Editorials

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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Dennis, Welcome to the Boston Jerk Sports Fan Hall of Fame

January 27, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Dennis Harrison was just a regular guy up to Saturday evening, and then he pulled the fire alarm to underground fame. Harrison, for those who don’t know, is the Eastie guy who came by some information that the Pittsburgh Steelers were staying in Eastie at the airport hotel. Then he...
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Winthrop Square’s Shady Deal

January 27, 2017
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By Councilor Tito Jackson The Boston Common has been the playground for Boston’s children since 1634, the backyard for Boston’s youth, and the front porch for Boston’s seniors. The first public park in America, it is the iconic public space of our city. The Frog Pond’s splash pool and ice skating rink and the...
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