Editorials

Opinion

August 10, 2018
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EVANS DID A GREAT JOB AS POLICE COMMISSIONER Now, former Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, served on the force for 49 years, has been credited for establishing a national model for community relations, youth outreach and making neighborhoods safe. He has been referred to as one of the best Commissioners in the country and...

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National Grid Open to Negotiations

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

The news reports 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 a moment...

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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

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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Opinion

July 28, 2018
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Recreational sale of pot has not cleared up the smoke It won’t be too long until recreational pot shops are opened throughout the State with apparent rigid rules, regulations and policies geared to control the industry that will possibly continue to grow out of control. The powers to be are only blowing smoke in...

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Letters to the Editor

Boston Foundation salutes retiring Police Comm. Evans, congratulates incoming Comm. Gross Dear Editor: We at the Boston Foundation applaud Commissioner Evans for his hard work not just as Commissioner, but in a career spanning nearly four decades as a member of the Boston Police Department. His hard work, dedication, and leadership skills have made...

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How to Address the Coming Shortfall of Primary Care Doctors

About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet less than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools have...

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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

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 to...

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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

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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Opinion

July 13, 2018
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Knights need to keep the community advised of Housing Project Once the Knights of Columbus #1513 Ausonia Council managed to get full permission and a firm willing to create affordable housing on a positive track, they simply need to keep the community and elected officials advised of all the details in place for the...

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