Editorials

Hot, Hot, Hot

September 7, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...
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Sen John McCain

September 3, 2018
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In an era when cynicism and a lack of faith in our political leaders and institutions is at an all-time high — the roots of which can be traced back to the 1960s and the subsequent Watergate scandal — Sen. John McCain truly stood out as a man whose essential belief in the values...
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Get Out and Vote

September 3, 2018
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This Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, is primary election day across the state for both national and state offices. Although primary elections in Massachusetts generally are of little or no consequence because of the overwhelming Democratic voting enrollment and because most Democrats run unopposed, this year’s primary election is different. Thanks to the...
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National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 23, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...
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Letters to the Editor

August 23, 2018
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Ward 4 looks to Katie Ford in Registry of Deeds race Dear Editor, On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day of Labor Day, voters will have a number of important choices to make on the ballot. In some cases, voters will be well-aware of what an office does (e.g., Congress), yet in others, they may...
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Summer: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

August 23, 2018
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For those of us who live for the triple-H weather of summer — hazy, hot, and humid — the six-week period we enjoyed from July 4th week through this past Saturday was our proverbial cup of tea. Temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s are what summer is all about, especially if we...
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How to Get an Arm Around the Car-Breakers? Be Broke

August 16, 2018
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So last week my wallet was stolen. No one lifted it from my house, or picked my pocket, but it was stolen out of the console in my car on a day when I thought I locked my car, but apparently didn’t hit the correct button on the key. It was so much easier...
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Healthcare for All

August 16, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...
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Letter to the Editor

August 16, 2018
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On the Kilmarnock Street proposed development Dear Editor, This is to follow up the Boston Sun report in the July 27, 2018 edition about the July 24 IAG meeting…As a native Bostonian, I am distressed that in keeping with its typical practice, the BRA is rubber-stamping this major project, which does not contain ONE...
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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 16, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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