Editorials

More Substance Counselors Are Needed in Our Region

February 12, 2015
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Opioid and prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Massachusetts and has been for awhile. In the month of January, there were several overdoses in this area. Fortunately first responders arrived to assist many of these individuals by administering Narcan. We urge Governor Charlie Baker not to debate the word “cuts”  and let...

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More Snow

February 12, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past two weeks in Boston, creating difficult challenges for Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways.  These storms have been unusual in the total snowfall accumulation and there has been really no melting of...

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Congratulations New England Patriots

February 12, 2015
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In what is being called the best Super Bowl in history – at least from a New England Patriots fan’s viewpoint – the hometown team captured its fourth Vince Lombardi Championship Trophy with a thrilling 28-24 victory over Seattle. We’ve been fortunate over the last 15 years to watch the greatest quarterback (Tom Brady),...

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Guest Opinion

February 12, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Short-Term Rental Bill Should be Passed

February 9, 2015
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Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End and parts of Beacon Hill, has co-sponsored legislation that would put in place state regulations for short-term residential rentals that would empower cities and towns to inspect these units for safety code violations and mandate that short-term renters pay an excise tax, similar to the state’s...

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More Water and Sewer Savings for Seniors and Disabled People

February 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s announcement that Boston Water and Sewer Commission will increase water service discounts for all senior citizens and disabled homeowners to 30 percent has been praised by many.                 It was an important decision that results in savings for low-income elderly and persons with disabilities who certainly can use the money...

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Charlestown Residents Send Fruit Baskets to Steve Wynn

January 30, 2015
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Steve Wynn asked for a fruit basket. Charlestown gave him five. In a side note to Wynn’s appearance in Boston two weeks ago – a whirlwind visit that marked his first time here since winning the casino license – Wynn comically gagged to the audience at the South Boston Convention Center that, for all...

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Townie Tidbits

January 30, 2015
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Sometimes you just walk  into a good thing   A good story is often hard to find, especially when you operate on a weekly deadline. There’s always plenty of bad stuff out there to comment on but good stuff not so much. I still laugh when I remember the name of a monthly newspaper...

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Martin Luther King

January 16, 2015
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When one considers that it has been almost 47 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin Luther King. But...

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An Olympics in Boston?

January 16, 2015
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The prospect of hosting a Summer Olympics in Boston has been bandied about for many years, but it now appears as though things might get serious in light of Boston’s selection as the top choice of American cities to contend for the designation world-wide in 2024. As far as we know, in terms of dollars and cents,...

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