Editorials

Getting the Call for Just About Anything

February 28, 2017
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Those who follow Mr. Boston may now know that the old soul has achieved an e-mail address for readers to respond to and pass on comments. For the record, that is mrboston@thebostonsun.com. Getting that going made me think of the old days when the landline would ring at the various newspapers where I took...
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Beating Cancer Shouldn’t Force Patients into Bankruptcy

February 28, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe and Patricia J. Goldsmith Liza Bernstein survived breast cancer three times. But it took all she had. She lost her home and savings to the costs of tests and treatments. She’s not technically bankrupt — but that’s only because she “couldn’t afford the fees” to file the claim. Liza recently...
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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...
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Getting Grizzly is a Way of Dealing with the Winter

February 17, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone When I was little, my aunts used to always have extreme disdain for their husbands carrying a beard – especially in the winter. That’s because, for many a New England man, one of the best ways to deal with harsh winds and cold snow when we’re out shoveling the path...
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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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Dear Mr. Stone: I am a fairly recent  (2015) arrival in Boston who regularly reads your column in the Sun. I find what you say often thought-provoking, if not always easy to agree with. This  week you expressed discomfort with the style of Senator Elizabeth Warren, whom you regard as too ideological. The Senator...
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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...
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When the Hospital isn’t About Healing

February 10, 2017
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The hospital used to be an unimposing place for me when I was younger. That all changes the older you get. As more and more things seem to go wrong with the pipes and plumbing of the human body due to age, it becomes more and more likely that you could enter the hospital...
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Congratulations,New England Patriots!

February 10, 2017
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We join the entire New England region in congratulating the New England Patriots on winning Super Bowl LI in what many are calling the greatest triumph in Boston sports history. This historic moment reaffirmed that the New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick never give up and play as a team at all times...
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Understanding the Pay Increase Vote

February 3, 2017
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By State Sen. William Brownsberger There has been a lot of visibility recently on the legislature’s vote to increase the salaries for the statewide constitutional officers (Governor, Attorney General, etc.), for legislative leaders and for judges. I’ve posted details on this issue at willbrownsberger.com and I’ve received mixed feedback there.  I wanted to offer...
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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand At the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...
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