Editorials

Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...
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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 4, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...
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In like a Lamb

March 4, 2016
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Walking around Back Bay area on Sunday was a real pleasure. The sun and warm temperatures had everyone out on the Commonwealth Mall and the Public Garden. People were sitting on the benches soaking up the rays or just outdoors enjoying the weather. What a difference from two weeks ago when to venture outside...
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Isn’t It Time That We Put Kids First

February 26, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Massachusetts has long been a leader in education, public health, and innovation. However, when it comes to ensuring that all our children have a chance to succeed, we still have much work to do. To start with, it’s time that Massachusetts gets serious about guaranteeing that every child has a...
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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...
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Never Too Early to Start

February 23, 2016
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Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has re-introduced a zoning text amendment to limit the number of marijuana shops in a certain geographic area. Flaherty is calling for no more than one shop per one mile radius. This makes sense to us. Boston is called a walkable city. For those of us who call Boston...
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Building America’s Most Age-Friendly City

February 23, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed — of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to...
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Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington and Lincoln

February 23, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into gear this week) and enjoy time with our families during the public school vacation week. For some of us, the break means a family ski...
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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 23, 2016
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The recent announcement that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits for...
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