Editorials

Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...
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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 17, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 14 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...
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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...
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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...
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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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