Editorials

The News About the Environment is All Bad

July 27, 2018
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For anyone who is concerned about the environment (and that should be all of us), the news recently has been all bad. Here’s a sampling: A heat wave in Japan sent 10,000 people to the hospital, 30 of whom died; Denver set a record-high temperature in June of 105; and temperatures in Siberia and...
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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 27, 2018
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A recent news article in The Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent...
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Letter to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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MBTA should prioritize electric transit in Chelsea and other environmental justice communities Dear Editor, The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has an aging bus fleet. Over 300 MBTA buses are approaching their useful life of 12 years and several will need to be retired soon. The time is right for MBTA to jump-start investments...
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What President Trump Wants Us to Forget

July 21, 2018
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By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families, heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are the truth of what has been happening at our border because of Donald Trump’s despicable and immoral immigration policies. Now,...
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Great Job, Senator DiDomenico

July 21, 2018
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  Longtime readers of this newspaper know that we have been outspoken for decades in our support of measures that combat the evils of cigarette smoking, particularly among our young people. Nicotine reportedly is even more addictive than heroin, which explains why 90 percent of those who take up the smoking habit as teenagers...
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Thank You, Bob Hildreth

July 21, 2018
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In an era when the dream of a college education is becoming less and less attainable for low-to-moderate income families, the need for members of the private sector to step up and provide assistance to such families has become more and more essential. One such organization, Inversant, recently held its annual Chelsea 300 Breakfast...
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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2018
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This weekend marks the 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. Thousands of  Revere residents, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the Boston area, will flock to America’s oldest public beach to view the works of art from 15 sand sculptors from all over the world who will compete...
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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 14, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...
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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2018
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Roca responds to comments made at DA Candidates FORUM Dear Editor: District Attorneys have an incredible impact on the young people in our community, especially on the young people who are involved in the criminal justice system. For that reason, Roca is thrilled that the race to Suffolk County District Attorney is attracting our...
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Make the Most of Summer

July 14, 2018
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My father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...
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