Editorials

Happy Hanukkah

December 14, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the...
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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 11, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...
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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both.   The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in...
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Holiday Celebrations Around the Area

December 1, 2017
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SOUTH END Christmas is in the air at Worcester Square. The WSANA has scheduled its Tree Lighting for Dec. 3, 4-6 p.m. in Worcester Square with a special visit from Santa Claus on a fire truck. Fundraising tickets are now available from WSANA members. It is the only fundraising even for WSANA of the...
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Getting Gas in the Brave New (Bicycle) World

December 1, 2017
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Dare I complain about such unpopular things as cars and gasoline stations? Certainly I dare to, but I note that I risk having the vocal and verbose bike mafia on my tail. Luckily they are no match to keep up with my car. That’s right. I’m still a driver and in most modern circles...
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Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2017
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On Beyond Hullabaloo in Back Bay… Dear Editor, At the risk of further fueling the Back Bay Hullabaloo, and in the interest of clarity and civility, I am pushing the “reply all” button for Martyn Roetter’s letter to the editor the week before Thanksgiving, with the two issues addressed separately. Part 1: Medical Marijuana...
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GOP: Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...
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Creating Homes, and Giving Thanks

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for...
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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...
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