Editorials

Letter to the Editor

August 10, 2018
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IS this what democracy looks like? Dear Editor, Bostonians voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to legalize medical marijuana, and local support has only increased since then, as it has nationwide. Doctors and patients alike have been desperate for an adequate number of dispensaries to open, yet I’ve observed in recent months a disturbing pattern of...
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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 10, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...
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National Grid Open to Negotiations

August 3, 2018
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At National Grid, we’re industry leaders in the clean energy transition. We take seriously our responsibility to help solve major energy challenges, while meeting our customers’ evolving expectations and ensuring that the cost of our service is sustainable for years to come.  Our effort to keep costs reasonable for our customers has led to...
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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 3, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for...
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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 3, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...
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Police Briefs 07-26-2018

July 27, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Funny money On Tuesday, July 17, at about 11:30 a.m., police responded to Fenway Park at 24 Yawkey Way for a reported larceny. Upon arrival, the officer met with the caller, who said during the Red Sox game at around 1 p.m. on July 14, unknown person(s) went to various stations...
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Letters to the Editor

July 27, 2018
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EBNA needs a better solution Dear  Editor, In the July 19 issue of The Boston Sun there is an article about East Berkeley Street and the mess that is created by allowing parking on both sides of the street in the stretch between Albany and Washington streets.  I was alarmed to see that the...
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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

July 27, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 27, 2018
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A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent...
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Letter to the Editor

July 20, 2018
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East springfield not the place for a dispensary Dear Editor: A few weeks ago, here in the Boston Sun, there was a news story concerning the opening of a recreational marijuana store at 60 East Springfield St. in what is now Café Quattro. I grew up in lower Roxbury and the South End and...
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