Editorials

A Great State of the State

February 2, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature last week truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...
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Old-Timer Goes to City Hall Plaza

January 25, 2018
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By Phineas J. Stone Tax bills went out earlier this month, and if you own a place like me, you’ve spent the past few weeks putting your eyeballs back into their sockets. Property taxes for me, and most in the area, were an afterthought. They were so low in year’s past that they probably...
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Letters to the Editor

January 25, 2018
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A NEW PIPELINE DOESN’T FIT HERE Dear Editor: Developers of luxury accommodations have the means — and the responsibility — to incorporate state-of-the-art energy efficiency and energy use planning into their building designs. Proper planning would take into consideration the City of Boston’s commitment to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.  Options for heating already being...
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A Great State of the State

January 25, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...
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The Art of Being Boston Sneaky

January 20, 2018
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By Phineas J. Stone Boston is notorious for low-level scams, putting on the hustle and general dirty tricks. In fact, a native might be so adept that you may not even know you’ve been scammed until you’re five miles on the other side of the Mystic/Tobin. Around here, it’s good to be a sneak....
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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...
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Local Column: Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

January 11, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...
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It Was Bound to Happen

January 11, 2018
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A number of months ago we predicted in this column that the Trump administration would move to destroy the nascent legal marijuana industry, even though Trump himself had said during his campaign that he would not seek to do so because he believed it to be a states’ rights issue. The directive issued last...
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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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