Editorials

Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...
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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.   When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at...
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Walking Around Boston

June 25, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone There’s a great deal of energy and excitement nowadays for walking in the City of Boston. Fancy that. Those stirring up the excitement approach it as if we’ve never heard of the term ‘walking.’ Those of us who have suffered through the nightmare of parking in the downtown neighborhoods for...
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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 25, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...
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Summer Boredom? Take A Trip to the State of Lawlessness

June 17, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Like a birthday or a sanctioned holiday, the beginning of warmer weather always brings a horrific dose of street violence to Boston. Not everywhere though. In fact, I’ve come to realize it’s a distinct section of the city – right in the very middle – that I have come to...
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Downtown View:Make No Little Plans

June 17, 2016
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Hey, Bostonians. Can we stop complaining about the Big Dig? Yes, it cost almost $15 billion. Yes, it took 15 years to complete. (It was a big job, moving all those utility lines and keeping the cars running overhead.) It was also worth every penny we spent on it. It has caused the area...
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Thank You for Making Boston Shines a Success

June 17, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh We’re entering into one of the most beautiful times of the year: early summer, where Boston’s citizens congregate outside to enjoy the warming weather and celebrate the start of the summer season. That’s why Boston’s community came together in April to clean the streets of Boston through the City’s Boston...
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Downtown View:The Growing Obsession with Mattresses

June 10, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor What is this growing obsession with mattresses? Mattresses—possibly one of the most boring items you’ll ever need or buy—have exploded in heft, risen in price, peppered malls and downtown Boston streets though the growing number of mattress-specialty stores, become a topic of concern in newspaper and magazine articles, been featured...
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Enjoy — Remember — Bunker Hill Day

June 10, 2016
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in Charlestown that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. If you...
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TV Dinners and the Vietnam War

May 27, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone As Memorial Day approaches, I am often confronted by the faces of the young men who went away to war and never returned. I can put myself in their shoes certainly. Their faces are so fresh and eager, naive, and ready to conquer the world. They left indestructible in their...
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