor: To Secretary Jay Ash, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development: I am writing to inform you that the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has exceeded its powers by acting on a matter over which it has no jurisdiction.  DHCD has issued...
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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...
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Letter to the Editor

August 8, 2016
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Tethering is cruel Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of the...
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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 8, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...
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