Editorials

Wisdom in A Bus Station Bathroom, and Words Heard on the Street

April 7, 2017
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Sometimes when the seasons begin to change people get talkative and the whole city seems to break out of the winter shell, and conversations pick up. I feel like that’s happening now. As I’ve come and gone over the last week, I’ve picked up a number of funny conversations, sad commentaries, and clueless questions...
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Make it Your Moment: One Boston Day

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we...
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Cheering for Massachsuetts Healthcare? Only if You’re A Politician

March 31, 2017
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There’s quite a disconnect these days between what is said and what’s happening on the ground. Pick your subject. Mine will be health care in our great Commonwealth. Of course health care has been in the news locally and nationally and the common refrain from the politicians around Boston is that Massachusetts is way...
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How We’re Investing in Our Schools

March 31, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...
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How Low Can They Go?

March 31, 2017
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The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented...
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We Remember It Well…

March 31, 2017
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The “it” we are referring to  was the surprise April Fool’s Day snowstorm of 1997 — 20 years ago this week — that dumped 25 inches of snow in this immediate area and even more in other places in the Greater Boston area. We recall that the weather forecasters had not predicted such a...
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A Quinzani Roll with My Crab Rangoon

March 17, 2017
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Now that it’s official the Quinzani’s Bakery site in the South End will become high-end residences, it’s time to wax poetic about their rolls and their Italian bread – the loaves with the garlic butter already inside. The City recently approved a major project to replace the old bakery and a bean sprout company....
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Let It Snow, Let It Snow — Not

March 17, 2017
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Even though we have had a mild winter, the major snowstorm this week was not welcome! By mid-March, we are ready for winter’s bleakness to depart and for spring to arrive. Yes, we know that March comes in like a lion. As lifelong New Englanders, we are ready for anything that Mother Nature may...
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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that brings a smile to everyone’s face — a day when everyone is Irish for a day. St. Patrick’s Day actually is a significant one in American history, marking the date in 1776 on which the British armed forces evacuated Boston (hence the official nomenclature, Evacuation...
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Cash Only, and a Rubber Band for Good Measure

March 10, 2017
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There are a lot of people who still carry around cash. A good majority of folks, especially the fast movers in our neighborhoods, rely only on the electronic world to make purchases. Having a few dollars in the pocket is a rarity for these folks. Everything is by credit, debit or the PayPal thing....
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