Editorials

Making Change in the Modern World

August 10, 2017
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Buying a sandwich or a coffee has never been so easy, provided you don’t use cash and the calculator is working on the cash register. This week I was meeting a friend to re-hash some old times and review some paperwork from the estate of an old friend. Likely there would be more re-hashing...
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Letter to the Editor

August 10, 2017
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Dear Editor:   We wanted to correct a misperception about the proposed pipeline route in the otherwise excellent article (August 3 on page 11) covering “Walk for Renewables: Residents question the need for proposed gas pipeline.”  According to the National Grid plan given to us a year ago by Commissioner Carl Spector, Boston Department...
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Getting in Touch with the Masses, Facebook Style

July 28, 2017
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The divide between how most of us live, and how those in the spotlight live has probably not been so disjointed since the times of Dickens. I read an article recently with disdain about how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is on a nationwide tour to have conversations with “real” people to see how they...
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Imagine Boston 2030

July 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th Mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...
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Transistor Radios and Inappropriate Animals

July 20, 2017
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Mid-July always brings me back to baseball/softball, the Red Sox and having a pint in the tavern after an evening of listening to the Sox on the radio and playing a softball game in the old men’s league – often doing both at the same time. Those were the days. There were no cell...
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Revitalization of South End’s Harriet Tubman Park – “Step on Board”

July 20, 2017
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By Gary Bailey ,DHL,MSW,ACSW was a lot of activity this summer at the Harriett Tubman Park located at the corners of Columbus Avenue between Pembroke and West Newton Streets. After a several years of planning, and fundraising, a visit to the park by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and the unwavering advocacy of South End...
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The Parks are Alive with the Smell of Reefer

July 14, 2017
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There’s been a lot of talk lately around the neighborhood about the smell of marijuana that in my estimation is within whiff-shot at almost any moment of the day. I’ve smelled it coming from people sitting in parks, walking on the street, waiting for the bus, and even from cars at stoplights. That pretty...
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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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