Editorials

Nice Way to Spend a Saturday

Walking along Mt. Vernon Street or Chestnut Street in Beacon Hill or Beacon Street in the Back Bay, the outside façades of the houses on these streets have not changed since they were built, in some cases more than 200 years ago.  However, the inside of many of these homes have been upgraded and...

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Letter to the Editor

DISAGREES WITH LETTER ON SHORT TERM RENTALS Dear Editor: I found the letter from the woman at “Stop Child Predators” regarding Short Term rentals in Boston to be inaccurate and a bit histrionic, not to minimize the importance of child safety but I’m getting tired of people blaming short term rental hosts for every...

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The Kids are Alright

The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover and Happy Easter

One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Opinion

March 30, 2018
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Shake the Tree helps RUFF A private shopping event was held (3/19/18) by Shake the Tree, 67 Salem Street, to benefit RUFF, was a nice community gesture. The special event featured shopping with 20% off the profits going to RUFF. Food, drinks and a raffle were also provided at the special events. The community...

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You Better Not Cross a Boston Woman… Or Else

Growing up in Boston, I was surrounded by women of courage, strength, fists they weren’t afraid to use, and many times a lot of dirty words shouted out over coffee or cigarettes. These were the women of Boston proper, and they weren’t really to be messed with. I have aunts to this day I...

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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?  Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us in...

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Opinion

March 16, 2018
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Little League sponsors come through, again Once again, the usual sponsors, have come through for the 2018 North End Athletic Association NEAA Major League (Little League) program. It’s always nice to know that these community minded organizations and businesses can be counted on to sponsor teams each year. Sponsors are: Regional Review, Saint Anthony’s...

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Proposed HHS Rule Would Save Seniors Money

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just proposed a rule that could dramatically lower seniors’ out-of-pocket drug spending. Lobbyists for the nation’s largest “pharmacy benefits managers” are sure to fight the proposal tooth and nail. These PBMs, which effectively set drug prices for the entire country, want to continue overcharging the 42...

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Commenting on Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers

Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and will only...

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