Editorials

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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We Need to Rethink Language Immersion in Schools

May 27, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico One of the most important priorities for our Commonwealth’s schools is to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed – both academically and vocationally – in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.  And yet, far too often, I hear from families and educators in my district about students who struggle...
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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...
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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...
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Letter to the Editor

May 20, 2016
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Takes issue with proposed construction on Marlborough Street Dear Editor: 362 Marlborough proposes: construction of a one-story rear yard brick addition with a garage door, pedestrian door and roof-top deck, which would require destruction of portions of historic façade and removal of a beautiful and healthy mature flowering dogwood tree;  construction of a main...
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