Editorials

Healthcare for All

August 17, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...
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National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 17, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...
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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 17, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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Letter to the Editor

August 11, 2018
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Umemba, Castro thank Let It Fly Classic event sponsors   Dear Editor: Kyle Umemba and Cesar Castro would like to thank the following sponsors of this Saturday’s 4th Annnual Let It Fly Basketball ClassicÊto be held at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club: Sponsors: Blademasters – Top Sponsor Headquarters Auto and BoutiqueÊÊ Boathouse Group...
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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 11, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...
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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 3, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason?The lack of investment in Detroit’s regional public transit. The city doesn’t have enough downtown workers to fill all the jobs the headquarters would create. And...
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National Grid Open to Negotiations

August 3, 2018
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At National Grid, we’re industry leaders in the clean energy transition. We take seriously our responsibility to help solve major energy challenges, while meeting our customers’ evolving expectations and ensuring that the cost of our service is sustainable for years to come.  Our effort to keep costs reasonable for our customers has led to...
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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 3, 2018
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The news reports this weekend about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for...
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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 3, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...
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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

July 27, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...
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