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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 16, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...
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Celebrating Pride in Our Communities

June 12, 2018
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Every June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month, a tradition that grows stronger every year. In 1989, Massachusetts became the second state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Our state has always been a national...
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Letter to the Editor

June 12, 2018
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A WORRISOME ISSUE Dear Editor: In the aftermath of another deadly school shooting where a gunman took 10 more lives (8 students and 2 teachers) and 13 more were wounded in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018; we realize that school shootings in recent times have become quite a worrisome issue.  Are our...
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We All Benefit from Clean Beaches and Water

June 12, 2018
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The report released by the environmental advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay (SH/SB) rating the water quality of the beaches in the Metropolitan Boston area and the EPA rating of an A- water quality for the Charles River once again shows that Massachusetts is a nationwide leader in providing a safe and outstanding...
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Remembering Those Who Gave All

June 1, 2018
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This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the American heroes who gave their lives for our country. Our Gold Star families deserve respect this day, and every day, of the year. My own father, Andrew, was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army as a private. He fought in the Battle...
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Time to Start Diggin’ the Clams Again

May 25, 2018
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There are a select few in Boston who have had the experience of diggin’ clams out in the mudflats of Boston Harbor – with their little shovels, picks and buckets, they bring home a treat starting about this time of year that is purely Boston. I love clams in the spring and in the...
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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...
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Help End Distracted Driving

May 17, 2018
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Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...
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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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That Lucky T-Shirt Needs a Wash…Or Maybe Not

May 4, 2018
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There’s a strange mental issue with sports fans that we here in Boston take to a new level. Traditions in our public sports accommodations are known far and wide. You have the seventh-inning ‘Sweet Caroline’ tradition at Fenway, and the Patriots ‘This is Our House’ chant that makes opposing fanbases hate us, and the...
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