Editorials

Dan Conley Will Be Missed

The surprise announcement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley that he will not be seeking re-election in the fall came as a shock to his constituents in Suffolk County. For the past 16 years, Dan Conley has held what is perhaps the highest-profile job in the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Yet despite...

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Opinion

March 1, 2018
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City’s Children’s Winter Festival couldn’t be better School vacation’s Children’s Winter Festival, presented by the Boston Parks Department in conjunction with several partners, was a well-coordinated community activity that was totally enjoyed by hundreds of families throughout Boston. The Festival had many things to do, special activities, musical entertainment, giveaways, games and much more...

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Opinion

February 14, 2018
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Councilor Edwards committed to neighborhood District 1 Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has publicly committed her interest in the well-being of the North End/Waterfront community. She has expressed her willingness to work with residents, the business community and local organizations to be available when it counts the most, and to deal with issues relating...

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What Do You Say to Your Children

Children are sponges for knowledge and information.  They are born a virtual blank slate.  They pay attention to everything you say to them.  You are the purveyor of all knowledge.  Children can’t distinguish between when you are serious and when you say something impulsively, without thinking.  A single comment can stay with a child...

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The Future of Transportation is Public Transportation

By Richard A. White Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to...

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Opinion

February 2, 2018
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Edwards makes a wise choice with Carangelo             Newly elected District 1 Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has hired former Councilor Sal LaMattina aide Cathy Carangelo of the North End.             Edwards has made a wise choice placing Cathy on her staff. She has a lot of knowledge relating to the neighborhood and is...

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A Home for All Bostonians

By Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards   The City of Boston is at a watershed moment as we find ourselves with the exciting opportunity to define our neighborhoods future for generations to come. While I am incredibly hopeful for the future of this city, I am keenly aware of the challenges that face so...

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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom this fall, for nearly four...

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A Great State Of the State

Gov. Charlie Baker’s impressive and commanding State of the State address to the state legislature Tuesday evening truly was one of the most powerful such speeches in recent memory. Gov. Baker listed a host of accomplishments of his administration, most notably the progress in combating the opioid addiction crisis and reducing homelessness across the...

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Opinion

By Phil Orlandella District Attorney’s Drug Pilot program has merit A new pilot recovering drug program that could possibly help steer addicts away from prison has been put on the table by Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. Apparently, the new initiative is geared toward meaningful intervention to the lives of drug addicts,...

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