Category: Editorials

Closing down schools

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Johnson is doing the right thing by suggesting to close or to combine at least 18 public schools in the Boston Public School system. The estimated savings, according to Johnson, would be about $10 million…

And for the record

In last week’s edition, we recalled Pearl Harbor Day. We wrote that President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation it would be remembered as a day of infamy. The exact wording Roosevelt used in his address to the Congress the day…

In and out

Mayor Menino has been in and out of the hospital recently, following his return from Italy with an infection and then a reaction to medications that were prescribed to him. His recovery has become more of a problem than his…

Thanksgiving 2010

Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability…

On to Thanksgiving

The year is hurtling to its end as we near Thanksgiving. The Halloween weekend was something to behold. And then we turned back our clocks. After the Fourth of July and Bunker Hill Day, Halloween has become perhaps the third…

Nightmare on Craigie Bridge

For those of you leaving Charlestown and heading West, everything about driving has become slightly more complex with the closure of the lanes heading into Boston over the Craigie Bridge by the Museum of Science. Traffic has indeed intensified, with…

Veterans Day

Every year is a time to commemorate the dedication and sacrifice of those who are serving where their lives are in danger and especially for those who have died while in the service of the United States of America. Veterans…