Editorials

Framingham Underground: Broadcasting from the Bunker on a Snow Day

January 13, 2017
By

By Phineas J. Stone I guess I don’t always remember menial things like how politicians used to handle snowstorms and blizzards, but for the life of me, I can’t recall some of the City’s old-time mayors and the state’s previous governors giving press conferences about what we should do to get through a cold...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
By

When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Let’s Face It, Boston Is A Winter City, So Let’s Enjoy It

January 6, 2017
By

By Phineas J. Stone That’s the feeling I had when I went to the new Boston Winter village on City Hall Plaza over the Christmas and New Year’s break. Boston is a winter city; let’s face it. Yet somehow we’ve all forgotten that. As much as the summer can be gorgeous and the fishing,...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
By

In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Doors That Never Lock on Christmas, New Year’s

January 4, 2017
By

By Phineas J. Stone Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are pretty taboo when it comes to being open for business. Certainly, the movie theaters and some Asian markets will open their doors as if nothing is different, but for the most part, few places are lonelier than a business district in Boston at...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
By

The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:   Ring out the old, ring...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

The Day the Quahogs Came for Christmas

December 23, 2016
By

By Phineas J. Stone It had to be at least 3 a.m. when the phone rang. I answered in a fog, wholly irritated that someone would phone at such an hour. “You gotta get out here to Revere,” said the person on the other line. “Low tide’s in an hour. The Quahogs are going...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Why I Voted “No” on the 2% Tax on the Sale of Alcohol in Boston

December 23, 2016
By

By Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George I want to start by thanking the Makers of this Order. Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker have been passionate forces of advocacy and support for families that are struggling to connect their loved ones to treatment. I’m proud to be their colleague and I’m grateful for their work. Substance...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Boston City Council Votes Down 2 Percent Alcohol Tax to Fund Substance Abuse Programs

December 23, 2016
By

By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council last week voted down an order that would place a two percent tax on certain alcoholic beverages to fund prevention and treatment programs for substance abuse. Backed by City Councilors Frank Baker and Bill Linehan who have seen substance abuse plague their neighborhoods did not prevail in...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
By

Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...
Read more »

Posted in Editorials | No Comments »

Full Print Edition