Editorials

On the Pittsburg Shootings

November 2, 2018
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In the aftermath of the terrible shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said, “These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans.” We agree with Governor Tom Wolf . While a majority of Americans still find these senseless acts abhorrent, the fact remains that...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Let’s Make Sure the Blue Wave Includes Massachusetts

October 26, 2018
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As we get down to the final weeks of the election, many national commentators wonder how big the so-called “Blue Wave” will be, with newly energized Democrats taking back offices up and down the ballot across the country. The big question here is whether that wave will include Massachusetts. Massachusetts voters disapprove of Trump...
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Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Queastion 1

October 26, 2018
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Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Ques-tion 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ...
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Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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Study the Three Ballot Questions

October 24, 2018
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There are three questions on the ballot for the upcoming state election on Tuesday, November 6. The three are about as unrelated and disparate as one could imagine. The first question asks voters to adopt a proposed new law that would require minimum staffing by nurses in every hospital in the state. We have...
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Hunting in the House

October 15, 2018
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There are a lot of things you can count on in the autumn around here. You can count on leaves falling. You can count on a chill in the air. And you can count on mice finding their way into your home. For years I had a pretty good cat that seemed to keep...
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We Can Do More to Treat the Opioid Crisis TODAY

October 15, 2018
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Those of us living or working in the South End, Roxbury and Newmarket witness the opioid crisis’ devastating impact every day. While we are encouraged by the devotion of public health and elected officials in exploring novel treatments, even those which are currently illegal, we also note that effective treatment options, approved by the...
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How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

October 15, 2018
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Boston is going through a period of historic growth— the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are choosing to put down roots and start families here. More businesses are choosing to open their doors here. Students from all over the world come to attend our universities and colleges each year. As...
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Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 15, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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