Editorials

Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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The following letter was submitted to The Sun from the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office Dear Chairman Moore, I want to express my appreciation for your Committee allowing me the opportunity to have the professional staff of the Massachusetts Historical Commission evaluate the impacts of the high-rise construction, which would be authorized by this...
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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...
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Senator Ed Markey is 100 Percent Correct for His Reproach of Kellyanne Conway

July 7, 2017
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It is fair to say that the world as Americans have known it in the post-World War II era has been turned upside-down  — and not in a good way — since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The unpresidential comments and actions on a daily basis by President...
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Playing Ball on the Street and the Good Old ‘Pinkie’

June 30, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone I was reminded by a recent article in the Sun about playing ball in the street or on the greenies. I was further reminded of it when I recently saw an old picture of the South End – when it extended all the way up to Tyler Street before the...
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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth of July

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...
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Questioning the Curious Pedestrian and Others Around Us

June 23, 2017
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There’s no question that Boston residents have a bit of steel barrier between themselves and all others. Maybe you’re a tourist on vacation and reading this column, or maybe you’ve lived in the Hub for a bit and haven’t yet cracked the code. One of the best ways to penetrate the cranky veneer of...
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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...
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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...
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How We’re Making Boston an Age-Friendly City

June 9, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston...
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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...
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