Editorials

A Home for all Bostonians

February 2, 2018
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The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so many Bostonians on their own pathways. Many...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom...

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Letter to the Editor

February 2, 2018
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WHY DOES EVERYTHING SEEM TO ALWAYS END UP AT SULLIVAN SQUARE? Dear Editor: Well, we were all back at the Knights last week for the latest Rutherford Avenue/ Sullivan Square Public Information Meeting run by the Boston Transportation Department. I got a chance to talk with James Gillooly, the department’s deputy commissioner, and I...

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Have We Become Numb to The Shootings?

February 2, 2018
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Mass shootings seem to be happening too often all across this country and it seems that we are  becoming numb to them, even if they occur in school buildings and children are the ones who are being shot. The latest mass school shooting in our nation occurred in Kentucky last week and resulted in...

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Townie Tidbits

January 25, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani THANK YOU , COACH McINTOSH Hey, unlike President Trump, I am not always right. Even I can be in error, and I am glad when an error gets a response from this column’s readership. Recently, I used the word “opine” as a noun when it is not, is is an action...

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DiDomenico Reflects on 2017 Achievements

January 25, 2018
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By Sen. Sal DiDomenico Now that the holidays are over and we are already well into the New Year, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the important achievements that my colleagues and I in the Senate accomplished during the previous legislative year. 2017 was a busy and productive year for...

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Energy Companies Have Helped Texas, and the Nation, Recover from Harvey

January 25, 2018
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By Andrew Langer Hurricane Harvey dumped enough rain on Texas to fill the entire Chesapeake Bay. Widespread flooding caused an estimated $190 billion in damage, meaning Harvey could be the most expensive storm in American history. The hurricane hit the energy sector particularly hard. Over a dozen oil refineries along the Gulf Coast shut...

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Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

January 25, 2018
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In the early 1960s, there was an iconic TV commercial for the long-defunct National Airlines (which merged into Pan American in 1980) with the tagline, spoken by the pert blonde stewardess, “Is this any way to run an airline? You bet it is!” Soon enough, that tagline took on an ironic twist in popular...

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A Great State of the State

January 25, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Townie Tidbits

January 20, 2018
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By Sal Giarratani By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job,...

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