Editorials

Global Leaders Dither While Disease Races to Latin America

September 8, 2018
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You’re nearly twice as likely to die from colon cancer living in a Latin American country than you are living in the United States. Global health leaders are trying to fix this disparity. But unfortunately, they’ve misdiagnosed the problem. Some blame intellectual property protections for pharmaceuticals. They argue that allowing companies to patent new...
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Hot, Hot, Hot

September 8, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...
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Letters to the Editor

September 3, 2018
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Mike Capuano  is our choice Dear Editor: Congressman Capuano has a track record for being an outspoken advocate for working families and he will continue to defend social security and Medicare, as well as advocate for affordable housing. Mike has supported Chelsea by delivering funding for the Chelsea Street Bridge, Soldiers Home, FBI building,...
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How to Preserve the Miracle of Life for More American Families

September 3, 2018
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Few occasions are more joyous than the birth of a child. But for scores of families, the arrival of a newborn can also augur heartbreak. Each day, nearly 100 U.S. babies are born with congenital heart defects. Many will not make it to their first birthday. Fortunately, several breakthrough technologies have emerged in recent...
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Senator John McCain

September 3, 2018
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In an era when cynicism and a lack of faith in our political leaders and institutions is at an all-time high — the roots of which can be traced back to the 1960s and the subsequent Watergate scandal — Senator John McCain truly stood out as a man whose essential belief in the values...
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Get Out and Vote

September 3, 2018
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This Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, is primary election day across the state for both national and state offices. Although primary elections in Massachusetts generally are of little or no consequence because of the overwhelming Democratic voting enrollment and because most Democrats run unopposed, this year’s primary election is different. Thanks to the...
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The Fourth Annual Let It Fly Classic

September 2, 2018
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Where do we begin to extend our gratitude, and where do we stop?  There are far, too many people to thank for the success of the annual basketball event, that enjoyed its fourth Chelsea Let It Fly tournament last weekend.  It takes the whole city to Let It Fly high and beyond! Our heroes...
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Don’t Gamble the Planet’s Future on Unproven Technology

September 2, 2018
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A group of senators recently introduced a bill that aims to combat climate change by funding research into “negative emission technologies,” which take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and store them underground. But these technologies aren’t very effective — and probably never will be. Investing in them would divert resources from proven emission-reduction...
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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2018
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Best care for cancer patients To the editor: When our loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, we hope for the best care possible. In addition to primary treatment for the cancer itself, a holistic approach to cancer treatment includes palliative care, specialized care for patients with serious illnesses, which is not limited to cancer,...
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Summer: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

September 2, 2018
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For those of us who live for the triple-H weather of summer — hazy, hot, and humid — the six-week period we enjoyed from July 4th week through this past Saturday was our proverbial cup of tea. Temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s are what summer is all about, especially if we...
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