Editorials

Closing the Gender Wage Gap

January 20, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’...
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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2017
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Opposed to Winthrop Square project height as proposed Dear Editor: We are writing to express our opposition to the Winthrop Square project, as currently proposed, as well as any amendment to the State Shadow Laws to facilitate such a project. We are both parents of two children – two now grown, but born and...
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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated on Friday. Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...
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Framingham Underground: Broadcasting from the Bunker on a Snow Day

January 13, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone I guess I don’t always remember menial things like how politicians used to handle snowstorms and blizzards, but for the life of me, I can’t recall some of the City’s old-time mayors and the state’s previous governors giving press conferences about what we should do to get through a cold...
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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...
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Let’s Face It, Boston Is A Winter City, So Let’s Enjoy It

January 6, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone That’s the feeling I had when I went to the new Boston Winter village on City Hall Plaza over the Christmas and New Year’s break. Boston is a winter city; let’s face it. Yet somehow we’ve all forgotten that. As much as the summer can be gorgeous and the fishing,...
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Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...
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Doors That Never Lock on Christmas, New Year’s

January 4, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are pretty taboo when it comes to being open for business. Certainly, the movie theaters and some Asian markets will open their doors as if nothing is different, but for the most part, few places are lonelier than a business district in Boston at...
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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:   Ring out the old, ring...
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The Day the Quahogs Came for Christmas

December 23, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone It had to be at least 3 a.m. when the phone rang. I answered in a fog, wholly irritated that someone would phone at such an hour. “You gotta get out here to Revere,” said the person on the other line. “Low tide’s in an hour. The Quahogs are going...
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