Editorials

Bring it On, Ol’ Man Winter

January 11, 2018
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These past two weeks have brought the worst winter weather imaginable — coastal flooding, record cold, and a blizzard — but we’ve survived it all and made it out to the other side, as moderating temperatures, perhaps even reaching the balmy 50s, are predicted over the next 10 days. President Trump, as usual, tweeted...
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If You Think It’s Cold Right Now, You Must Be from Somewhere Else

January 6, 2018
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By Phineas J. Stone One thing a Bostonian tried and true will never do is tell you it’s cold. The past week has been one of the longest cold snaps in 100 years by the numbers, I heard it was colder on Tuesday in Winnipeg than on the planet Mars. Still, doesn’t matter. If...
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Finding Our Way Home in 2018

January 6, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a...
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Congratulations to Our Elected City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local government...
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Families and Children Need Not Apply in the “New Boston”

December 22, 2017
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The school start times announced a few weeks ago are just the latest indignity tossed at parents of schoolchildren in Boston over the last 20 years. One of my favorite quotes came from the Sun where I read about a parent who was benefitting from the change with high schoolers, and also being hurt...
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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...
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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...
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An Online Christmas with a Bit of a Byte

December 14, 2017
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It was last year at this time that parcels and packages started coming to the stoop one after another. For my wife, it was our first online Christmas. It went so well that this year we’ve returned to the store. First and foremost, this new system of everything coming to the doorstep doesn’t take...
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Level 4 Biolab is a Hazard Waiting to Happen in South End

December 14, 2017
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By James Alan Fox “If you build it, they will come,” a much-overused expression for just about any kind of venture, originally referred to a Field of Dreams ballpark in an isolated Iowa cornfield that would attract the unsettled spirits of disgraced ballplayers. In the case of the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases...
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Letter to the Editor

December 14, 2017
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Boston Faith Leaders Opposition to the Proposed Back Bay Pipeline Dear Editor, We write to you about a matter of profound significance – a matter of faith, a matter of justice, a matter of life and death, and a matter that you have the power to address. As leaders of faith communities here in...
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