Editorials

Watching the Age of Innovation on a Seated Walker

March 1, 2018
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Every month or so now there’s a five-column Boston Globe headline about some new innovative company landing in the Seaport or some other trendy hot spot in the region. It’s exciting names like Amazon, or Reebok or Bose – all the people who fled the city for the suburbs like Canton or Natick in...
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Smokes and Subs Delivered After 6

February 15, 2018
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Raise your hand if you ever had to buy cigarettes for your parents at the packie when you were a kid? Ok. Now raise your hand if you ever called a taxi to deliver cigarettes and beer to your home during the third period of a Bruins game? Yep. Did you ever witness your...
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Thinking Back in Time

February 15, 2018
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As someone born and raised in the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood that encompassed St. Philip’s Parish down on Harrison Avenue, I love those old photos of long-ago South End back when it was grittier and less gentrified. A recent photo of one block of Washington Street between West Concord and Rutland streets brought back great memories of long...
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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

February 15, 2018
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At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students — regardless of their race, native language,...
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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...
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The Future of Transportation Isn’t Just Self-Driving Cars, It’s Public Transit

February 9, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....
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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...
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Winter Lobsters are for Tourists, Right?

February 2, 2018
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I’m always amazed at seeing folks ordering $25 lobsters during the winter season. But I suppose it’s just the way all things have moved. After all, you could go to the market right now and find plump, red strawberries in February. Nothing’s seasonal anymore. In times past, certain things triggered other things. My family...
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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom...
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Letter to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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PARKING STICKERS WILL REQUIRE SERIOUS THOUGHT Dear Editor: The idea for charging Boston residents for neighborhood parking stickers is not as outlandish as when you first hear this idea, but I do believe before we start tweaking with these parking stickers we should do a comprehensive parking study citywide. For instance, Boston’s North End...
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