Editorials

Commenting on Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers

March 1, 2018
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and will only...

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Dan Conley Will Be Missed

March 1, 2018
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The surprise announcement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley that he will not be seeking re-election in the fall came as a shock to his constituents in Suffolk County. For the past 16 years, Dan Conley has held what is perhaps the highest-profile job in the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Yet despite...

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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

February 22, 2018
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At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students — regardless of their race, native language,...

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Townie Tidbits

February 22, 2018
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WHY WON’T THESE PEOPLE JUST GO AWAY? Once again a roadblock has been thrown down on moving ahead with grant funding for the Sullivan Square re-design. I have been attending meeting after meeting on the future Sullivan Square and traffic flow. I usually sit next to community activist John Dillon, who always has an opinion...

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Morrissey Family Impact Statement

February 22, 2018
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I want to begin by thanking the District Attorney’s Office and the Boston Police Victim Advocates, our friends, our co-workers, family, the Charlestown community and all those that have been a huge support system for our family over the past three years. Words cannot describe what the support has meant to us as we...

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Looking at the Hood Park Project

February 22, 2018
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Dear Editor: “Hood Park pulls concert venue proposal, wants to talk to higher buildings later”, according to a recent headline in the Charlestown Patriot Bridge. It was astounding to read further and learn just how high the developer is speaking of. He is suggesting increasing the maximum height of building the Hood Plant site...

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Townie Tidbits

February 15, 2018
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THE VALUE OF YOUTH MENTORING After recently attending the 125th anniversary of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, and the impact it has had and continues to have with Charlestown›s young people, I thought about the value of these  intergenerational service organizations. I grew up in the ’50s and ’60s in Boston›s South End...

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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...

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Townie Tidbits

February 9, 2018
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Is it just me or has the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ‘78 got here much too fast. I remember it well to this day.  One big difference for me is I was a mere 29 years old, ready to battle the snow. I caught  my dad shoveling it a few days after...

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Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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Support for Cognitive Rehabilitation for Brain Injury Survivors Dear Editor, I am writing to support important legislation that will help survivors of brain injury. In 2009, my life came to a halt when I was hit by a snowboarder in Aspen, Colorado. The snowboarder ran into eight instructors and went straight through us like...

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